TORONTO, ONTARIO — Dianne Young is retiring after 33 years with the City of Toronto, including 22 years as Chief Executive Officer of Exhibition Place. During her time as CEO, she has been the executive lead for the transformation of Exhibition Place and the implementation of the Board of Governors’ Development Plan. Following the 1997 opening of Enercare Centre, Young drove the expansion of the Board’s convention facilities, completing the renovation of Beanfield Conference Centre and attracting Hotel X Toronto to the site.
“It has been an honor to work for the Board of Governors and to lead the Exhibition Place team,” said Young. “Exhibition Place is truly a ‘jewel by the lake’ and my sincere thanks to the many clients, events, tenants, partners and communities who care so much for these grounds and continue to support Exhibition Place. Our organization is well poised for continued success. The Board’s 2017-2019 strategic plan sets out clear priorities. We have a strong leadership team and a group of dedicated employees who will continue to focus on delivering the Board’s Vision to ‘Serve as a Gathering Place’ for the City of Toronto.”
“I want to thank Dianne for her many years of dedicated service,” said Toronto City Councillor Mark Grimes. “The Board of Governors of Exhibition Place has begun to put together a search process for a new CEO and will share more details about the transition in the coming weeks. In the interim, Dianne Young has agreed to continue in her role until decisions on the new direction are finalized.”