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Investing In Ontario

The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries supports Ontario's investors, municipalities and tourism operators with information and assistance in:

  • Regional tourism planning
  • Developing destinations and experiences
  • Identifying and developing investment opportunities
  • Marketing regional investment cases to investors
  • Business skills development, resources and training
  • Supporting festivals and events and developing tourism products through Celebrate Ontario and the Tourism Economic Development and Recovery Fund.

If you have any questions or are interested in any tourism opportunities, please contact us.

Did you know?

Canada ranks as one of the world's top tourist destinations. And Ontario leads all provinces in tourist visits and expenditures.

2015 numbers indicate that tourism generates $31 billion for Ontario’s economy.

Tourism in Ontario supports 389,000 jobs and is the largest single employer of young workers. Every $1 million spent by tourists creates 13 jobs and generates $604,800 in wages and salaries.

If you are an investor interested in Ontario tourism opportunities, we can help you:

  • Organize tourism site familiarization trips to Ontario
  • Find local contacts to help you with your business interests
  • Research local markets in your tourism sub-sectors to find your greatest opportunities for investment.

If you are a municipality that wants to attract tourism investment, we can help you:

  • Identify business investment opportunities
  • Find information to support your business case or feasibility study
  • Promote your investment cases
  • Connect with the investment community.

If you are a tourism operator who wants to grow your business, we can:

  • Review your business and marketing plans
  • Identify emerging markets
  • Provide statistical and trend analysis
  • Present you with information on government programs.

Get more information on investing in Ontario