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Tourism Industry in the News

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January 2015

Falling Gas Prices And A Weaker Loonie Are Good News For The Tourism Business
Huffington Post, January 11 

December 2014

Travel in 2015: Destinations, Innovation and Variation
CNW, December 17 

November 2014

2014 Ontario Tourism Awards
Bayshore Broadcasting, November 30 

Opportunities exist in growing sports tourism market, industry expert says
tbnewswatch.com, November 27 

London business raise concern that Ontario aviation fuel tax hike will limit economic opportunities in the region
CNW, November 4 

May 2014

Food tourism strategy unveiled
Windsor Star, May 29 

Celebrating 100 years of the ACR Passenger Train
SooToday.com, May 28

Lanark County Tourism heading for a destination development strategy
InsideOttawaValley.com (via Orangeville Banner), May 27 

Colourful blocks showcase St. George's history
Brant News, May 26 

Water and Americans: Two ways to land more tourists
Windsor Star, May 23 

Cycling offers seniors a new way to travel
Chatham Daily News, May 20 

Kathleen Wynne vows no condos at Ontario Place
Toronto Star, May 19 

The GTA: Golf’s next great travel destination
Mississauga News, May 19 

Record crowds attend Tulip Festival
Ottawa Sun, May 19 

Uber Launches Water Taxi Service in Muskoka
Techvibes, May 15 

Cyclists test drive Greenbelt route
Hamilton Spectator, May 7 

Port Hope declared Best Small Town in Ontario
Northumberland Today, May 6 

Londoner wants to bring watercraft rentals, water trampolines to Port Stanley
St. Thomas Times-Journal, May 2 

Canada's Airports Urge Ontario to Move in the Right Direction for Aviation and Tourism Jobs and Growth
CNW, May 1 

April 2014 

Province Moving Forward With High Speed Rail Plans
Ontario Newsroom, April 30 

Province announces biosphere funding
Parry Sound North Star, April 30 

Mississagi Provincial Park to Remain Open
Ontario Newsroom, April 29 

Bike friendly could boost economy
Niagara This Week, April 28 

VQA Wine Coming to Farmers' Markets This May
Ontario Newsroom, April 27 

Supporting Festival and Events to Attract More Tourists
CNW, April 25 

Tourism website needs input on Northwestern Ont. attractions
CBC News, April 24 

Tourism a growing industry in Saugeen Shores
Shoreline Beacon, April 24 

Kleinburg's McMichael gallery gets $625K in provincial funding
Vaughan Citizen, April 23 

Casino tax issue puts Falls council on the spot
St. Catharines Standard, April 22 

Make the trip to the tip
Chatham Daily News, April 19 

St. Catharines given bike friendly designation
Niagara This Week, April 17 

NOTO Appoints New Executive Director
Tourism Northern Ontario, April 16 

Travel association gearing up for busy tourist season
Kenora Daily Miner & News, April 15 

Huron Tourism Operators Optimistic
BlackburnNews.com, April 10 

'Fabulous' snowmobiling season comes to an end
Owen Sound Sun Times, April 8 

Supporting 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games Volunteers
Ontario Newsroom, April 7

Canada pops up in Downtown Pittsburgh with exhibit for tourists, businesses
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 7 

Tourism master plan request curtailed by council
Chatham Daily News, April 7 

March 2014

Promoting Eastern Ontario's Craft Beers, Wines and Farms
Ontario Newsroom, March 31 

Boosting Tourism in Greater Sudbury
Ontario Newsroom, March 27 

Outgoing OGHA president looks back on 14 years of tourism in Ottawa
Ottawa Business Journal, March 12

In Niagara's job market, part-time is the new full-time
Bullet News Niagara, March 11

North Huron Positive After Meeting With Ministers  
Blackburn News, March 8

Time to harvest the maple syrup in Ontario 
Toronto Sun, March 8

Improving HIghway Infrastructure Near Balmertown 
Ontario Newsroom, March 7 

Huron-Wendat Nation and TO2015 Sign Memorandum of Understanding 
NewsWire, March 7

Kenora Winter Carnival kicks off 
Kenora Online, March 7

Mayor raises Wasaga Beach issues with Ministers
Simcoe.com, March 7 

Major tourism groups support Porter proposal 
NewsWire, March 6

Cobourg offers prime youth business opportunities
Northumberland Today, March 6

London to host Country Music Week for first time in 2016
CTV News, March 5 

February 2014

Huron County Looks Into Signing Rail Trail Lease
Blackburn News, February 17

'The perfect economic booster to our community'
SooToday, February 15

Cyclists have high expectations for new low-level bridge
Cornwall Seaway News, February 14

Budget 2014: Burlington groups ask council to approve funding requests
Inside Halton, February 14

Tourism partners
tbnewswatch.com, February 14

Chamber “Fighting Back”
The Meaford Independent, February 12

January 2014

Employer of Choice: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Named to FORTUNE List of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" for 17th Consecutive Year
Canada Newswire, January 16

Tourism Kenora hoping to draw visitors
Kenora Online, January 16

Loonie expected to spiral lower in 2014
CBC News, January 15

Smile wide: Kingston, Ont., deemed Canada's happiest city
Yahoo! Canada News, January 15

Second attempt at UNESCO bid could be in 2016
Global News, January 15

Hudak pitches Million Jobs Act
Niagara Falls Review, January 14

Sault featured on TVO's Agenda
Sault Star, January 14

Bruce County App Contest
Blackburn News, January 13

Canada Means Business
CMW, January 13

Proposal for official music strategy would put Hamilton on the map, insiders say
thespec.com, January 13

