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March is here and Spring is in the air! Here are the latest DT updates.

March Break: Bring Your Kids to DT!

Children of DT staff are invited to come to the office on Thursday, March 16th. If you plan on bringing your child, please reach out to Rebecca with their name, age, and any dietary restrictions. Activities will begin at 12pm!

Email Rebecca

Spring Briefing Save the Date

On April 6, Destination Toronto will host the second annual Spring Briefing event. Networking begins at 8:30 a.m and the main event begins at 9:30 a.m. Details on location are still to come, all staff are expected to attend. The Spring Briefing will be followed by lunch and an All-Hands meeting at the office.

Intranet Update

“How-to Support for Digital Resources” on the Brand Support Page has been moved to the Resources Page. The GDSS&E calendar form for has also been added to the Resources Page.

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Getting to Know You

In each edition of PULSE, we’re asking 3 questions to 3 phenomenal DT team members. This month we spoke to Jennifer, Indira and Farnaz.

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Helpful Newsletters that Keep you in the Loop!

We have created a list of our DT newsletters and helpful partner newsletters. Having the latest news delivered straight to your inbox can help you make informed and strategic business decisions.

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Welcoming our newest Destination Toronto team member:

Heidi Meisinger, Senior Manager, Events, (she/her): Heidi has spent her professional life working in hospitality, specifically in Hotel Sales & Events. She has been fortunate to work at some of Canada's most beautiful hotels including Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel Vancouver, Delta Hotels Toronto, Yorkville Royal Sonesta and Shangri-La Hotel.  Heidi looks forward to working with the team to host THE WORLD in Toronto. 

If you've not done so yet, feel free to send a note to say hi and introduce yourself!


Sharing a round-up of articles that you may have missed:

Research & Insights Terminal:

Business Events: 

Consumer Articles:

An at-a-glance look at the month ahead for the DT teams.



  • MIC Educational Conference & Tradeshow - March 2 Denver, CO
  • Business Events Week
    • PCMA Foundation Fashion Show - March 8 National Harbor, MD
    • Destination Showcase - March 8 National Harbor, MD
    • IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum - March 9 National Harbor MD
    • PCMA Visionary Awards - March 9 National Harbor, MD
    • Destinations International 2023 Convention Sales & Services Summit - March 9 National Harbor, MD
  • St. Pat’s Parade Event/ OnPeak Chicago Client Event - March 11 Chicago, IL
  • Destination Reps Spring Event - March 14 Chicago, IL
  • XL Workshop - March 16 Toronto, ON
  • PharmaFourm - March 19 New York, NY
  • GDC (Game Developers Conference) - March 20 San Francisco, CA
  • Association Forum - Women’s Executive Forum - March 24 Chicago, IL
  • Conference Direct Annual Partner Meeting - March 26 Louisville, KY
  • MPI - GMID - Global Meetings Industry Day - March 29 Toronto, ON
  • ICCA North America Summit – March 30 – Ottawa, ON
  • Hosting 3 CW meetings in March:
    • March 5-8 Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) - 25,000 attendees
    • March 15-18 Association for Computing Machinery ACM-SIGCSE - 1,700 Attendees
    • March 28-April 2 American Counseling Association Annual Conference - 4,200 Attendees


March Year Prior Activations

  • 2024 ACMG Annual Meeting - Salt Lake City

March Site Inspections

  • NHL All Star
  • IREM Institute of Real Estate Management 
  • AAPD American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Sibos Site Inspection + Exhibitor Day

Travel Trade

  • March 3-4: TT hosting clients from the UK and Germany as part of a Destination Ontario Winter
  • Product FAM 
  • March 17-18:  North American and European Product Managers will be in Toronto as part of a Great Lakes Cruise Association Product Educational Fam 
  • March 13-15: TT participating in the Destination Ontario Meeting/Training sessions for Quebec based tour & receptive operators
  • March 16: TT participating in an educational presentation on Toronto in partnership with Anderson Vacations.
  • March 19-20: TT is hosting Quebec based Toundra Voyages tour operator on a Toronto Fam in partnership with Destination Ontario



  • Preparing for the Spring Briefing event on April 6. The focus of this event for the community is to outline key DT initiatives for the upcoming spring and summer season and highlight all the ways businesses can leverage those initiatives and channels to promote their own business.
  • The Tourism Relief Fund project concludes in March, so all final reports and payments are being processed. In all, through this federally-funded program, 141 businesses are directly benefiting from $11 million in support funding, helping them expand and adapt their businesses. The program is managed by DT and encompasses the visitor economy in Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton.
  • Team is in active sales mode for new types of partnerships and we look forward to sharing news of confirmed partnerships soon.

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On Thursday, March 30, we will be having a training session for Harassment & Discrimination Training in the Workplace. 

There will be 3 separate sessions and HR will send you a time slot for your assigned session.


Destination Toronto also has LinkedIn Learning Licenses available. If you are not familiar with LinkedIn Learning, it is on-demand learning with unlimited access to 7,000 courses that range from 1 to 9 hours.  For more information on the courses available through LinkedIn Learning, click here.

If anyone does not use their assigned license for 20 days it will be unassigned to make it available for another colleague. To request a license, please send Monique an email and a license will be assigned. If all of the licenses are out, a waitlist will be created.

If you have any questions please reach out to Monique directly.


Jennifer Gamble - thirty three year anniversary - (March 5, 1990)

Monique Holmes - nineteen year anniversary - (March 17, 2004)

Debbie Miller - sixteen year anniversary - (March 19, 2007)

Rocco Fazzolari - seven year anniversary - (March 1, 2016)

Mary-Ruth Ruso - five year anniversary - (March 5, 2018)

Johanna Hararewich - two year anniversary - (March 8, 2021)

Kathy Tavares - one year anniversary - (March 15, 2022)

Regina Rink - one year anniversary - (March 22, 2022)

Aimy Thai - one year anniversary - (March 28, 2022)

Kathy Motton - one year anniversary - (March 28, 2022)


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