Burlington Convention Centre
Halton Region’s largest full service corporate and social event venue, the Burlington Convention Centre has been supporting business for the bustling Golden Horseshoe for over 13 years and counting.
The Burlington Convention Centre
services businesses from Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Hamilton, Burlington, Stoney Creek, and Niagara, a population of approximately 8.4 million
that is estimated to reach over 11 million in 15 years, and 5.5 million jobs according to the Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure. On its own, this area accounts for over 20 per cent of Canada’s GDP.
Conveniently located near the QEW and 403 Highways, and easily accessible from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, The Burlington Convention Centre is in the heart of the action. Director of Operations & Event Consultant Sonia Radunovic says, “Easy access from the highway makes it simple and convenient for your employees, clients and guests to find us. Our facility has ample free parking for all your guests, as well as ample handicap parking at every entrance. Your employees, guests or public attendees won’t have to park far away from the building. There are front, rear and side entrances for easy access from the parking lot.”
From charity events, fundraisers, tradeshows, sales meetings, training, production luncheons, corporate parties and road shows, the Burlington Convention Centre is ready to help host any event from 10 to 1,500 people. Executive Chef Robert L. Roberge and his corporate catering staff offer a diverse menu to complement any event, and custom orders are also often accommodated and can be designed with the help of an event meeting planner.
The Burlington Convention Centre has over 20,000 square feet of meeting space, and rooms that can be converted to the proper area for a particular function. Ample complimentary parking and three banquet halls are other draws to the centre, and the reason 80 per cent of clients are return clients. Audio/visual equipment, a business centre, wireless Internet and a professional wait staff are also highly valued by clients.
Tania Nash, Director of DSD Management and client of the Burlington Convention Centre, says, “Our party has continued to grow each year, with us changing rooms to accommodate the growth. The entire team is focused on making your event a success. From the excellent menu selections, to Erica’s followup with the important details for your hall to look good and run smoothly, to the excellent host and wait staff. It is no surprise that our team members look forward to the annual party at the Burlington Convention Centre.”
Radunovic oversees that clients’ needs are catered to, allowing them to concentrate on their function. “I enjoy working with the business community,” she says. Burlington Convention Centre clients enjoy the ability to host a lavish event or an intimate gathering, enhanced by ready-to-use video, lighting and sound features.
“It is very rewarding, no matter how big a function, when it is over and everyone is happy with their service and how the venue looks; it is very rewarding. Happy clients make everything worth it.”
The Burlington Convention Centre is currently undergoing a facelift, with new ceiling lights and ceiling tiles and an updated lobby is scheduled for later in the year, to be overseen by celebrated designer Glen Peloso.
“We are changing up the majority of the furniture that is in the lobby, the carpeting, the flooring, the lighting and the wallpaper,” says Peloso. “What this should do is essentially make it a more interesting space by updating it. What I would say is anything that is hospitality-related, is once every seven years you need to do what you can to renovate the look to reinvigorate the way the space gets used and the way that it feels. If you are a company that hosts somebody there, they want to feel as though they have brought their guests to a place that is fresh and new and lovely, and making these kinds of renovations offer that to the Burlington Convention Centre.”
“We definitely do take pride in what we do and how we do it,” says Radunovic. “We always take care of our clients.”