New basketball events to have $4.4-million economic impact in Durham
DurhamRegion.com, January 13

Cross-country skiing is the way to go in Ontario's winter weather
The Spec, January 11

Declare Toronto a 'disaster area': city staffer
DurhamRegion.com, January 10

Tour operators consider price hikes due to falling loonie
The Globe and Mail, January 10

Check it out before checking in
The Globe and Mail, January 10

Toronto trucking firm crying foul over Pan Am Games selection
Toronto Star, January 9

Rice Lake a hot spot for ice fishing in Bewdley
Northumberland News, January 9

Tory MPP Toby Barrett urges tighter controls on carp
Chatham Daily News, January 8

What do visitors think of Owen Sound?
Owen Sound Sun Times, January 2

Caledon's Snowfest takes provincial tourism honour
Caledon Enterprise, January 1

December 2013

Goderich Looking For Economic Development And Tourism Director
Blackburn News, December 27

Ian Troop out as Toronto Pan Am Games CEO
Toronto Sun, December 13

Fort Erie waits for decision on festival
St. Catharines Standard, Niagara Falls Review

Sleds look to make stop at Wasaga
The Enterprise-Bulletin, December 12

Point of View: Bayfest revival on the radar
The Observer, December 10

Province to help pay cost of hiring recent grads
Sault This Week, December 10

New NOHFC programming targets Growth Plan sectors
Northern Ontario Business, December 9

Great Wolf Lodge earns Traveller Experience Award
Bullet News Niagara, December 9

Snowmobile Club wants to use the Georgian Trail
Bayshore Broadcasting, December 8

Five best small-town downtowns in southern Ontario
Toronto Sun, December 6

Ontario Special Olympics coming to town in 2015
BayToday.ca, December 6

Feds kick in for World Ringette tourney in North Bay
BayToday.ca, December 6

Three Manitoulin organizations get an early Christmas present from Trillium
The Manitoulin Expositor, December 4

Residents of Ontario tourist hotspot hoping for new nuclear waste burial site
CTV News, December 3

Tourism awards presented
Sault This Week, December 3

Tories Have Pushed Canadian Tourism Off the Map
Huffington Post Canada, December 3

November 2013

Micro-brewers aim to make Collingwood a mecca for beer tourism
The Enterprise-Bulletin, November 28

NIAGARA: Chamber engages business leaders to strengthen Niagara's tourism industry
Bullet News Niagara, November 27

FedNor announces nearly $2.8 million in funding
Kapuskasing Times, November 27

Chan open to entertainment centre
Welland Tribune, November 26

Wynne open to moving Buffalo Bills to Toronto
The Toronto Sun, November 27

Popular room-sharing website draws Ottawa hoteliers’ concerns
Ottawa Business Journal, November 25

On the menu: An economic opportunity
The Globe and Mail, November 22

Debi Pratt wins tourism lifetime achievement award
Niagara This Week, November 22

SSMEDC 'disappointed' over Snow Train cancellation
SooToday.com, November 21

Pilot bear hunt project 'good first step'
Timmins Press, November 20

BUSINESS: Tourism magazine wins best-in-class at Toronto tourism summit
Bullet News Niagara, November 20

Pumpkinferno, winning streak continues
Morrisburg Leader, November 20

The Bruce breaks record, again!
Canada Newswire, November 19

County staff no longer represented on OHTO
Minden Times, November 18

October 2013

Trail riders prepare for winter
Kenora Online, October 28

Muskoka Tourism branding the off-season
Cottage Country Now, October 28

Jarvis: Latent or real potential? (opinion)
The Windsor Star, October 16

Don’t let Ontario Place lie fallow: Editorial
The Toronto Star, October 15

Thorold becomes blues central this weekend
Niagara This Week, October 15

Algae blooms on Lake Erie getting 'difficult to control'
CBC News, October 15

WFOL: Lanterns brighten the day for new-look Winter Festival of Lights
Bullet News Niagara, October 15

Canada: Toronto Certified a Sustainable Meetings and Events Destination
International Meetings Review, October 14

City ready for winter markets
Kenora Online, October 14

Learn how to target your business to cycling tourists
myKawartha.com, October 12

Billionaire developers vie for Vaughan casino
York Region, October 11

Province Launches Five-Year Plan for Horse Racing Industry
Ontario Newsroom, October 11

Wynne and wine
The Windsor Star, October 9

Manitoulin's Official Plan: the problem, or the solution?
The Manitoulin Expositor, October 9

Spring bear hunt bill launched at Queen's Park
CBC News, October 9

Delegation encouraged by tourism
Kenora Online, October 8

Ontario Tories boycott Pan Am games reception
Sun News, October 8

City commits $2.6M for sporting events
The Windsor Star, October 8

Culinary Tourism Project Proposed
Blackburn News, October 7

Fort Erie Race Track officials have an offer on the table
Fort Erie Times, October 7

Windsor pursues culinary tourists
The Windsor Star, October 7

Raise a glass to Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest
Canoe Travel, October 7

Toronto facing ‘silver tsunami’ as population ages
City News, October 7

PUMPKINFERNO: Stunning display at Village
Cornwall Standard-Freeholder, October 6

Nicholls Named Ontario PC Sport Critic
Catham-Kent Sports Network, October 6

In Toronto’s music scene, ‘There’s something going on.’ Will city hall listen?
The Globe and Mail, October 5

