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Town of Perth Looks To Become Tourist Hub

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Town of Perth Looks To Become Tourist Hub

McGuinty Government Helps Make Lanark A Tourist Destination of Choice

Ontario is helping make the Town of Perth a tourist hub in Eastern Ontario.

The province is investing $585,000 to help create a health and fitness centre, cooking schools, banquet and conference facilities in Perth. Together these attractions will help establish the region as a destination of choice. The town will also work with Algonquin College to help bring real life and experiential learning to students in the culinary and tourism sectors. The college will utilize the hotel, nearby restaurants and the banquet facility as a training centre for its students. In addition, the community will offer health and fitness promotion at the wellness centre.

The funding is part of the Rural Economic Development Program which invests in community-based projects in three priority areas:

  • Improved access to health care services
  • Revitalized communities and downtowns
  • Enhanced skills training.

Quick Facts

  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested $60.1 million in 183 projects through the Rural Economic Development Program.

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“I would like to congratulate the Code Mill's Inn and Spa on their initiative to make the Town of Perth a tourist destination of choice. Supporting communities that want to do more for their citizens helps the McGuinty government build a strong rural Ontario.”

Lou Rinaldi.

MPP for Northumberland-Quinte West

“We welcome the province as a partner in Healthy, Wealthy and Better Trained. This exciting new initiative brings together all regional partners to focus on promoting Perth as an arts, wellness and recreation tourist hub in Lanark County.”

John Stewart

President, Code's Mill Inn and Spa



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