November 8 - 9, 2017
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Toronto

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

11:30-16:00 - Shopping at Bloor-Yorkville

11:30-12:00

Depart for Bloor-Yorkville shopping trip

12:00-15:30

This is an "on your own" trip. OTA will provide transportation to and from the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

Cross over into the world of Bloor-Yorkville - the ultimate fusion of historic charm and modern seduction. Bloor-Yorkville is Toronto's most celebrated neighbourhood of style and culture offering a unique blend of designer boutiques, fashionable restaurants, plush hotels and world class galleries... 700 in all!

15:30-16:00

Travel time back to The Ritz Carlton Hotel

17:30-19:30 - Chairman's Reception


Thursday, November 9, 2017

09:00-09:30 - Light Breakfast
09:30-10:30 - Balance: Living Well and Staying Healthy
09:30-10:30

Speaker: Dr. Marla Shapiro

Dr. Marla Shapiro’s keynotes offer valuable “me-time” for audience members, helping them to see the things that matter in developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and some of the major issues at the forefront of today’s medical care. As a broadcaster and columnist she provides people with the latest medical news as well as practical advice to keep the entire family healthy, and allow them to make smart healthcare decisions. A warm, compelling and compassionate speaker, she brings this same focus to her live presentations, sharing advice and information that everyone can use in their daily lives.

10:45-11:00 - Head out to The Distillery Historical District

The Distillery District

The Distillery Historic District opened in 2003 and today it is widely regarded as Canada’s premier arts, culture and entertainment destination. A place brimming with creativity and creative people, that can inspire dreams, and a place that can help them come true.

History

Nearly 10 years ago a small group of visionary developers had a dream for Toronto. They looked at a derelict collection of Victorian Industrial buildings that had been pronounced a national historic site and imagined transforming it. Not into another “historic district” or “pioneer village” but into something exciting and unique. Something the city would be proud of. They wanted to create a place that would excite and inspire the senses. Where people could experience new ideas, new foods, new designs and new ways of living and working. The vision was to combine the romance and relaxing atmosphere of European walking and patio districts with the hip, cool dynamic of an area like New York City’s SoHo or Chelsea, where creative minds get together and you feel as if anything could happen. Their dream was to provide a place where creativity would flourish and passion would be aroused – where artists, artisans, entrepreneurs and businesspeople could rub shoulders and inspire each other. So they began plans to restore the 47 buildings known as the Gooderham & Worts Distillery. They harnessed the talent of hundreds of tradesmen and craftsmen who were skilled in working with 19th century timber, planks, stone and brick. They went to great lengths in the restoration process to repurpose original materials and brilliantly blend them with today’s modern materials and green technologies.

12:00-13:30 - Private Group Lunch at Cluny Bistro and Boulangerie
13:30-15:00 - Shopping or Exploring Time
15:00-15:15 - Head back to The Ritz Carlton Hotel
15:15-16:45 - Let's Talk with The Right Hon. Brian Mulroney (optional)
18:30-19:15 - Reception

Reception is included in Spousal Package. Ticket can be purchased for this event if you opted to go a la carte. Ticket is required to attend.

19:15-22:30 - Awards Dinner

19:15-22:30

Awards Dinner is included in Spousal Package. Ticket can be purchased for this event if you opted to go a la carte. Ticket is required to attend the event.