Comedy event loves the capital - it's no joke
Ottawa Citizen, October 4

Province must lead on wine policy
Fort Erie Times, October 3

In the spotlight: TCO, tourism
Brantford Expositor, October 3

Ontario premier defends $500K subsidy to secure 2016 NBA all-star game
Yahoo! News Canada, October 3

Kingston Penitentiary opens to tourists
Canoe Travel, October 3

410 Sign Points to Owen Sounds
Bayshore Broadcasting, October 3

Bradford has 10 unique buildings open for tours
Simcoe.com, October 2

Pan Am execs will be asked to repay errant claims, minister says
Sun News Network, October 1

Path of the Paddle, NWO's slice of the TransCanada Trail, a reality
Atikokan Progress, October 1

Working together good for business
Bancroft This Week, October 1

Kleinburg tops to visit, travel website says
York Region, October 1

Why beer and wine in Ontario should be more convenient
The Globe and Mail, October 1

September 2013

Toronto to host NBA All-Star 2016
NBA.com, September 30

Kincardine Sees More Visitors
Blackburn News, September 30

Local News: Port Hope Delectables Showcased at Travel Industry Event
Northumberland View, September 29

Organizers: Balloonapalooza Creates $1.1 Million In Economic Impact
windsoriteDOTca, September 28

Plympton-Wyoming passes bylaw for retailers to stay open on some stat holidays
Petrolia Topic, September 27

Fall colour season in Algoma off to a good start, say local tourism experts
Sault Star, September 27

$8.9 Million In Economic Activity Generated By Children's Games
windsoriteDOTca, September 27

Consul General pays visit to Collingwood
The Enterprise-Bulletin, September 27

Bylaw adopted to encourage wine tourism
Petrolia Topic, September 26

Upper Canada Village's Pumpkinferno up for tourism event of year title
Standard Freeholder, September 26

Adventure tourist, save thyself
National Post, September 25

Hot Docs Releases Economic Impact Study
Broadcaster Magazine, September 25

The Ontario Science Centre and Science North to collaborate with museums in China
Canada Newswire, September 25

Northwest ignored Campbell
Kenora Online, September 25

Port Hope in search of a tagline
Northumberland Today, September 24

Toronto-wide pedestrian Sundays step closer to reality
blogTO, September 24

The Salmon Run is Underway
Bayshore Broadcasting, September 22

Work being done on canal plan vision
Sault Star, September 19

Kenora looks to allow border crossing
Kenora Online, September 18

LCBO Promotion Shines Spotlight on Ontario Wines
Digital Journal, September 17

Kitchener- Waterloo Oktoberfest Launches #MyOktoberfest Campaign - Wine Prizes
KWNow, September 16

The Great Pumpkin - Best Pumpkin Festivals In Ontario
Child Mode, September 16

Paid parking again on Sauble chamber's radar
Owen Sound Sun Times, September 16

Ontario Tourism says conditions good for fall colours
CTV News, September 16

Clarington still considering camping for future Boots and Hearts
Durham Region, September 13

Savour Stratford 2013: Chefs And Speakers Gather To Celebrate Local Food
Huffington Post Canada, September 12

Chefs and authors gather to celebrate local food at Savour Stratford
The Windsor Star, September 12

See Northumberland from your bicycle seat
Northumberland Today, September 12

TEDxAlgonquinPark event continues to grow
Cottage Country Now, September 11

Museum funding ensures archive preservation
North Bay Nipissing, September 11

What Ontario Beer Drinkers Are Missing -- And How to Find It
Huffington Post Canada, September 11

Director of NOTL chamber named to Pan American Games board
Niagara Advance, September 11

Will 2015 Pan Am Games Mean Economic Gold for Toronto?
The Wall Street Journal, September 11

Folk Fest issued 5,000 refunds after Neil Young cancellation
Ottawa Citizen, September 8

Increase in tourists in Kenora
Kenora Online, September 6

Request for proposals issued for Ontario Place urban park and waterfront trail project
Canada Newswire, September 6

Grimsby needs single vision for tourism
Niagara This Week, September 5

Port Hope's charm earns place in international tourism campaign
Northumberland Today, September 4

St. Jacobs Farmers' Market may get aid from senior governments
CBC News, September 4 

Porter Airlines discusses Billy Bishop runway proposal
SooToday, September 3

\Market fire leaves $2-million damage in blow to heart of Ontario Mennonite country
The Globe and Mail, September 2

Comedy hall of fame looks to Hamilton for a home
The Spec, September 2


Outdoors in Algoma: Five Fall Hiking Trails That You'll Love
local2 sault ste. marie, August 31

Northumberland does not pass GO
Northumberland News, August 30

Ontario Liberals eye bike network to spur tourism
CBC News, August 30

Falls casino needs rebranding: Diodati
St. Catherines Standard, August 27

7,000-seat casino venue a gamble (opinion)
St. Catherines Standard, August 26

A major investment for Sault Ste. Marie
SooToday.com, August 26

Aging demographic threatens tourism industry in northwest
CBC News, August 26

The heat is finally on in region

The Chronicle Journal, August 26

Pick of the vine among wine fests
The Windsor Star, August 24

Cycling tours are beneficial to health, tourism and raising funds for causes (Letter)
The Windsor Star, August 24

Wet weather dampens tourism numbers
CBC News, August 23

Five Great Canadian Road Trips
Carpages, August 22

Who needs casinos? Five better ideas to rev up communities
The Globe and Mail, August 22 

Observatory group begins work on proposed Ottawa Valley tourism destination
Ottawa Business Journal, August 22

Retiree group plans Discovery Tour
The Windsor Star, August 22

Rondeau Provincial Park cottagers still waiting to hear MNR study results
Chatham Daily News, August 22

Taste the harvest in southern Ontario
Canoe Travel, August 21

Toronto's Centre Island a welcome escape from urban life
The Vancouver Sun, August 20

Tall ships to sail into Penetang and Midland
Simcoe.com, August 20

Kayak festival taking shape
Timmins Press, August 19

Campbell on tourism and resort business
Kenora Online, August 19

Muskokans to benefit from provincial development fund
Cottage Country Now, August 16

New casino would drag down local economy, cost jobs, study finds
Ottawa Citizen, August 19

HMS Tecumseth Centre ready for opening
Simcoe.com, August 13

Sculptures earn Port Hope business provincial tourism award nomination
Northumberland Today, August 13

FEO bestows Corn Festival with Top 100 honour again!
Windsor Star, August 13

The Top 10 Sounds of Summer
Huffington Post Canada, August 13

Council approves Destination North proposal
SooToday.com, August 12

Waterfront trail extends to Lakeshore
CTV News, August 12

Two tarts beat as one: Tasting event aims to end Southern Ontario pastry war
The Globe and Mail, August 10

Ontario's Blue Mountain Village Receives DMAP Accreditation
International Meetings Review, August 9

Streetside music fest kicks off Pan Am Games countdown

The Toronto Star, August 8

Hills of Headwaters picks 10 sites for Doors Open weekend
Orangeville Citizen, August 8

Ottawa Tourism takes closer look at economic impact of major events
Ottawa Business Journal, August 7

Festival funding steady for Ottawa events: industry group
Ottawa Business Journal, August 6

Taking over federal docks helps municipalities make money
CBC News, August 5

Sault Tourist Information Centre Named The Best
LOCAL2 Sault Ste. Marie, August 2

JULY 2013

Massey, Manitoulin tourism gets FedNor funding 
Northern Life, July 10

Tourism Oxford initiative to connect urban and rural communities
Tillsonburg News, July 10

Misunderstanding over butter tarts could turn into sweet success for City bakeries
MyKawartha.com, July 10

Manitoulin hotel offers modern amenities for changing industry
Northern Ontario Business, July 10

Historic meets modern at Homes and Gardens tour
Northumberland Today, July 3

Sports tourism ready for next level
North Bay Nipissing, July 1

JUNE 2013

Highway billboard now allowed in Ontario's cottage country
The Globe and Mail, June 29

Swim meets to give city $8M boost
The Windsor Star, June 28

Sudbury shutters Hwy 69 visitor centre
CBC News, June 28

Beaches? Castles? Canada has that, too!
Canoe TRAVEL, June 26

Government unveils plans for ‘urban park’ at Ontario Place
CTV News, June 26

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne opens Ontario Square
Digital Journal, June 23

Wasaya to look at new tourism ideas
Wawatay News, June 22

Porter not obligated to buy jets if they're not as quiet as promised: CEO
global post, June 21

Municipality seeking downtown tourism location
Chatham Daily News, June 20

Respected eco-label could lure tourists to the area
Chatham Daily News, June 20

Pelee Island Winery welcomes travel information centre
The Windsor Star, June 19

Alice Munro and Paul Savoie win Ontario's Trillium Book Awards
CTV News, June 18

Ottawa craft beer breweries fuel Ontario boom
CBC News, June 18

Stakeholders not happy with recommendations
Chatham Daily News, June 17

Salmon Run Tour in Owen Sound
Bayshore Broadcasting, June 15

Toronto seeks Canadian bid to host world youth track and field championships in 2017
insidetoronto.com, June 14

Ontario Commemorates the War of 1812 Bicentennial
Ontario Newsroom, June 14

Craft Brewing Industry is Hopping in Ontario
Ontario Newsroom, June 14

New bus service takes car-less campers to Algonquin Park
Ottawa Citizen, June 14

Lansdowne Park being eyed for a Comedy Hall of Fame
Ottawa Citizen, June 14

Tourism officials cautiously optimistic about return of U.S. visitors
Sault Star, June 13

Toronto music campaign launched at NXNE: 4479 Toronto - where music meets world
Canada Newswire, June 13

Ontario Craft Beer week just in time for Father's Day
The Toronto Star, June 13

Local Tory opposes budget bill
Kenora Online, June 12

Who makes the best buttertart in Ontario?
simcoe.com, June 12

Taste and tour Middlesex conference held
The Strathroy Age Dispatch, June 11

Historic Sault site getting revamped
Northern Ontario Business, June 11

Heritage conference an outstanding success
simcoe.com, June 11

Niagara will be rocking this summer
St. Catharines Standard, June 11

Pave the way for cycling tourism, Manitoulin group says
CBC News, June 10

Niagara's festival scene has strength in numbers
St. Catharines Standard, June 10

City official expects great tourism year (with video)
The Windsor Star, June 10

Bring-your-own-wine a bust in Ontario
Toronto Star, June 7

June is Bike Month in Durham Region
Durham Region, June 7

GTHA AGM Highlights Stronger Economy
Hotelier Magazine, June 6

WestJet eyes Toronto island airport
Toronto Star, June 6

Parasports, senior games leave modest financial legacy
Cottage Country Now, June 6

