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  • Investing in the Future of Ontario's Tourism Industry

    TORONTO - The Ontario government is investing $1.5 million through the new Tourism Economic Development Recovery Fund and offering promotional incentives at provincial attractions to help the province's tourism industry and welcome back visitors after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Weekend GO Train Service Resumes in Niagara Region

    NIAGARA FALLS — The Ontario government is resuming weekend GO train service to the Niagara region beginning on August 1. New schedules with four trips to and from Niagara Falls and St. Catharines each Saturday, Sunday and holiday will provide more service than ever before and enable convenient day or overnight trips, either in Niagara or Toronto.

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  • Province Invites Ontarians to Safely Enjoy Summer at Ontario Place

    TORONTO - The Ontario government is providing Ontario Place with $2 million to support on-site activities, including several innovative festivals and events that give people the opportunity to safely reengage in arts and culture experiences. As the province safely and gradually reopens, these initiatives will help with the economic recovery of the arts, entertainment and hospitality sectors in Ontario.

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  • Minister MacLeod Joins Niagara Region for its Official Reopening

    NIAGARA FALLS - The Ontario government is supporting the Niagara Region's vital tourism sector by providing a $25-million loan to the Niagara Parks Commission to redevelop the historic Canadian Niagara Power Generating Station into a one-of-a-kind, made-in-Ontario attraction.

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  • Ontario Eases Restrictions on Professional Sports Training Facilities

    TORONTO — Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, issued a statement in response to Ontario permitting professional sport training facilities to reopen: 

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  • Statement from Minister Elliott and Minister MacLeod on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    TORONTO — Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, issued the following statement in response to the impact of COVID-19 on Ontario's heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries:

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  • Ontario Supporting Documentary Film Sector

    TORONTO - Ontario is supporting the province's world-class film and television industry with more than $525,000 in funding to Hot Docs, helping to drive local tourism spending, raise the profile of documentary filmmakers and build Ontario's reputation as a cultural hub. Hot Docs is an organization dedicated to advancing and celebrating the art of documentary film through its signature annual festival and year-round activities.

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  • Ontario Growing and Supporting Cultural Tourism

    TORONTO - Ontario is growing cultural tourism and creating jobs in communities across the province through support for local artists and culture events, benefitting residents and visitors alike.

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  • Ontario Welcomes National Curling Championship to Kingston

    KINGSTON - Ontario is supporting Canada's national men's curling championship with investments that boost tourism in Kingston and provide athletes a chance to compete close to home.

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  • Record-breaking Year for Ontario's Film and Television Industry

    TORONTO — Ontario's film and television industry had a record-breaking year in 2019, with 343 productions bringing in $2.16 billion in production spending for the economy and supporting 44,540 full-time equivalent direct and spin-off jobs. This represents an increase in production by almost 15 per cent from 2018 and more than 7,500 new jobs for Ontarians. 

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  • Ontario Celebrates the Opening of the 2020 Ontario Winter Games

    ORILLIA — Ontario is providing $1 million in funding to the 2020 Ontario Winter Games in Orillia to give the province's best young athletes the chance to compete here at home while boosting local tourism.

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  • 21 Appointees Named to Ontario's Highest Honour

    TORONTO — The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, today announced 21 new appointments to the Order of Ontario, the province's highest honour.

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  • Province Kicks Off Ontario Heritage Week

    TORONTO - The province is celebrating Ontario Heritage Week, highlighting the important history of local communities and the diverse heritage of Ontario. 

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