Ontario bill seeks to ban mandatory high heels on the job

October 20, 2017

The Canadian Press via CBC News   The private member’s bill from Liberal MPP Cristina Martins would amend the province’s Occupational Health and Safety Act to prohibit employers from mandating workers to wear unsafe footwear as part of dress and uniform codes. It’s an issue that is a particular problem in restaurants and bars, Martins said…. Read more »

2018 Cycling In Ontario Guide – partnership opportunities available

October 20, 2017

Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options has released its marketing partnership opportunities for 2018, including ad space in the newly designed 6th annual Cycling in Ontario / Le vélo en Ontario Guide. Reaching cycle tourists across Ontario, Quebec and the U.S. in key target states, print and digital advertising plus event partnerships are now available.  Read more.

Festival & Events Ontario awards program

October 18, 2017

The benefits of winning a FEO award, far outweighs the time and effort needed to fill out any application form. Share your story and tell us why you and your team deserve to win a FEO award! We can’t wait to hear how your festivals and business positively impacts your community and Ontario! Make sure… Read more »

Call for Ontario festival and event listings

October 18, 2017

Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) will be producing the 2018/2019 edition of the Festivals & Events in Ontario Guide in partnership with the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC). This one-of-a-kind consumer tourism publication is the ultimate source for festival and event listings throughout Ontario. If you would like your festival or event to be… Read more »

Update your FREE listing on OntarioTravel.net

October 17, 2017

Update your free listing on ontariotravel.net and connect with us on social by using our #DiscoverON when you post engaging fall content. There are also partnered marketing opportunities to take advantage of, including advertising in our Ontario Travel Information Centres and ONroute Digital Kiosks. Did you know that the OTMPC assists in marketing campaigns that target… Read more »

Ontario Travel online packages opportunity: winter marketing program

October 16, 2017

Winter gift and getaway packages that align with OTMPC’s marketing will be displayed in their respective experience pages on ontariotravel.net and have the potential to be used as content within our owned and earned channels: the website (content and itineraries), media relations, digital and social media, e-mail, etc. All packages are integrated with the Trip… Read more »

Nominations open: Rural Ontario Leadership Awards

October 16, 2017

OMAFRA has just introduced a new awards program: the new Rural Ontario Leaders Awards or ROLA for short. The program recognizes leaders among rural residents, communities, businesses and organizations, and their work in improving the quality of life and economic well-being of rural Ontario. Recognizing leadership in rural Ontario is important to this government.  That’s… Read more »

2018-19 Tourism Industry Partners Program: applications now being accepted

October 10, 2017

Do you have a marketing campaign that is innovative, targets tourists from outside of Ontario and has strong potential to generate awareness, interest and tourism revenues? If so, the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation’s (OTMPC’s) Tourism Industry Partners Program (TIPP) may interest you. TIPP assists Ontario’s tourism stakeholders who come together to execute marketing campaigns… Read more »

Investing in workforce development partnerships to ensure tourism and hospitality’s competitiveness in a transitioning labour market

October 10, 2017

Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC) in partnership with Ontario Restaurant Hotel, Motel Association (ORHMA) will bring together regional stakeholders including employers, educational institutes, employment service providers and workforce planning boards to develop strategies that align training with the skills needed by businesses to enable the sector to grow and compete in the new economy. Workforce… Read more »

Greater Toronto Hotel Association provides update on hotel tax

October 10, 2017

  As you are aware there are some municipalities currently who are looking at the potential of the implementation of the tax including the City of Toronto and the City of Mississauga in our membership area. Others outside the GTA are also reviewing this option. The legislation has passed however it is not in full… Read more »