Take a backyard trip, as a tourist
Simcoe.com, June 6

More than $23 billion generated annually by tourism in Ontario
The Barrie Examiner, June 4

A Look Inside Toronto's New Aquarium
Toronto Standard, June 4

Metro Toronto Convention Centre completes first hybrid event
Exhibit City News, June 4

Niagara-on-the-Lake area: Winery tour by Segway scooter
The Toronto Star, June 3

Niagara's Garden Trail an Ontario tourist treasure trove
Toronto Star, June 3

Manitoba, Ontario defend millions spent on UNESCO bid
CBC News, June 3

MAY 2013

MPP fears fish limit changes may hurt regional tourism
TB News Watch, May 31

Sport Tourism Strategy and New Tourism Website Launch Opportunities to Discover More of Mississauga
Mississauga News Room, May 31

Ontario's Craft Beer Culture is a Collaboration Nation
Huffington Post Canada, May 31

Fishing lodge owners say new limits are 'anti-American'
CBC News, May 30

Via Rail first-quarter profit triples to $11.5 million after service cuts
Toronto Star, May 30

Cyclists peddle new Greenbelt bike route
Toronto Star, May 28

Treasure hunting sport becoming a lucrative way for businesses to 'cache' in
CTV News, May 27

'Secret Beach' not so secret anymore
CBC News, May 27

Brock set to host Canada’s first global wine business conference
Bullet News Niagara, May 26

Huron and Perth Gardens Open to the Public
Blackburn News, May 25

Thousand Islands National Park - A dynamic new name and exciting new possibilities
Canada Newswire, May 25

Numbers paint rosier picture for Northern Ontario
The Sudbury Star, May 24

New tourism group formed to market Niagara’s ‘south coast’ communities
Bullet News Niagara, May 24

Summer Wine Tourism in Ontario
WireService, May 23

Mayors look to premier, PM to lead
York Region, May 23

Festival celebrates all things Group of Seven
Northern Life, May 23

The Best Canadian Travel Instagram Accounts
The Huffington Post Canada, May 23

Smith on the case
Cottage Country Now, May 23

Grant boosts kayak festival
The Daily Press (Timmins), May 23

Ontario Restaurants to be Recognized for Commitment to Local Food
Northumberland News, May 23

2014 Ontario ParaSport Games awarded to Northumberland County
Northumberland News, May 22

Cobourg launches Passport to Culture
Northumberland Today, May 22

Via Rail adopts airline pricing model
The Toronto Star, May 22

Woodbine hopes fade with loss of casino
Mississauga.com, May 22

Kenora council watching tourism budget
Kenora Online, May 22

Northumberland's heritage sites to open doors June 1-2
Northumberland News, May 22

Heritage district proposed for downtown Whitby
Durham Region, May 22

Toronto Council Vetoes New Casino After Mayor Plan Change
Bloomberg, May 21

Plan now for family summer vacation
CANOE Travel, May 21

2013 Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival gears up for summer celebration
The Toronto Star, May 21

Open house on service review
Chatham Daily News, May 21

Hidden gems: Off the beaten path in Niagara
Welland Tribune, May 21

Shaw Festival turning a profit after years of red ink
WBFO 88.7, May 20

Economic downturn leading theme at conference
Northumberland Today, May 20

Tourism: Niagara's economic backbone
Niagara Falls Review, May 20

7 provincial parks closed due to Ontario MNR budget cuts
CBC News, May 20

Local News: New Tourism Program Will Encourage Visitors To Explore More Of Cobourg
Northumberland View, May 19

Music tourism music to our ears (opinion)
The Record, May 18

How Can Canada Attract More International Tourists?
The Huffington Post Canada, May 17

Thunder Bay's Gateway in Minnesota closing down
CBC News, May 17

Sports strategy designed to boost Mississauga tourism
Mississauga.com, May 17

Top Five Industries Thriving In Canada
Business Review Canada, May 17

Thunder Bay area tourism pinched by unpredictable weather
CBC News, May 16

Boaters get 3-year reprieve on canal fee hike
CBC News, May 15

Summer getaways: Popular festivals outside of Toronto
CTV News, May 15

New Ontario Resort Directory and Tourism Website Just Launched
Digital Journal, May 15

Huron CofC Launches New Campaign
Blackburn News, May 14

Allowing private liquor stores to Ontario’s mix could add $1B, says B.C. industry spokesperson
Toronto Star, May 9

ASSOCIATIONS: Assessing the impact on Ottawa’s economy
Ottawa Business Journal, May 9

Kincardine Tourism Debate
Blackburn News, May 9

Networking needed to boost tourism: speaker
Fort Frances Times, May 8

Owen Sound Salmon Run Eco Tour Planned
Blackburn News, May 8

Plan to grow Grand River tourism hits rough water
Brantford Expositor, May 8

Roselawn Centre has been badly underutilized (opinion)
Welland Tribune, May 7

Heritage Thorold tells Wynne present system not working
Niagara this Week, May 7

TOURISM: February stats show decline in border crossings to and from U.S.
Bullet News Niagara, May 7

Heat wave sears Canada's tulip festival
The Tico Times, May 7

Canadian Tourism Commission releases 2012 Annual Report
Canadian Tourism Commission, May 6

Toronto casino: Woodbine Entertainment fears gambling resort in neighbouring 905
Toronto Star, May 6

Stage West Dinner Theatre in Mississauga to close after 27 years
Toronto Star, May 6

