Yesterday, I confirmed that tickets for the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, beginning July 10th, are still available. With the strong value of the US$ against the Canadian $, it's the perfect time to surprise corporate groups with impromptu meetings or executive retreats in or near Toronto.
I did a quick dial around and all of these properties near Pan-Am Games venues still have accommodation and meeting space available. The driving time to the Pan Am Games location is indicated in brackets.
Angus Glen Golf Club
Atos Markham (Water Polo, Table Tennis, Badminton)
- Delta Markham (10 Minutes)
The hotel, affiliated with Pets Can Stay, has 10,000 square feet of function space, and there is still some availability for corporate events of up to 150 attendees.
- Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa (10 Minutes)
There are 500 newly renovated guest rooms, 45,000 square feet of meeting space and a 14,040-square-foot conference centre. During the Pan Am Games, there is limited meeting space availability for groups of up to 60 (classroom style) on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.
- The Briars (45 minutes)
Groups can enjoy a country setting and still take in the games at this resort with 50 guest rooms, 14 cottages (with 42 rooms) and 10 meeting rooms.
Where to Shop: Markville Mall, Pacific Mall,Vaughan Mills Outlet, Main Street (Unionville)
Tea Rooms: Old Curiosity Tea Shoppe, The Victorian Tea Room (Richmond Hill)
OLG Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park
(Show Jumping, Dressage, Eventing)
- Hockley Valley, Orangeville (20 Minutes)
This country resort offers an 18-hole championship golf course, indoor and outdoor saltwater pools, and 8,000-square-foot spa with 18 treatment rooms.
While all Saturdays are sold out in July and August, accommodation and function space is available for small executive retreats from Sunday to Friday.
- Millcroft Inn , Alton (28 Minutes)
At this distinctive country inn and spa, there is good availability from Sunday - Tuesday during most weeks as well as during the weeks of July 26th and August 5th.
Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course, Port Dalhousie, St. Catharines
- Oban Inn & Spa
This elegant, 26 room boutique hotel with meeting space for up to 40 participants, sun room and English gardens.
- Pillar and Post
The outdoor hot springs and pool offer maximum relaxation during summer downtime at this 122 guest room property with 11 meeting rooms.
Yes, downtown Toronto hotels close to many event venues still have guest room and meeting space availability. Here are a few examples with times based on proximity to the Rogers Centre:
- Radisson Hotel Admiral Toronto-Harbourfront (5-minute walk)
- Soho Metropolitan Hotel and Residences (5-minute walk)
- InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel (8-minute walk)
- Hotel Le Germain - Maple Leaf Square (8 minute walk)
- Fairmont Royal York (10-minute walk)
- Thompson Toronto (15-minute walk) - Lots of availability after July 12th
- Omni King Edward Hotel (10-minute streetcar or subway ride)
- Windsor Arms Hotel (15 minutes by subway plus 12-minute walk)
Search the Cvent Supplier Network for more Hotels in Toronto.
Where to Shop: Eaton Centre, The Toronto-Dominion Centre, Yorkville
Tea Rooms: Windsor Arms Hotel, King Edward Hotel, Royal York Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel