A Millennial with Muscle
Without a doubt, you’re going to want to make sure you grab a room at one of the fine hotels near the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Many of the big name convention centers in North America, or even around the world, bear a pedigree that is decades old, the foundations of their construction or location firmly rooted in a rich, local history. You might think, then, that the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, not even 10 years old yet, would fall short in the race for biggest and best centers around the globe, but you would be doing yourself, and this amazing location, a disservice.
Conceived in 1993 for an NBA expansion bid – with the final location selected at the Canada Post Delivery Building at 40 Bay Street a year later – the Air Canada Centre opened its doors to the public and hosted its first hockey and basketball game in 1999. That same year, the Canadian band Tragically Hip played the first concert there, followed quickly by the Rolling Stones and Celine Dion, with all three completely sold out. With an opening year like that, it’s not hard to believe that the Air Canada Centre has recently been ranked #2 in the U.S. and Canada and number #4 worldwide by Billboard Magazine. The center receives excellent reviews from attendees.
Don’t Let the Name Fool You
This convention center is more than just an excellent place to see big name musicians or watch the Raptors, Maple Leafs, or Rock play on their home turf. Beyond the gigantic arena for family events, festivals, and trade shows, it also boasts not one, not two, but three separate restaurants and even an on-site brewery. You read that right. From the classy fine dining experience in the Platinum Club, to the view at the Air Canada Club, to the tradition of the Hot Stove Club, you won’t have to even leave the building to have a full range of dining selections to pair with whatever event you are have on your schedule. And of course, every choice will allow you to enjoy the right-in-house Molson brewery drafts. That makes choosing any of the hotels near the Air Canada Centre in Toronto not just a good idea but also one that will take your trip from memorable to simply unbelievable.
Toronto at its Finest
Not only will booking a room at one of the hotels near the Air Canada Centre in Toronto provide you with convenient access to any of the upcoming events on their calendar, like concerts from Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, and Adam Lambert with Queen, but it also connects you to the PATH walkway system, extending your trip from just a convention center stop to everything Toronto has to offer, including its hotels. So after you check-in and have set yourself up right in a quality Toronto hotel room, hit the world’s largest underground shopping complex to enjoy over 1,200 shops, services, and connections to other great locations like the CN Tower, King Street, and Metro Hall. You’ll still be back in time for your once-in-a-lifetime, mind-blowing event at the Air Canada Centre.