2018 Provincial Election

The provincial election was held on June 7.

2018 Election Messaging for Ontario's Tourism Industry

TIAO is proud to share tourism industry priorities for the next Government of Ontario. Specific asks pertain to strengthening tourism in Ontario; TIAO’s summary of recommendations encompasses three critical areas: People, Product and Promotion. 

 

People

The core of the tourism business centres on providing outstanding service and experiences to visitors, whether they come from near or far. To do this well, the tourism industry is focused on developing a qualified and skilled labour force. This means changing the perception that tourism is only a part-time, or seasonal job. It means encouraging young people—including Indigenous youth, new Canadians, and people transitioning between jobs—to consider a career in the tourism industry. It means filling high school, college and university tourism programs with Ontarians who want a career in our industry, creating outstanding experiences for visitors.

Product

Visitors want authentic experiences. Both the tourism industry and Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport acknowledge the need to develop authentic, market-ready products and experiences that put visitors first. To support this, investment in infrastructure such as roadways, transportation and communication are vital, in addition to healthy businesses.

Promotion

When making travel plans, tourists will either choose where they want to go, or what they want to do. Marketing strategically requires collaboration with appropriate partners, alignment with regional and national strategies, and long-term commitments. Ontario occupies a unique position within Canada as a gateway to the rest of the country—a position that needs to be harnessed.

 

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Elected MPPs

We've put together a simple (but handy!) spreadsheet containing Ontario ridings and their elected MPPs. Download it here.

Tourism Businesses & Jobs Per Riding

Riding # of Tourism Businesses # of Tourism Jobs
Ajax     584 2,600
Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing     620 1,265
Aurora--Oak Ridges--Richmond Hill     592 1,700
Barrie—Innisfil     484 2,600
Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte     547 2,255
Bay of Quinte / Baie de Quinte     595 1,790
Beaches—East York     1,024 3,050
Brampton Centre / Brampton-Centre     581 1,820
Brampton East / Brampton-Est     985 2,130
Brampton North / Brampton-Nord     567 1,975
Brampton South / Brampton-Sud     654 2,030
Brampton West / Brampton-Ouest     501 2,035
Brantford—Brant     536 2,495
Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound     652 1,630
Burlington     711 2,300
Cambridge     514 2,110
Carleton     515 1,505
Chatham-Kent—Leamington     1,219 1,390
Davenport     695 4,560
Don Valley East / Don Valley-Est     588 1,810
Don Valley North / Don Valley-Nord     940 1,745
Don Valley West / Don Valley-Ouest     638 1,690
Dufferin—Caledon     495 2,400
Durham     827 2,380
Eglinton—Lawrence     489 2,015
Elgin—Middlesex—London     406 1,695
Essex     490 1,805
Etobicoke Centre / Etobicoke-Centre     975 2,190
Etobicoke North / Etobicoke-Nord     853 2,170
Etobicoke—Lakeshore     449 3,450
Flamborough—Glanbrook     437 1,550
Glengarry—Prescott—Russell     678 1,585
Guelph     479 2,265
Haldimand—Norfolk     628 1,385
Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock     716 1,900
Hamilton Centre / Hamilton-Centre     553 2,230
Hamilton East—Stoney Creek / Hamilton-Est—Stoney Creek     401 1,735
Hamilton Mountain     462 1,810
Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas / Hamilton-Ouest—Ancaster—Dundas     536 1,730
Hastings—Lennox and Addington     528 1,405
Humber River—Black Creek     503 1,820
Huron—Bruce     665 1,380
Kanata—Carleton     741 1,735
Kenora     655 1,220
Kingston and the Islands / Kingston et les Îles     544 2,475
King—Vaughan     389 2,065
Kitchener Centre / Kitchener-Centre     431 1,845
Kitchener South—Hespeler / Kitchener-Sud--Hespeler     436 1,710
Kitchener—Conestoga     496 1,270
Lambton—Kent—Middlesex     556 1,450
Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston     574 1,475
Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes / Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands et Rideau Lakes     820 1,790
London North Centre / London-Centre-Nord     641 2,250
London West / London-Ouest     618 2,335
London—Fanshawe     870 2,290
Markham—Stouffville     846 2,390
Markham—Thornhill     514 2,335
Markham—Unionville     762 2,125
Milton     726 1,955
Mississauga Centre / Mississauga-Centre     553 2,320
Mississauga East—Cooksville / Mississauga-Est—Cooksville     651 2,125
Mississauga—Erin Mills     1,370 1,920
Mississauga—Lakeshore     586 2,150
Mississauga—Malton     644 2,405
Mississauga—Streetsville     623 2,160
Nepean     492 1,960
Newmarket—Aurora     1,288 2,170
Niagara Centre / Niagara-Centre     360 2,480
Niagara Falls     427 6,625
Niagara West / Niagara-Ouest     578 1,375
Nickel Belt     572 1,425
Nipissing—Timiskaming     846 1,640
Northumberland—Peterborough South / Northumberland—Peterborough-Sud     504 1,735
Oakville     515 1,930
Oakville North—Burlington / Oakville-Nord—Burlington     1,178 2,310
Orléans     527 1,970
Oshawa     870 2,505
Ottawa Centre / Ottawa-Centre     967 2,740
Ottawa South / Ottawa-Sud     526 2,320
Ottawa West—Nepean / Ottawa-Ouest—Nepean     458 2,090
Ottawa—Vanier     1,210 2,200
Oxford     880 1,735
Parkdale—High Park     677 3,705
Parry Sound—Muskoka     669 2,215
Perth—Wellington     638 1,485
Peterborough—Kawartha     547 2,110
Pickering—Uxbridge     899 2,170
Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke     446 1,215
Richmond Hill     595 1,820
Sarnia—Lambton     1,099 1,910
Sault Ste Marie     462 1,740
Scarborough Centre / Scarborough-Centre     384 2,580
Scarborough North / Scarborough-Nord     582 2,305
Scarborough Southwest / Scarborough-Sud-Ouest     684 2,765
Scarborough—Agincourt     460 2,020
Scarborough—Guildwood     590 1,750
Scarborough—Rouge Park     399 2,035
Simcoe North / Simcoe-Nord     829 2,895
Simcoe—Grey     721 3,090
Spadina—Fort York     598 5,220
St. Catharines     2,046 2,895
Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry     481 1,645
Sudbury     483 1,715
Thornhill     1,131 1,685
Thunder Bay—Rainy River     491 1,680
Thunder Bay—Superior North / Thunder Bay—Supérieur-Nord     475 1,625
Timmins—James Bay / Timmins—Baie James     419 1,305
Toronto Centre / Toronto-Centre     1,593 3,875
Toronto—Danforth     1,474 3,740
Toronto—St. Paul's     2,041 2,805
University—Rosedale     731 3,150
Vaughan—Woodbridge     678 1,790
Waterloo     616 1,440
Wellington—Halton Hills     566 2,000
Whitby     838 2,305
Willowdale     486 1,975
Windsor West / Windsor-Ouest     808 2,525
Windsor—Tecumseh     654 2,100
York Centre / York-Centre     467 1,805
York South—Weston / York-Sud—Weston     553 2,150
York—Simcoe     538 1,740

 

Source: Tourism HR Canada