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‘We’re not the EY and the EY is not us’

Ottawa’s newest convention centre is now open for business, timed to meet the city’s celebration needs as it prepares to mark Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.

“This is about eight years in the making,” said Anu Sohal, who co-owns the $20-million Infinity Convention Centre, located at 2901 Gibford Dr. off Hunt Club Road.

“We thought the timing was right with 2017,” she said. “We knew we had to be open by 2017.”

Being in the hotel business, she and her fellow co-owners, including her husband T.J., his brother Sonny, Sonny’s wife Kiran and longtime Ottawa entrepreneur Anand Aggarwal, have seen an increased demand in bookings for Canada’s sesquicentennial celebration year.

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