Meetings + Events

The power of gathering people

room space calculator

Find out how many people will fit in your room or what size room you need for your number of attendees.

Step 1
Choose a Room Layout type:

Step 2
Enter one of the following to determine the other:

Room Size:



NOTE: This is a starting guideline only. Accuracy for your particular event cannot be guaranteed.


Recipes for Teambuilding Success

Check out these mouth-watering options to nurture your team

By Sherryll Sobie

Blending culinary delights with a focus on team growth may well be the recipe for a successful offsite meeting. Here are some mouth-watering options from across the country.

1. A Treat-Filled Retreat
Whether it’s a cooking demo, facilitated culinary class or teambuilding exercise, Silver Springs Retreat in Flesherton, Ont. has been offering it up in good taste for more than 10 years. “We’re not your typical hotel or resort. We’ve always had a culinary backbone,” says general manager Andrew Exel. “We have a wood-fired oven that groups can use for a roasted chicken, homemade bread or personalized pizzas.” Meetings can be more formal in the property’s Red Barn Conference Centre, situated on 139 acres of gardens, paved pathways and waterfalls. Fifteen deluxe guest rooms seal the deal.

2. Back to School
At the Wine Country Cooking School, onsite at the award-winning Strewn estate winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., enjoying the fruits of labour is a tasty task with hands-on cooking classes. Groups from eight to 40 are guided through the process of cooking and consuming a three-course meal using seasonal, local ingredients—each matched with the perfect glass of wine. “There’s nothing like us in Canada,” says proprietor Jane Langdon. “It’s positive and highly social.” And with so many charming inns and hotels in this flourishing region, adding this tasty option as part of a two-day corporate retreat is possible and affordable.

3. Seclusion + Seafood
The only batteries being recharged at Trout Point Lodge and the Nova Scotia Seafood Cooking School are a group’s own. No cell coverage, no telephones, no TV. In exchange for forfeiting technology, meeting delegates escape to a secluded property steeped in Maritime hospitality and culture. Located on 200 acres of protected wilderness area, Trout Point, a brand new Relais & Chateaux member, offers groups of up to 14 the option of a customized cooking session or a full-day field trip to a local lobster pound and oyster farm. “Groups see how the seafood riches are grown and then bring them back and cook them in the kitchen,” says owner Charlie Leary.

4. Freestyle, with Vino 
In the heart of the Twenty Valley, between Hamilton and Niagara Falls, Ont., sits The Good Earth Cooking School & Food Company. Proprietor Nicolette Novak says programs are as organic as the facility’s natural surroundings. “We have no standard template for cooking demos, classes or teambuilding,” she says. In fact, Novak is not a big fan of teambuilding activities in their purest form, preferring instead to encourage groups of up to 14 to simply kick back. “Most groups have suffered through a full day of strategy sessions; by this point they are pretty much brain dead.” Good Earth is a working farm and vineyard, with a winery due to open this spring.

5. Teambuilding with Traction
“We’re a teambuilding company and we are mobile,” says Julie Burke, president and founder of Tall Order. The Delta, B.C.-based company offers an extensive roster of teambuilding programs with catchy names such as and “Peel The Artichoke,” which is a facilitated session that encourages participants to peel away the prickly parts of their characters to reveal the potential hidden inside. Whether your location is New York or New Mexico, Tall Order will serve it up to your specifications and on your turf.

other articles in this section

Events that Matter

Trade Show Secrets

Taking Good Care

Oh Canada

Canadian Teambuilding

The Dilemma

We’re All in This Together

Trend Update

Vision Quest

Turn Off that Phone!

Get Into WEC 2019

No Place Like Home

Get into the Tourney

Eating Cleaner

Marriott’s Bonvoy Launches

On the Quiet Side

Getting to Know You

Lifelong Learning

Dynamic Icebreakers

New Year, New You

The Next Step

Meeting Trends 2019

Dialled In

MPAHT Signs The Code

Holographic Magic

Light Touches

Screening Room

Attendee Survival Guide

Oh Canada!

Supporting Roles

Breaking Down the Barriers

Tour Guides

Happiness Matters

Deals on Meals

You need a ‘Workation’

Pop-Up Events

Green Event Trends

Risky Business

Tee Time!

On the Quiet Side

The Next Generation

First Aid Facts

How to Get your Productivity back

A Sense of Taste

RFP 101

Ignite your Panel Discussions

Stay-Put Strategies

Words of Wisdom

Copyright Knowledge

The Power of Hindsight

Liquid Assets

Grape Escapes


Geofencing Technology

Social Media Smarts

Online Registration

Master your MC Smarts

Demographic Shift

Ignite your Hiring Skills

Responsible Food Management

Save your Event from Disaster with Forward Thinking

You’re Virtually There

Event Music

Taking a Constructive View of Negative Feedback

Boosting Numbers for Less-attended Events

Team Mentality

Beyond the RSVP

Langdon Hall, Cambridge, ON

Site Selection Smarts

A Green Seal of Approval

Get to know Natalie Wilson, CMM, CMP

Swamped by short RFP turnaround times?

Meeting Room Design

Embracing Hybrid Meetings

Beyond the Schmooze

Learning by Experience

E-clutter Management

Ignite Your Power of Persuasion

Animal Ambassadors

The Lanyard Problem

Is it time to beef up breaky?

Green Key Meetings

Ignite your Budget Carving Skills

Industry Ethics

Planning Accessible Meetings

Google+ for Event Planning

Short Lead Times

Pinterest your Event Ideas

Guidelines for Ont. Business Event Planners

A Reason to Smile: Developing Guidelines with TICO

TICO, As I See It

Identity Crisis! Ontario Planners as Travel Agents?

Armchair Site Inspections

Planners as travel agents?

Hybrid Meetings

Green Meeting Venues

Virtual Familiarization Trips: FAMTripTV

Independent Meeting Planners

Certification in Meetings Management

Ignite your Delegating Skills