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Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located in Downtown Torontomarker, Ontariomarker at 255 Front Street West, has of space. The convention centre was completed in October 1984 and is home to the 1330-seat John Bassett Theatre, currently used for Canadian Idol. Large convention gatherings will sometimes also make use of the nearby Rogers Centremarker as a venue.To the east end of the complex was the former Canadian National Railway's L'Hotel CN hotel, now the 586-room InterContinental Toronto Centre. Across the street is the CBC's Canadian Broadcasting Centremarker. The centre is connected to Union Stationmarker through a footbridge.

A new largely underground addition, designed by Bregman + Hamann Architects, was added to the south side next to the CN Towermarker in 1997 to expand convention space.

The centre has hosted many large scale events over the years, the most famous of which was the G7 conference in 1988 as well as the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. It also hosted the XVI International AIDS Conference in 2006. As well, it has played host to Toronto auditions for So You Think You Can Dance Canada and Canadian Idol. It has also been the site of numerous political conventions, and is the annual home of the NHL Awards. The Fan Expo is held here as well as the Canadian International Auto Show.

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