High Park cherry trees in full bloom
CBC News, May 6

Toronto's matter of convention
The Globe and Mail, May 4

Innovative aerial footage takes Tourism Partnership of Niagara's 2013 marketing campaign sky high
The Wall Street Journal, May 2

APRIL 2013

Approving single sports betting called 'a national issue'
CBC News, April 30

Local officials concerned about proposed structures in the St. Clair River
Sarnia Observer, April 30

Tourism officials expect big year
Chatham Daily News, April 29

Ontario grants support arts, sports
simcoe.com, April 29

Ontario Heritage Trust commemorates the Battle of York at Parliament interpretive centre
Canada Newswire, April 28

50 years ago today the Ontario Arts Council was born
Canada Newswire, April 26

Manitoulin Island businesses press federal government to fix ferry docs
canada.com, April 26

Chi-Cheemaun delay bad for tourism, minister says
CBC News, April 25

Porter warns that time is short, offers to fund airport jet study
The Globe and Mail, April 25

Still Hot after 20 years
Realscreen, April 24

Kincardine Tourism Operators Prepare for Future
Blackburn News, April 23

Rob Ford wants city to look at Porter expansion plan
Toronto Star, April 23

Online Toronto maps project puts the history of familiar streets a click away
Toronto Star, April 23

Workshops promote sports tourism
Welland Tribune, April 22

Millions in repairs needed after floods trigger states of emergency in Ontario's cottage country
National Post, April 22

Canada is a hit with Chinese tourists, as Americans stay home
The Globe and Mail, April 18

Economic development in Northumberland through technology, talent and tolerance
Northumberland News, April 17

How Canada Can Attract More Chinese Travellers
The Huffington Post, April 16

TOURISM: GO Trains will be back for another tourist season, province announces
Bullet News Niagara, April 12

Bus program connects travellers to N. Ont parks
CBC News, April 11

New Canada/U.S. council will tackle problems of Great Lakes (opinion/commentary)
Toronto Star, April 11

On the foodie trail in Ontario
canoe.ca, April 10

Celebrate Ontario awards $300,000 to St. Lawrence Parks Commission events
The Morrisburg Leader, April 10

Bingemans president wants city to OK casino
Metroland News Service, April 10

Government of Canada invests in safety at Windsor International Airport
Canadian Skies, April 10

Porter Airlines wants to extend Toronto island airport runways
Toronto Star, April 10

Trillium grants Clearview big money
Simcoe Country, April 9

OCC to auction off naming rights
Ottawa Business Journal, April 8

Wynne asks businesses to help sell Hamilton-Toronto transit project
The Canadian Press, April 8

Toronto casino: City needs final plan approval and at least $100M a year, report says
Toronto Star, April 8

Pembroke seeking grant money to spruce up downtown
The Daily Observer, April 5

Elite Chefs Coming to Toronto for Culinary Event
Huffington Post, April 4

Province grants over $2.4-million for 14 Ottawa festivals
CFRA News Talk Radio, April 4

Royal Ontario Museum’s c5 Restaurant Lounge to close
The Toronto Star, April 3

Area wineries ready for big season
The Windsor Star, April 3

Toronto casino plan runs into more opposition
Bullet News Niagara, April 3

MARCH 2013  

Notorious Kingston Penitentiary to become tourist attraction?
Canoe.ca, March 29

Tourism gets shot in the arm from stay-in-Canada bug
The Globe and Mail, March 27

Hot Docs Film Festival
Canada Free Press, March 25

Tourism outlook "bright"
The Windsor Star, March 25

Niagara Parks opens Easter floral display this weekend
Bullet News Niagara, March 23

Government urged to invest in music industry to drive economic activity
The Toronto Star, March 22

Canadian Airlines Want Ontario to Scrap Fuel Tax
The Wall Street Journal, March 22

Tourism organization replaced
Northern Ontario Business, March 20

Sports tourism paying off for Rose City
Welland Tribune, March 19

Banner year for March Break
Chatham Daily News, March 19

Timmins branding creates talk
Timmins Press, March 19

Ontario says no to special casino deal for Toronto
The Globe and Mail, March 18

Kitchener may consider public casino consultation
The Record, March 14

Manitoulin ferry looks to tourists for growth
CBC News, March 13

Spring has sprung at Canada Blooms, March 15 to 24
Inside Toronto, March 13

Host London ready to be ‘poster child’ for small cities who dare to dream
The Globe and Mail, March 12

OLG head thinks Toronto casino vote is too close to call
The Globe and Mail, March 12

Waterloo Region website launch means tasty flavours for many
Exchange Magazine, March 12

City seeks to boost tourism
Timmins Press, March 11

Brockville Revitalises Waterfront- Another Tourism Season is Just Around the Corner
CKWS-TV, March 11

Pan Am athletes’ village taking shape at West Don Lands
Toronto Star, March 10

Ontario horse racing: Premier Kathleen Wynne announces deal to rescue 4 racetracks
Toronto Star, March 8

Canada Blooms offers a wide variety of garden design
The Toronto Star, March 7

Wine industry has economic clout
The Windsor Star, March 7

Government cuts to have big implications for all Ontario Waterway communities
EMC Perth, March 7

Skate Canada on why London was chosen to host skating championships
Metro, March 6

MGM reveals its plans for a casino at Exhibition Place
blogTO, March 6

MGM lobbying hard for Exhibition Place casino resort
The Globe and Mail, March 5

Canadian Wine and Grape Industry Contributes $6.8 Billion in Economic Impact to Canadian Economy
Financial Post, March 5

