High-quality events and festivals have a profound impact on Ontario’s economy. Maintaining or expanding these events, however, requires significant time and capital. Event organizers must constantly operate on thin budgets while trying to maximize their reach to pull off a successful tourism-generating event. But this doesn’t have to be the
As the tourism industry is one of the world’s fastest growing industries, events are a great way of demonstrating Ontario’s vast heritage, diversity, and culture. Each year, events and festivals taking place throughout Ontario bring in thousands of visitors, contributing millions of dollars in revenue related to tourism and helping
Earlier this year, Celebrate Ontario 2018 announced over $20M in government funding for tourism initiatives to 328 festivals and events. This was the largest number of festivals and events supported in the history of the program. The municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario is hosting one of these awarded festivals, and received
Celebrate Ontario is an Ontario government grant intended to offset a portion of costs related to hosting large-scale events which increase tourism. Each year, the province supports first-time and recurring events that demonstrate the ability to draw attendees from inside and outside Ontario.
The provincial government is investing over $20 million
Every year, festivals and events in Ontario attract thousands of visitors, contributing millions of dollars in tourism-related revenue to support the provincial economy. Tourism events are a great way of demonstrating Ontario’s diversity, culture, and heritage. In 2017, the Government of Ontario provided funding through the Celebrate Ontario program to
The Kultrun World Music Festival is a free, two-day community event held in Kitchener, Ontario. For the past three years, the festival has celebrated world music and cultural diversity by showcasing a variety of musicians and other performers.
To deliver this festival for free, event organizers Neruda Arts used corporate sponsorships
Celebrate Ontario government grants provide funding to festivals and events across the province. Since 2006, the event funding program has helped organizers enhance their product and attract larger audiences, which in turn boosts tourism in Ontario. Some well-known events that have received grants through Celebrate Ontario include the Shaw Festival,
Tourism has had a profound impact on Ontario’s reputation as one of the most economically successful, culturally diverse, and geographically beautiful regions on earth. By hosting large-scale tourism events, Ontario has an opportunity to bring long-term improvements and sustain this reputation.
The Government of Ontario provides grants for events, festivals, and
With its stunning landmarks and a rich culture, Ontario has long been seen as a world-class area for tourism. As a result, the province has generated a meaningful economic impact from tourism activities, such as events and attractions. In 2012, Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport reported that visitors