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Team Building In Ontario

Team building in Ontario? Being Canada’s most populous province, many companies operate out of Ontario and host team meetings, events and conferences in the many great meeting locations in Ontario.

Some of the most popular meeting and conference destinations in Ontario include Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Muskoka, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Toronto and Ottawa.

At Summit Team building we have had the pleasure of working with countless groups and every top meeting and conference facility in Ontario. Below is some information based on our years of experience running team building in Ontario.

Top 10 Venues

Blue Mountain Resort and Conference Centre: located 90-minutes North of Toronto this four-season resort and conference centre is one of Ontario’s largest. They can host groups from small to huge and have a wide variety of accommodation to suit different needs, styles and budgets. The Blue Mountain Village provides great shopping, entertainment, recreation and many great restaurant options. Summit Team Building is the team building partner for Blue Mountain. Learn about our Blue Mountain team building activities.

JW Marriott Rosseau: Located in the beautiful Muskoka region of Ontario there is a reason why the rich and famous have cottages here. It is hard to beat the view of Lake Rosseau and the Canadian North. The Marriott offers great meeting and conference facilities, many great restaurant options and exceptional service. In the summer you can enjoy the waterfront and pools and in the winter you can skate, ski and snowshoe on the beautiful wilderness. Summit Team Building is the team building partner for the JW Marriott Rosseau. Learn about our Muskoka team building activities.

Hockley Valley Resort and Conference Centre: located just North of Toronto in Orangeville, Hockley Valley Resort and Conference Centre offers great meeting and conference space as well as a golf course, ski hill and winery. Summit Team Building is the team building partner for Hockley Valley. Learn about our Hockley Valley team building activities.

Vintage Hotels: Vintage Hotels are made up of a host of fabulous venues in Ontario. Queens Landing, Pillar and Post, Prince of Wales and The Millcroft Inn all provide great meeting and conference facilities. With a wide variety of accommodations and facilities any group will find what they are looking for. All properties are nestled within quaint tourist villages with multiple restaurant and shopping options. Summit Team Building is the team building partner for Vintage Hotels. Learn about our Niagara-on-the-Lake team building activities.

Canadian Niagara Hotels: The Canadian Niagara Hotels are located in famous Niagara Falls and include the Sheraton on the Falls, the Crowne Plaza, Skyline, Marriott on the Falls, Marriott Fallsview, and Clifton Victoria Inn. With such a wide variety of venues all groups will find what they are looking for. When not in your meeting you can explore the shops, restaurants, museums, entertainment facilities, and of course Niagara falls. Summit Team Building is the team building partner for Canadian Niagara Hotels. Learn about our Niagara Falls team building activities.

Nottawasaga Inn and Conference Centre: Nottawasaga Inn, located in Alliston, Ontario, is a great venue for groups large and small and especially for those that love to golf. This property offers many great meeting room options, great food and service and many great recreation opportunities. Summit Team Building is the team building partner for Nottawasaga Inn.

Langdon Hall: This stately, unique and high class resort and conference centre in Cambridge, Ontario, will impress your delegates with their environment, food and service. After your meeting you can enjoy the beautiful grounds and gardens. Summit Team Building is the team building partner for Langdon Hall.

Kingbridge Centre: This beautiful full-service conference centre is located in Toronto North and is complete with sprawling hills, winding trails and out team building ropes course. This conference specific facility can host large and small groups. The dedicated conference wing provides a wide variety of meeting rooms with full in-house AV service. Overnight accommodation is available and the dining room offers chef inspired meals for all your needs. Summit Team Building is the team building partner for the Kingbridge Centre.

The Old Mill: Located in the West end of Toronto this unique facility provides a fun and focused meeting environment. Located on the subway line this facility is easy to access and can accommodate large and small groups. The Old Mill has a large variety of meeting rooms and great food to accompany your event. Summit Team Building is the team building partner for The Old Mill.

Top 6 Team Programs to be Delivered

In Ontario many groups are looking for active and engaging team building events as well as learning and development. Some of our most popular team building programs for Toronto include.

Need a break from your Blue Mountain meeting room? Is your team up for a little friendly competition? Then the Blue Mountain Quest is perfect for you! Decipher clues and get creative to capture all the fun your team will have as they explore what this charming ski Village has to offer! For this photo based scavenger hunt we will put your group into competitive teams and they will have to decipher cryptic clues to find locations and complete challenges. This program starts in your meeting room and ventures outside. Duration 90 minutes.

Sometimes the best indicator of an organization’s success lies beyond the bottom line and can be measured by the impact it has on the community in which it operates. Through a series of Step Up competitive challenges, teams will ultimately earn and assemble elements of a prosthetic leg destined for one of our global neighbours in Kenya. This indoor based program requires a large open meeting space. Duration 90 minutes.

At 8850m Everest is the tallest mountain on earth and one of the most sought after mountaineering goals. During Conquering Everest, your team will have a chance to embark on a simulated ascent of this extraordinary mountain as participants make critical decisions that will lead them to the top. Duration 90 minutes.

