Hamilton Region to Receive Over $700,000 in Tourism Support

Published on July 15, 2020

News Release

HAMILTON – Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries joined Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough-Glanbrook, earlier today to announce over $700,000 in tourism supports across the Hamilton region.

"This funding is part of an effort to encourage homegrown tourism and talent,” said Minister MacLeod. “As our government moves forward with reopening the province, we are proud to invest over $700,000 to support initiatives in the Hamilton region that promote our communities and put our tourism industry on a path to recovery.”

An investment of $350,000 into the regional tourism organization to deliver locally driven marketing programs is made possible through a partnership between Destination Ontario and Destination Canada designed to incentivize Ontarians to explore their local communities.

"The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating to tourism and cultural attractions in the City of Hamilton", said Flamborough-Glanbrook MPP Donna Skelly. The investment announced today by Minister Lisa MacLeod underscores our government's commitment to support the local tourism, cultural and arts communities as we gradually reopen the economy."

The government is also investing over $376,000 in local festivals and events through the Celebrate Ontario program to help reinvigorate our province’s $36 billion tourism industry that supports over 400,000 jobs.

Our government is committed to continuing its work with our province’s tourism and arts sectors to ensure that as the economy gradually reopens, Ontario will be in the best position to welcome the world back to our province.

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