Eight local festivals among best in province
The Windsor Star, March 5

Niagara gets its own music festival
The Toronto Star, March 4

Early numbers buoy strong tourism season hopes
Niagara Gazette, March 4


ROM plans green gateway around signature crystal
The Globe and Mail, February 28

Waterfront trail to link Essex County to Fort Erie on Lake Erie bike route
The Windsor Star, February 25

Ontario Cycle Tourism Forum in Toronto March 1st
Digital Journal, February 22

Countdown is about to begin for the world’s arrival in Welland
Welland Tribune, February 22

Ontario Court Of Appeal Clarifies Employers’ Workplace Incident Reporting Duty
Mondaq, February 20

Coyote-hunting an Ontario tourist attraction?
CBC News, February 19

Windsor’s casino an important job creator as high unemployment persists
Toronto Star, February 18

Ontario’s Blue Mountain Ski Resort to Expand Terrain
First Tracks!, February 18

Ontario 2014 ParaSport Games costly, but profitable for Northumberland County
Northumberland News, February 14

The Great Waterway Classic Added to 2013 PGA Tour Canada Schedule
Golf Club Business, February 14

Canadian Chamber of Commerce points to uncompetitive travel and tourism policies as one of Canada’s top 10 barriers to competitiveness for 2013
TravelPress, February 13

Museum looks for new home at Pearson Airport
Mississauga.com, February 13

Free Ice Fishing This Family Day Weekend
Ontario Newsroom, February 13

Revenue loss prompts Ontario horse-racing track operator to cut jobs
The Globe and Mail, February 13

Sportsplex eyes provincial fund to start new programs
Cottage Country Now, February 13

Winter's wallop means perfect sledding conditions in the district
Cottage Country Now, February 13

Two new paddling events joining region’s sport tourism plans
Cottage Country Now, February 13

Premier Wynne, New Cabinet Sworn-in
Ontario Newsroom, February 11

Ontario Travel: The call of the wild in wonderful Algonquin Park
Toronto Star, February 8

'Sometimes a swimming pool is just a swimming pool,' Appeal Court rules
Yahoo! News Canada, February 7

$100,000 For National Midget Hockey Championship
Local2 Sault Ste. Marie, February 5

Sault Ste. Marie to Host 2014 Ontario Provincial Curling Championship
Local2 Sault Ste. Marie, February 4

Middlesex on the Move hosts cultural dinner
Strathroy Age Dispatch, February 1

Cobourg is officially Ontario's feel good town
Northumberland News, February 1

Celebrate winter with an ice fishing adventure
Durham Region, February 1


Ontario Resort Northridge Inn Wins 2013 Travellers Choice Award
Review Seeker, January 31

Business Beat: See the falls like never before
Niagara Falls Review, January 30

Music Peterborough sounds a sweet note for city
my Kawartha, January 29

Wynne Chosen by Liberals to Be Ontario’s First Woman Premier
Bloomberg.com, January 27

Windsor-Essex joins effort to promote motorcycle tourism hot spots
The Windsor Star, January 27

Family Day 2013: Vacation Ideas For The Long Weekend 
Huffington Post Canada, January 25

Ontario travel: From skiing to dogsledding, small towns and resorts offer winter escapes 
The Toronto Star, January 23

Parks Canada proposes fee hikes in wake of government budget cuts
The Star Phoenix, January 23

MGM says casino and CNE could co-exist, exhibition president disagrees
National  Post, January 22

Casino consultations leave many questions unanswered, frustrated councillors tell community council meeting
The Toronto Star, January 22

Economic development by the numbers
SooToday, January 22

New report shows the significant impact of arts and culture on Ontario tourism
Canada Newswire, January 22 

Metropolitan Hotel Toronto Sold
Hotelier Magazine, January 18

A road trip through Ontario overwhelms
Express & Star, January 18

Forks & The Road: Niagara Icewine Festival
National Post, January 17

A casino in Toronto would do more harm than good (Full Comment)
National Post, January 11

A winning lineup for Winter WineFest
Niagara This Week, January 10

Experience The Dark Sky Night At Point Pelee
WindsoriteDOTca, January 10

OPP & OFSC kick off Snowmobile Safety Week

Porter workers set to strike
The Toronto Star, January 9

Sudbury projects get FedNor boost
Sudbury Northern Life, January 9

Residents Upset at Winter closing of St. Lawrence Parks Commissions Long Sault Parkway in South Stormont Ontario
Cornwall Free News, January 9

Canada: Get ready to sample Toronto's cuisine at Winterlicious
Los Angeles Times, January 9

Snowmobile Club seeks key trail re-routes
Timmins Press, January 9

TO2015 to renovate Etobicoke Olympium for use as Pan Am Games aquatics training venue
Yahoo! Canada Finance, January 9

Port Hope: Residents skeptical about 'rebranding' pretty town with radioactive past
The Toronto Star, January 9

London a "gleaming jewel" of Ontario music scenes
The London Free Press, January 8

Oxford County in Ontario issues cheese trail guide to "Canada's Dairy Capital"
The Province, January 3

Waterloo summit spurred province's cycling strategy
The Record, January 2


Tourism operators must adapt to changing clientele
CBC News, December 19

Delta Hotels to abandon management of Toronto's Chelsea Hotel
The Toronto Star, December 19

Coach Canada puts 15 new double-decker buses on the road
Toronto Sun, December 19

