Together with our host Trader Media Corporation in Toronto, we have put together a very special social programme for you. Canada has so much to offer, it was hard to choose, and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as Head Office did!
Thursday 11 May
Midday: Meet and Greet Lunch
Afternoon: The Old and the New – Touring the Distillery District on a Segway
Find yourself immersed in the historic scenery, exploring and learning about the area, while on a Segway, the ride of the future! After a short supervised training session, you can discover Toronto’s unique Distillery Historic District, the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery, Canada’s first licensed, and at one time the largest distillery in the British Empire. When Hiram Walker stopped making spirits at the Gooderham & Worts site in Toronto, it left 44 remarkably preserved distilleries, barrel houses, cooperages and pumphouses. These days it houses everything from art galleries to handmade-jewellery shops, all in a spirited pedestrian scene.
Evening: Welcome Reception and Dinner at Le Royal Meridien King Edward
After an exciting afternoon, come and join us for the Welcome Reception and Dinner at the hotel. This is your opportunity to renew those contacts with all your fellow members.
Friday 12 May
Evening: Dinner at the CN Tower
Yes, on Friday 12 May we will have dinner on top of the CN Tower. We will wine and dine at the 360 Restaurant, which has a magnificent revolving view of Toronto more than 350 metres below. From the beginning we wanted to have dinner at the CN Tower, the most Torontonian symbol of them all. But so did everyone else and they couldn’t fit us in. However, a cancellation worked in our favour and so prepare yourself for a rotation restaurant, great food and a fantastic view from the tallest building in the world!
Saturday 13 May
Evening: Gala Party at the Liberty Grand
The ICMA Gala Party, hosted by Trader Media Corporation will be held at the beautiful Renaissance Room at the Liberty Grand. Located at the shores of Lake Ontario, the Liberty Grand combines elegant 1900’s Renaissance-style with exquisite culinary distinction. The building, originally constructed in 1926, is adorned with majestic high ceilings, brilliant chandeliers and classical furnishings, and enjoys a spectacular view over Lake Ontario, a perfect place for a Gala Party.
Tickets for the Gala Party are separate from the General Meeting Registration Fee.
Sunday 14 May
All day: SPECIAL – Day trip to Niagara Falls
Your time in Toronto would not be complete without a visit to the most beautiful of the world’s seven natural wonders – Niagara Falls! The Falls are truly a Canadian jewel and the thunder draws people from all over the world. Six million cubic feet (168,000 cubic metres) of water crashes over the Horseshoe Falls Crestline every minute! Upon arrival in Niagara, enjoy a historical ride aboard the world famous Maid of the Mist. This powerful diesel-engine boat will cruise past the base of the American Falls, and then on to the basin of the magnificent Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Water rushes all around as you “soak” in the excitement and feel the thunder of the Falls. It’s a thrill of a lifetime! After this fabulous boat ride we will visit the picturesque, 19th century town of Niagara-on-the Lake. One of the oldest settlements in Ontario, the town has been restored beautifully to depict its heritage and there’ll be plenty of time for sight-seeing and shopping. Niagara Falls is truly special – it’s a fantastic way to end the weekend and the GM!
Tickets for the Niagara Falls trip are separate from the General Meeting Registration Fee.