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The Ministry of Tourism supports delivery of high quality tourism and recreation experiences to Ontarians and visitors to Ontario. Promoting a sustainable, customer-focused tourism industry and an active population helps improve our quality of life, increase pride in our communities, and increase economic growth.

Major Responsibilities

The Tourism program seeks to increase investment in Ontario's tourism industry by developing appropriate tools to foster an attractive climate in which to invest. Through our agency, the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation, the program markets Ontario as a year-round world-class travel destination. We work in partnership with our agencies, attractions, boards and commissions and the private sector. These partnerships maximize the economic, cultural and social contributions of our agencies and attractions and to stimulate economic growth, job creation and stronger communities.

Agencies and Attractions

Fort William Historical Park

The world's largest heritage fur trading post in Thunder Bay.  www.fwhp.ca

Huronia Historical Parks
Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons in Midland depicts the first European settlement in Ontario and Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene depicts a 19th century military and naval establishment. www.hhp.ca

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Canada's largest convention centre located in the core of Canada's metropolis. www.mtccc.com

Niagara Parks Commission
The parks system preserving and programming the natural, heritage and cultural landscape (including the famed Niagara Falls) along the 56 kilometre Niagara Parkway from Fort Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake. www.niagaraparks.com

Ontario Place Corporation
Toronto's waterfront family entertainment playground set in a park complex on the shores of Lake Ontario. www.ontarioplace.com

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation
The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership is responsible for the Ministry of Tourism's consumer travel Web site www.ontariotravel.net, which promotes Ontario as a world-class, four-season destination to domestic and international travelers. www.tourismpartners.com

Ottawa Congress Centre
The key convention facility in Canada's capital city. www.ottawacongresscentre.com

St. Lawrence Parks Commission
Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry and a series of recreational facilities and parks spread along 280 kilometres of the St. Lawrence River. www.parks.on.ca



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