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Toronto wins bid to host 'green' expo

Toronto has won a contact to host 'green' building event Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, marking the first time that the US Green Building Council (USGBC) has held its expo outside the US.

Toronto wins bid to host 'green' expo
Toronto wins bid to host 'green' expo

The three-day event, which will take place between 4 and 7 October at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and will include workshops and a large exhibitions space, is expected to attract 22,000 delegates and contribute $58m to the local economy.

The aim is to make the event itself a paragon of sustainability: exhibitors will have to adhere to stringent environmental standards, while the venue itself was chosen on the basis of its ‘green’ credentials.

Kimberley Lewis, USGBC’s vice-president of conferences and events, said: "Toronto stood out to us for this year's show because of the growing number of green’ buildings, the strong Canadian Green Building Council infrastructure and the size of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, which is ideally located in the heart of the city, with numerous hotels, restaurants and other amenities within arm's reach."

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