Organizations must have effective leadership at all levels in order to be successful. Developing effective leaders is a deliberate and ongoing process. The Effective Leadership Workshop is a multi-stage program which will inspire participants to set a compelling personal leadership vision, help them to assess their current reality and give them the tools they need for success. We integrate Emotional Intelligence (EQi 2.0) and a suite of other personal development assessments to provide a framework for examining leadership styles and attributes, and to inform the action-planning process. The program looks at relevant leadership theories and develops important skills for engaging followers, building teams, communicating, giving feedback, coaching, managing change and connecting people to the organization’s purpose. Leaders learn to create a team environment where trust, innovation and commitment flourish. Above all, they create their personal vision for “greatness” and a plan to get there.

Whether as a leader or a team member, much of a person’s success is based on their ability to be in touch with, monitor and manage their emotional interactions. This is referred to as Emotional Intelligence. The measure of Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a powerful predictor of success, and it can be improved through training. The Emotional Intelligence Workshop is based on the EI 2.0 assessment completed online by each participant prior to the workshop. During the workshop, we build an understanding of key concepts, hand out personalized reports and provide tools to enhance emotional functioning. Participants create action plans to improve functioning in the two areas that they find to be most relevant to their workplace performance.

RELATED: How to Improve Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Are you striving to achieve something truly outrageous? Learn from someone who has been there and done that.

Scott Kress is a masterful storyteller, an author, a leadership and team building expert, a former Executive MBA and EMBA Professor and a life-long adventurer. He is the 51st Canadian to summit Mount Everest, and the 18th Canadian to climb the highest peak on each of the 7 continents.

In the pursuit of bigger and bigger goals, Scott and three partners skied unsupported from the coast of Antarctica 960km to the South Pole; one of the most difficult journeys on earth. Along with this achievement comes Scott’s keynote, “Achieve the Outrageous”. In this presentation, Scott will share the story of his punishing 44-day expedition across some of the most hostile ground on the planet and punctuate it with learning and application.

Scott’s motivational keynote presentations are high energy, passionate, engaging, and most importantly, relevant to the challenges individuals face in reaching outrageous goals.

Achieve the Outrageous is aimed at helping the individual within the team perform at their peak. Any company, leadership team, departmental team or individual seeking to achieve a big goal will benefit from this presentation. Scott will share his insights into goal setting, overcoming adversity, perseverance, and so much more.

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Additional Places in Ontario to Help Build Your Team

Summit offers many great team building options to give your team and meeting the boost it needs, but there are also many other great informal team building options in Ontario.

Bruce, Grey and Simcoe Counties: located just 90-minutes North of Toronto this 4-season recreation area offers so much for team meetings and events. Georgian Bay presents some of the most spectacular scenery in the province and when viewed from the top of the Niagara Escarpment on Blue Mountain it is truly spectacular. This area has a thriving food scene with great restaurants, pubs, wineries and breweries. If you are looking for outdoor recreation you can hike, bike, walk, swim, sail, climb, ski, snowshoe and so much more. There are great meeting and conference facilities in the area including Blue Mountain Resort and The Bear Estate.

Algonquin Park: Ontario’s most visited Provincial Park this wilderness gem presents countless lakes and trails for your outdoor enjoyment. You can hike, bike and canoe for days or weeks and you will not see it all, but what you might see is a bear, a moose, a deer, or an eagle. Algonquin Park has backcountry camping sites, RV camping, Yurts, as well as luxury accommodations such as the Killarney Lodge.

Agawa Canyon: located just outside of Sault Ste Marie, the Agawa Canyon is a place unlike any other. Take a scenic train ride into the canyon and see countless waterfalls and the beautify of Northern Ontario. You can go in for the day and bring a picnic lunch and enjoy one of the many hikes from easy to more challenging. This trip is especially beautiful in the fall when the leaves are turning their brilliant shares of red, orange and gold.

Toronto Island: located just off Toronto in Lake Ontario Toronto Island offers endless team and recreation opportunities. Connected to the mainland via ferry, a short 10-minute ride takes you to Wards Island, Centre island and Hanlan’s Point. The Islands provide ample space for team events and picnics. There is even an airport on the island. Billy Bishop airport is one of the busiest airports in Ontario and very convenient for business and personal travel.

Winery Tour: the wine industry in Ontario is thriving with the Niagara and the Blue Mountain area hosting world-class vineyards for your enjoyment. Book a tour and a tasking at one of the many wineries and you and your team will have a day you will not soon forget. Some of the leading wineries in Ontario include: Stratus, Pellar Estates, Wayne Gretzky, Jackson-Triggs, Chateau des Charmes, Inniskillin, Georgian Hills, Coffin Ridge.

Toronto Tour: the capital of Ontario, Toronto offers so much to see and do. Toronto has a thriving arts, culture, music and food scene. You can visit downtown Toronto, Greek Town, China Town and so many more culturally interesting areas. Toronto is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.

Ottawa Tour: as the capital of Canada, Ottawa has so much to offer. You can visit the Parliament Buildings or one of the many museums and art centres. Take a food tour or explore one of the many parks in Ottawa. Ottawa is also a great location for outdoor recreation with world class hiking, biking, rafting and so much more.

Scott Kress

Scott Kress is an accomplished climber and adventurer. He’s completed the 7 summits and skied to both the North and South Pole. His storytelling based on his adventures is captivating, but what sets Scott apart is his ability to weave his stories together with his 20+ years of leadership and team development education and experience. Scott is the president of Summit Team Building, and is passionate about helping teams grow and companies flourish.

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