Direct Energy Centre Direct Energy Centre
Direct Energy Centre

Direct Energy Centre


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Direct Energy offers state-of-the-art services and capabilities, enhanced by the expertise of the dedicated Event Services team, whose knowledge and skill ensures the smooth operation of each event.

Direct Energy Centre, situated at Exhibition Place is Canada’s largest facility for conventions, exhibitions and events. Exhibition Place, a 192 acre waterfront campus located in downtown Toronto, is home to a variety of venues including Direct Energy Centre, Allstream Centre, Better Living Centre and the Queen Elizabeth building among various other tenant properties.

Venue Details

- Columns & Ceiling Heights
- Column spacing is from a minimum of 90 feet to a maximum of 120 feet in the new halls, providing large expanses of barrier-free space
- Exhibit hall ceiling heights range from 12' to 60' ceiling height
- Clearance in Halls A-D is 39' 6" at the outside wall, rising to 50' 1"
- Full ceiling height to the crest of the roof is 60'
- Hanging points from roof trusses are on a 30-foot grid

Floor Loading

- Floor loading of 350 pounds-per-square-foot in Halls A, B, C, D, G
- Heritage Court is sufficient for large trucks, as well as display and operation of heavy equipment
- Other exhibit halls are at grade level

Loading and Unloading Facilities

- Two specialized loading and unloading areas - with a total of 32 truck bays are located at the east and west ends of the complex, allowing simultaneous access for different shows with no conflicts
- Two exhibit floor access truck ramps are located at each loading area, two with a 30-foot-high door
Sound and Lighting
- A high-tech public address system provides superior sound quality
- A complete range of sound systems is available to meet audio needs
- The electrically operated dividing walls provide complete sound baffling, as well as temperature control
- All exhibit halls have metal halide lighting, meeting rooms have dimmable fluorescent lighting Telecommunications, Information Technology
- In-house PBX with Digital, Analog and ISDN client cards
- Clients are provided with state of the art digital and analog telephony devices
- In-house Internet access via our 10/100/1000 megabit fibre based ethernet network
- Wireless 802.11 and 802.11b compliant ethernet based Internet and telephony access
- Full multi-mode fibre optic cable distribution on a 30 foot grid
- In-house Web casting capability directly from the show floor
- Video conferencing, as well as internal and external networking, can be provided via fibre optic coverage (both light and dark fibre connectivity) for state-of-the-art interconnectivity
- A massive Category 5 and fibre cable grid creates a network-ready infrastructure
- In-house technical experience in telephony, networking and software applications
- A system of floorport service conduits, providing discreet access to electrical and telecommunication outlets, are arranged on a 30-square-foot grid.
- Floorport electrical power is available to a maximum of 600V, with additional electrical service available from above water and drain outlets are located in the floor on a 60-square-foot grid columns and perimeter walls contain outlets for compressed air and natural gas
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