Women-led tourism operators across southern Ontario receive support

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Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced an investment of more than $2.7 million, through the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF), for 14 women-led tourism projects across southern Ontario.

Recipient Name Project Funding contribution

Aboriginal Experiences Art and Culture (o/a Indigenous Experience’s Mādahòkì Farm)

Revitalize, modernize, and renovate the Indigenous Experiences Mādahòkì Farm located in Ottawa’s Greenbelt.

$750,000

Blue Gables Acres Inc.

Enhance outdoor accommodations offerings and Métis tourism programming.

$100,000

Culinary Tourism Alliance

Enhance and build on the “Feast On” and “Great Taste of Ontario” events through the marketing and promotion of the gamified “Great Taste” passports.

$450,000

Edge of Walton

Enhance user experience, create new features including mountain bike trails, a BMX space and a natural swimming area, upgrade accessibility and weather resiliency.

$500,000

From the Farm Cooking School

Modernize and upgrade the facility to create a farm-to-table culinary tourism destination to support activities in summer and shoulder season.

$100,000

Harwood Estate Vineyard

Enhance outdoor facilities to extend the outdoor dining season. 

$100,000

KPP Concerts

Create in-person music concerts at various venues throughout downtown Kingston.

$25,800

Maple Leaf Tours Inc.

Develop and launch an Indigenous-focused Residential School tour, including educational and interpretive elements.

$100,000

Moonlight on the Bay

Create a visitor experience on the Tyendinaga First Nation, through the addition of overnight accommodations and development of Indigenous tourism offerings.

$100,000

Saffron Hub

Deliver the first-ever annual Canadian Immigrant Women Culinary Expo in Belleville.

$190,200

The June Motel

Expand the outdoor lobby space with fireplaces and furnishings and create a winter activities program.

$91,500

Topsy Farms

Enhance the visitor’s experience through the development of a self-guided smartphone application for the farm in Stella.

$7,500

Udderly Ridiculous

Create new and improve existing facilities to extend program offerings, create new events, and safely accommodate an increase in visitors.

$100,000

Walton Raceway

Expand event space and improve accessibility to amenities at the Raceway reception building.

$100,000

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