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MPI Toronto Chapter E-Newsletter: August 2014

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Marsha Jones, CMM Consulting is now representing Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland. All 29 suites have dramatic floor to ceiling windows with views of the wildest and most powerful ocean on the planet. The award-winning Inn is built on the principles of sustainability and respect for nature and culture. Marsha can be reached at 416-543-4414 or

Meetings Colombia has a new mobile application available for iPads (and Android tablets this coming August) designed  to help meeting planners around the world find the perfect city to host their event in Colombia. Access information about the destination, event infrastructure, accommodation, air connectivity and unique experiences that attendees may enjoy during their trip, and map them out using the geo-reference tool. Other features include a favorites section and the possibility of comparing different venues, along with a directory of 55 tour operators and airlines in Colombia that provide services for international events. For more information, contact Camila Martinez, Tourism Specialist, at or 416-363-9225, ext. 212.

Congratulations to The Old Mill on the celebration of its 100th Anniversary. The Old Mill Tea Garden opened on August 4, 1914, and acted as the community centre for the residents of this new residential development, a place where news and events of the day were exchanged. Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly presented a congratulatory scroll recognizing the 100th Anniversary, on behalf of all members of Toronto City Council. For more information, contact Ralph Schwengers, Director of Sales, at or 416-207-2043.

Exhibition Place is proud to appoint Francesca Colussi, CD, RPA, FMA, to the position of Director, Security & Parking, reporting directly to the General Manager, Sales & Events. Francesca is an experienced manager, having managed several large Canadian real estate portfolios, financial services and large scale events, including Venue Operations Manager, Main Media Centre and Deputy Manager, Non-Competition Venue Security Integrator, for the VANOC 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter games. Formerly serving with the Canadian Forces, Francesca is a decorated naval officer. For more information, contact Laura Purdy, Director of Sales and Marketing, at 416-263-3020 or

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