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Happy July! Here are the latest DT updates.

Employee Benefit Changes

New changes to DT’s Group Benefits are effective August 1, 2023. The new plan will be available in mid-August. All group benefit information and changes can be found on the My Employment Page.

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DT at the Toronto Pride Parade

Destination Toronto invited staff, members and industry partners to join in marching in the Toronto Pride Parade.

Read Pride Harbour Article

MTCC Golf Tournament Activation

Thank you to our DT staff who volunteered to run the MTCC Golf Activation. The activation included a game of Jenga Trivia. It was a great opportunity to share with other organizations what we do at Destination Toronto!

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 Amanda, Virat, and Kathy!

Read the Harbour Blog

CNE Corporate Ticket Discount

DT employees can take advantage of the CNE corporate discount of up to 43% savings. The discount is only for DT employees.

Learn How to Redeem Discount

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



Global Sales & Service

  • 2023 Association World Congress - July 9-11, 2023, Florence, Italy
    • Europe’s most-attended conference by association leaders & executives. Event is limited to 70 suppliers/destinations and 150 Association Executives/Association Event Planners.
  • KENES Group FAM - July 9-13, 2023
    • Team Toronto is hosting 7 Kenes team members over a period of 5 days. They will familiarize the team on hotel product & social venues and educate the Account Directors from Kenes on DT services once Toronto is selected. This includes CBSA & IRCC speakers to address how to register an event plus visa application procedures for delegates. 
  • ACESSE 2023 - July 11-13, 2023, Detroit, MI
    • The ACCESSE meeting is a 2 and a half day meeting allowing suppliers to network with the STEM organizations at different levels (CEO, marketing, finance, membership, events, etc) during educational sessions and a small trade show floor. 
  • Micro-FAM Pre-Esport Travel Summit - July 10-11, 2023, Toronto, ON
    • This event targets International clients from the esports sector and will focus on our innovative esports attributes and esports partners across the city.
  • Destinations International Annual Conference - July 18-20, 2023 Dallas, TX
    • Destination Toronto will attend for the purpose of education and peer to peer networking.
  • In-Market Client Event - July 20, 2023, Chicago, IL
    • Client event in the Chicagoland area, a key source city, for lead generation of target account prospects, nurturing of existing client and 3rd party relationships and bolstering brand awareness. 

Destination Services and Events

  • Year Prior Activations
    • American Association of Thoracic Surgery (AATS) - July 25-27, 2023
    • ACBL Summer Championships - July 13-23, 2023
  • Hosting July
    • Esport Travel Summit - July 12-14, 2023
    • International Association of Food Protection - July 16-19, 2023
  • Site Inspections
    • CoinDesk - July 25-27, 2023
    • NHL - July 12, 2023


  • Not Just Travel, UK FAM July 12-16, 2023
  • Canadian Affair FAM July 23-26 & 28-31, 2023
  • World Travellers UK FAM July 29-31, 2023


  • Working with the MaRS team to build a 6ix Stack program for Sibos focused on custom content and amplification.
  • Development of content for MPI marketing partnership.
  • PCMA retargeting campaign of Cultures Remix video.
  • AGM Press Release announcing Rekha Khote as Board Chair and sharing AGM highlights.
  • You Gotta See What We See 2023 press release and pitching.
  • Terminal articles: One year of Toronto Inc; You Gotta See What We See Multiverses.
  • MR Hosting US Wellness press trip - Media Confirmed: Men's Health, Essence, Shondaland and Lonely Planet, July 6-10, 2023.
  • IG and TikTok Social Media takeovers celebrating Summerlicious, The Toronto Islands and Hotel Rooftops with Stunning Views.
  • IG and Facebook engagement and audience acquisition campaign launch.
  • MR Hosting Martinique Lewis from the Black Travel Alliance, July 6-10, 2023.
  • Esports Summit press trip, July 12-14, 2023.
  • In Partnership with DO and the Shangri-La Hotel, MR hosting a US press trip - Media Confirmed: Daily Elite, InsideHook, AFAR, Fodor’s, and TIME, July 27-31, 2023.


  • Rolling out the Toronto Destination Insights Platform as our new Business Intelligence hub. In addition to providing access to the platform for Board and committee members, key partners and staff, the new platform is also powering the Market Performance Dashboard on the Terminal.
  • Putting our new partnership with Air Canada into action with a focus on business development for business events. The new partnership provides DT with flight credits for sales activities and represents a major new formalized partnership for DT.
  • Implementing a pilot program with Access Now and 50 local businesses to provide more valuable information to customers about accessibility at locations in the city.

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Maxine Morrell-West - twenty-six year anniversary - (July 22, 1997)

Tara Gordon - nineteen year anniversary - (July 12, 2004)

Alison Owers-Graham - eleven year anniversary - (July 2, 2012)

Dan Young - six year anniversary - (July 11, 2017)

Lindsay Marrugo - one year anniversary - (July 11, 2022)


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