City enters Pan Am boxing ring
The Oshawa Express, December 18

Air Canada Rouge: Canada's Flagship Airline Announces Details On New Low-Cost Carrier
The Huffington Post Canada, December 18

Porter Escapes debuts online
Canadian Newswire, December 18

Great Lakes Study Highlights Environmental Threats and Conservation Challenges
redOrbit, December 18

Playin' The Right Tune, Sault Symphony Gets $45,000 from Province
Local2 Sault Ste. Marie, December 18

Air Canada discount carrier takes flight Tuesday
The Toronto Star, December 17

Struggling tourism group makes cuts to survive
CBC News, December 17 

Tourism is up down by the bay
Simcoe Reformer, December 16

Ontario Travel: Diefenbunker a fascinating Cold War relic near Ottawa
The Toronto Star, December 14

Skating, singing and storytelling among the fun family events Dec. 15 and Dec. 16
The Toronto Star, December 14

Businesses community ponders promotional ideas in Northern Wellington
The Wellington Advertiser, December 14

Canada Travel: Tourism Commission video gets rave reviews
The Toronto Star, December 13

Pupatello pledges support for Ontario entertainment
The Windsor Star, December 13

Important economic development role of Thunder Bay International Airport supported by Mauro
NetNewsLedger, December 11 

Durham's restaurants offer the perfect last-minute gifts
Durham Region, December 7

Aurora jazz festival done: founder
YorkRegion.com, December 6

Ottawa LRT ready for 2018, miss Canada's 150th birthday
CBC News, December 5

Point of View: draft cycling strategy a move in right direction
The Observer, December 4 

Submarine a home run for tourism
The London Free Press, December 4

Countdown for Icewine starts in Wine Country Ontario
Yahoo! Finance Canada, December 4 

Ontario Liberal Leadership Debate: 7 Hopefuls Face Off
The Huffington Post, December 1


Ontario Moves Forward on Cycling Strategy
Government of Ontario, November 30

Ontario travel: Five romantic getaways close to home
Toronto Star, November 30

Debating the Merits of a Toronto Casino
Hotelier Magazine, November 29 

Railway museum seeks $35,000 annual funding
EMC Smiths Falls, November 29 

Power shift: Wine in Ontario
canada.com, November 27 

Crashed Ice a novel idea
Niagara This Week, November 27 

EnAbling Change: Making Ontario's Tourism and Hospitality Industry More Accessible
Market Wire, November 26 

New hotel at CNE to tell story of early Toronto
The Globe and Mail, November 26

Michigan governor boosts new bridge
Toronto Star, November 26 

Windsor Essex preparing to attract World Pride visitors in 2014
Our Hometown, November 22 

Via's future beyond the station
The Windsor Star, November 22 

Experience Christmas magic in Cobourg
Northumberland News, November 22 

Northumberland vying for 2014 Ontario ParaSport Games
Northumberland News, November 22 

Applications now accepted under new Southwestern Ontario Development Fund
Financial Post, November 21 

Councillors question usefulness of mystery shopper program
Minden Times, November 20

Toronto ready to cash in on Grey Cup
Global News, November 19 

Ontario Travel: First Light a bright beacon in Midland
The Toronto Star, November 16 

Gift of Experience: Hang from the CN Tower or mush sled dogs in Haliburton
The Toronto Star, November 16 

Tourism Best in Class
myCollingwood.ca, November 16

Believe it! Science North to design Ripley's show
The Sudbury Star, November 16 

Local businesses win at the Taste of Tourism Awards
Orangeville Banner, November 16 

More than $230,000 in snowmobile trail upgrades
YourOttawaRegion, November 15

Toronto's free attractions include cool places to wander, from Yonge Street to Harbourfront
mysask.com, November 15 

OLG Chief says casino outside Toronto could bring more profit for province
The Globe and Mail, November 13

Santa Claus Parade: Less than a week away
Toronto Star, November 11

Visiting relatives want to see the falls, but what else should we do in Niagara?
The Globe and Mail, November 9

Transport Minister says path clear for Detroit-Windsor bridge
CBC News, November 7 

A group of Saultites we're very proud of
Soo Today, November 7 

FedNor commits to infrastructure and tourism initiatives
North Bay Nippising News, November 7 

Corporate chains enter Toronto's food truck scene
blogTO, November 7 

Find new ideas at sports and recreation summit
Sarnia Observer, November 6

Fort Erie's Canadian Motor Speedway gets green light
The Globe and Mail, November 6

What is Canada's top tourist attraction in Canada? (Sun Media poll)
London Free Press, November 6

The social media "marathon"
Travel Weekly, November 6 

TOURISM: Number of Americans visiting Ontario up substantially in August
Bullet News Niagara, November 5 

Winter Festival of Lights kicks off
Niagara Falls Review, November 4 

Air-rail link to boost travel- and "wow" factor
The Globe and Mail, November 4

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair marks its 90th anniversary
Toronto Sun, November 4 

Road Trip: Exploring Kingston, Ontario
TribLive, November 3 

Smart marketing key for a vibrant, healthy downtown Cobourg
Northumberland News, November 2

Canada Travel: Canadian ski scene schusses on
Toronto Star, November 2

Huron County tourism gets a boost from synchronicity, timing
Bullet News Huron, November 2

Stratford Festival in southwestern Ontario gets another name change
Windsor Star, November 1

Outdoors: Niagara offers great fishing and more
The Oneida Daily Dispatch, November 1