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

Tourism Businesses

Tourism Jobs

Ajax  584 6,460
Algoma—Manitoulin  620 3,425
Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill     592 4,765
Barrie—Innisfil     484 6,375
Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte     547 5,515
Bay of Quinte 595 5,040
Beaches—East York     1,024 7,540
Brampton Centre 581 4,540
Brampton East   985 5,570
Brampton North 567 5,285
Brampton South   654 5,225
Brampton West 501 5,195
Brantford—Brant     536 6,555
Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound     652 4,640
Burlington     711 6,200
Cambridge     514 5,420
Carleton     515 4,235
Chatham-Kent—Leamington     1,219 4,435
Davenport     695 10,275
Don Valley East 588 4,730
Don Valley North 940 4,855
Don Valley West    638 4,610
Dufferin—Caledon     495 6,615
Durham     827 6,360
Eglinton—Lawrence     489 5,230
Elgin—Middlesex—London     406 4,785
Essex     490 5,535
Etobicoke Centre    975 5,575
Etobicoke North 853 6,000
Etobicoke—Lakeshore     449 7,760
Flamborough—Glanbrook     437 4,835
Glengarry—Prescott—Russell     678 4,315
Guelph     479 6,570
Haldimand—Norfolk     628 4,530
Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock     716 4,935
Hamilton Centre 553 5,645
Hamilton East—Stoney Creek 401 4,520
Hamilton Mountain     462 4,910
Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas 536 5,115
Hastings—Lennox and Addington     528 3,900
Humber River—Black Creek     503 5,265
Huron—Bruce     665 4,330
Kanata—Carleton     741 4,665
Kenora     655 3,035
Kingston and the Islands  544 6,910
King—Vaughan     389 5,720
Kitchener Centre 431 4,945
Kitchener South—Hespeler  436 4,905
Kitchener—Conestoga     496 3,785
Lambton—Kent—Middlesex     556 4,450
Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston     574 4,330
Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes  820 4,995
London North Centre  641 6,605
London West 618 6,330
London—Fanshawe     870 6,425
Markham—Stouffville     846 5,945
Markham—Thornhill     514 6,195
Markham—Unionville     762 5,225
Milton     726 5,000
Mississauga Centre   553 6,160
Mississauga East—Cooksville 651 5,650
Mississauga—Erin Mills     1,370 5,210
Mississauga—Lakeshore     586 5,790
Mississauga—Malton     644 6,190
Mississauga—Streetsville     623 5,735
Nepean     492 5,495
Newmarket—Aurora     1,288 6,240
Niagara Centre 360 6,885
Niagara Falls     427 15,820
Niagara West  578 3,970
Nickel Belt     572 3,915
Nipissing—Timiskaming     846 4,410
Northumberland—Peterborough South   504 5,000
Oakville     515 5,790
Oakville North—Burlington   1,178 6,250
Orléans     527 5,585
Oshawa     870 6,735
Ottawa Centre   967 6,835
Ottawa South  526 6,265
Ottawa West—Nepean 458 5,590
Ottawa—Vanier     1,210 5,860
Oxford     880 5,135
Parkdale—High Park     677 9,565
Parry Sound—Muskoka     669 5,745
Perth—Wellington     638 4,755
Peterborough—Kawartha     547 6,075
Pickering—Uxbridge     899 5,645
Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke     446 4,020
Richmond Hill     595 4,880
Sarnia—Lambton     1,099 5,295
Sault Ste. Marie     462 4,525
Scarborough Centre 384 6,300
Scarborough North 582 6,125
Scarborough Southwest     684 7,050
Scarborough—Agincourt     460 5,580
Scarborough—Guildwood     590 5,165
Scarborough—Rouge Park     399 5,170
Simcoe North 829 6,875
Simcoe—Grey     721 7,585
Spadina—Fort York     598 11,035
St. Catharines     2,046 7,435
Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry     481 4,310
Sudbury     483 4,505
Thornhill     1,131 4,350
Thunder Bay—Rainy River     491 4,380
Thunder Bay—Superior North     475 4,295
Timmins—James Bay    419 3,450
Toronto Centre     1,593 9,500
Toronto—Danforth     1,474 8,875
Toronto—St. Paul's     2,041 6,745
University—Rosedale     731 8,495
Vaughan—Woodbridge     678 4,415
Waterloo     616 5,050
Wellington—Halton Hills     566 5,610
Whitby     838 6,385
Willowdale     486 5,140
Windsor West 808 6,690
Windsor—Tecumseh     654 6,020
York Centre 467 4,865
York South—Weston    553 5,700
York—Simcoe     538 5,075

 

Source: Tourism HR Canada