PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Investing in Ottawa’s Tourism Sector

Published July 6, 2021

OTTAWA — The Ontario government is investing $8 million in Ottawa Tourism and the Ottawa Convention Centre (Shaw Centre) to support tourism sector recovery in one of Ontario’s key gateway cities.

Details were provided today by Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries during an announcement alongside Michael Crockatt, President and CEO of Ottawa Tourism, and Shaw Centre President and CEO, Nina Kressler.

Ottawa Tourism will receive $6 million to help with workforce development, marketing a regional brand and creating new niche tourism products and activities – leading to a stronger industry and increased visitation that will benefit regions across the province.

The Shaw Centre will receive up to $2 million in stabilization funding this year to support its continued operation and maintenance.

Read the full news release here