2021 Event Information


Metro Toronto Convention Centre Air Filtration and Circulation System

2021 Hosts - Colin Mochrie & Debra McGrath, Canada's Dynamic Duo of Impro Comedy

We are excited to have Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath host the 2021 Mayor's Evening for the Arts.

Colin Mochrie from “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and Debra McGrath from “Little Mosque on the Prairie” have been touring “The Colin and Deb One Couple Show” across the country, although most recently have been performing from their basement over Zoom! 

Well known as a cast member of CBC’s ''This Hour Has 22 Minutes'' 2001- 2003, Colin, with his wife Debra, produced, wrote and starred in the CBC show ''Getting Along Famously''.  Both Colin and Debra are alumnus of Toronto’s famous Second City comedy troupe.  

Deb has had a successful career in animation voicing and voice commercials, including being the voice of Winners for several years. After fourteen years as a regular on the British and American versions of the improvisation series ''Whose Line Is It Anyway?'', Colin is now in the 6th season of the CW network reboot.  
Watch for Colin and Deb this holiday season in the upcoming television production of “The Twelve Treats of Christmas” 


Metro Toronto Convention Centre Air Filtration and Circulation System

As part of our responsiblity in producing an in-person event, we asked a representative about the Convention Centre's air circulation.

They have confirmed that their HVAC air filtration and circulation system has been regularly upgraded and modernized each year or more, ensuring the system is significantly more current and effective than most venues. The MTCC is participating in a pilot project testing a new HVAC air filtration and circulation system designed specifically to improve reduction of air-bourne bacterias and viruses. 

In addition, the MTCC is in the process of completing our facility Global Biorisk Advisory Council Certification (https://gbac.issa.com/). This internationally recognized designation is the gold standard of prepared facilities and GBAC STAR accreditation and means that a facility and facility service provider has; established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2); has the proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease; and has highly informed cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response.

For more information on health and safety of the Centre, please click here