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Overnight Excursion Allows Students to Experience Toronto From a Tourist's Perspective

As part of the first-semester experiential learning component of the program, Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management students engaged in true hospitality during an excursion to downtown Toronto. The overnight outing took over eighty students to the city to experience Toronto from the perspectives of a tourist and hospitality operator.

The first stop was Little Canada, a unique tourist attraction highlighting the sights and sounds of Canada on a miniature scale, where everyone was guided through a scavenger hunt, coordinated by multi-program Humber graduate Ashley Richards, Sales and Marketing Coordinator for Little Canada.

After some free time exploring the downtown core, the students returned to the Courtyard Toronto Downtown Hotel, where General Manager and Humber Program Advisory Committee (PAC) Member Murray Kelsey, along with his team, provided an outstanding overnight hotel experience. Everyone stayed in newly renovated rooms, enjoyed delicious meals, and engaged in fun and entertaining team-building exercises in the hotel’s conference room. The students were treated to presentations from the hotel’s management team and a full behind-the-scenes tour of the 575-room full-service hotel.

The energy and excitement of experiencing the hotel operation firsthand while connecting with industry leaders provided everyone with an unforgettable initiation into the hospitality careers that lie ahead.

Watch a video of the trip produced by Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management student Karan below.

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Program Co-ordinator Kristy Adams with a group of Hospitality students

Hospitality students standing in front of the Toronto sign

Group of hospitality students

Group of hospitality students at Little Canada

Courtyard Toronto Downtown Hotel staff

A presentation from the hotel’s management team