Ontario Convention Center
(Much of this material is summarized from the Convention Center's website.
The two-story Ontario Convention Center has a large ballroom, smaller meetings rooms and food facilities that range from snacks to full banquets (the SESCAL awards dinners will be in the center). The center is often used by film makers for movies and commercials.
The center is equipped with the latest in technology, and has more than 225,000 square feet of flexible exhibit, meeting and function space. It provides a full range of technology services, including Wi-Fi, Internet, DS3 and video-conferencing capabilities. The space means that the dealers, club and society booths and exhibits will be in one large area.
The center offers menu selections by its award-winning culinary team, where every event is a one-of-a-kind experience. The facilities handle sit-down banquets, elegant hors d’oeuvres, specialty buffets and hot dogs and sodas. Custom-made menus feature an eclectic range of international, regional and heart-healthy fare, which is prepared with the freshest ingredients, premium meats and seafood, and produce from local farms and growers. Decadent pastries and baked goods are prepared fresh daily by the center's executive chef.
The exhibit hall has 70,000 gross, column-free square feet, divisible into two sections: A = 42,000 square feet, B = 28,000 square feet.
Clearance: is 28 feet from bottom of truss. One show manager's office overlooks each Exhibit Hall.
The ballroom has 20,000 square feet, divisible into three sections: A = 6,000 square feet, B = 6,000 square feet and C = 8,000 square feet.
Clearance is 25 feet to ceiling height.
Directions to the centerFrom San Diego area:
Merge onto I-15 N
Exit 109 to merge onto I-10 W towards Los Angeles
Take exit 55A to merge onto E Holt Blvd.
Destination will be on the right.
Additional Parking on Convention Center Way
From Los Angeles area:
Merge onto US-101 S Via the ramp on the left to Interstate 10 Fwy E Interstate 5 Fwy S
Slight left onto San Bernardino Fwy 10 E.
Take exit 54 for Vineyard Ave.
Turn right onto N Vineyard Ave.
Left on Holt Blvd Destination on the left
Additional Parking on Convention Center Way
From San Bernardino area:
Merge onto the ramp to I-215 S
Take exit 40 to merge onto I-10 W Towards Los Angeles
Take exit 55A to E. Holt Blvd.
ParkingThe center has 1,336 spaces that may be used for event parking. There are 24 disabled parking spaces throughout the parking lots. Parking for all cars and motorcycles is at the rate of $10, limo/truck and trailer is at $15 and RV parking is $40. (These are the usual rates; special SESCAL rates will be announced when the contract is signed.) Parking rates are per day, per entry (no in/out privilege). Cash and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express) are accepted. Because of city regulations and insurance liability, overnight parking in the dock area or any OCC parking lot is prohibited. Attendees planning to stay at the show for more than one day may prefer to park at their hotel and walk to the center.
The center reserves the right to change parking rates at any time. Passenger loading and unloading is permitted only along the convention center’s east driveway. Due to fire code restrictions, parking on loading docks and or ramps is not allowed. Vehicles in violation will be towed at the owners' expense.
Greater Ontario is home to one of the largest shopping malls in North America -– Ontario Mills -- and also boasts charming and upscale pedestrian-oriented retail centers, rare specialty retailers such as Bass Pro Shops, and all of the mainstays such as Target, Kohl’s, Babies ’R’ Us, Costco, and Sam’s Club, plus hundreds of other smaller retailers and dining establishments.
Ontario Mills is an indoor climate-controlled mall with more than 200 stores boasting some of the biggest names in men's, women's and children's apparel, jewelry, sporting goods, footwear and more. Stores include Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Coach Factory Store, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Nordstrom Rack, H&M, Forever 21, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store and more.
At Victoria Gardens, minutes north of the Mills, shoppers will find everything from department stores such as Macy’s and JC Penney to smaller boutiques like BCBG, White House | Black Market, and Anthropologie. Other shopping adventures in the area include The Shoppes at Chino Hills, which offers similar tenants. The indoor Montclair Plaza has such retailers as Nordstrom, H & M, Sephora, Hollister, and Sears. A short drive down the road are additional outlet malls offering even more opportunities to find the perfect ensemble. The region is also home to two of Southern California’s favorite craft retailers, Hobby Lobby and the décor retailer, Home Goods.
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