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Picton Looks To Become Tourist Hub

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Picton Looks To Become Tourist Hub

McGuinty Government Supports Tourism Facility In Prince Edward County

Ontario is helping make the Town of Picton a tourist hub in Prince Edward County by supporting upgrades to The Waring House Inn.

Along with physical upgrades to the facility, additional marketing, promotion and advertising will help establish the state-of-the-art conference hall as a major economic driver in the county, and position Picton as a tourist destination of choice. The province is investing $500,000 in this project, which will create 26 new full-time jobs, while retaining 180 full-time positions.

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, the Rural Economic Development Program has invested $71.4 million in 212 projects.
  • Picton is home to the Macaulay Heritage Park, an historic site featuring Macaulay House, built in1830 and restored to the mid-1850s.

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“I would like to congratulate The Waring House on their initiative to make the Town of Picton a tourist destination of choice. The McGuinty government is helping to build a strong rural Ontario by supporting communities that want to do more for their citizens.”

Leona Dombrowsky

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

“We are truly thrilled to welcome the province as a partner in this exciting project. With this wonderful support, Prince Edward County will move even closer to its destiny of becoming a major tourist attraction.”

Norah Rogers

The Waring House Inn



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