COVID – 19 Tourism Adaptation Fund | RTO 9 Tourismtalk

COVID – 19 Tourism Adaptation Fund

The program is now closed to applications and is fully subscribed.

We’d like to thank all applicants for their interest and applications for this fund. The following information has been retained for reference purposes only.

The Regional Tourism Organization for South Eastern Ontario (RTO 9) is pleased to announce it has received $500,000 in financial support from the Federal Government of Canada as part of The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev)’s COVID-19 Tourism Adaptation Fund. RTO-9 will administer the funding and distribute to tourism-related businesses located within Leeds & Grenville County, Frontenac County, Lennox & Addington, and Hastings County, in the form of a one-time, non-repayable grant up to a maximum of $20,000.

Through this funding, RTO 9 was able to support 65 businesses with expenses related to the purchase of PPE, e-commerce, and alterations to their business to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff.

Brockville & Area
Aquatarium
Buell St Bistro

Cedar Valley GC
Keystorm Pub
Richards Coffee House
1000 Islands B&B
Dewars Inn
Sri Isaac Brock

Prescott Golf

Rideau & Area
The Cove
The Green Gecko
Westport Brewing Co

Newboro House
Furnace Falls
Green Gables Vines

Saunders Country
Shawmere Cottages

Seasons of Westport
JJ’s Country Diner
1840 Guest House B&B
Hard Stones Grill

Salamanders
Poplars Resort

Cottage Coffee


1000 Islands Gananoque
Charleston Lake Retreat
1000 Islands Tower

Lennox & Addington
MacKinnon Brothers
Loyalist Golf Club

Napanee Golf Club
Bergeron Estate & Winery
Waterfront River Pub
Five Corner Craft
Topsy Farms
Touch of Wellness
Loyalist Cultural Centre
Loyalist Trading Co
Lakeview Tavern
Thirty-Three Vines
Marble Lake Lodge

Frontenac County
Sharbot Lake Country Inn
The Blue Moose

Bay of Quinte
Batawa Ski Hill
Birdy’s Fine Casual Dining
Parks Creek Retreat
Signal Brewing Co.
Quinte Corner Café
Santorini Medit. Grill
Glanmore Site
Red Rock Canyon
L’Auberge De France
Old Church Theatre
Riverbrake Café
Tomassos Grill
Barcovan Golf
The Brake Room

Lone Star
Orange Julius
Papa John’s
Boston Pizza
Shoeless Joe’s

FedDev Ontario delivers programming to help grow businesses, cultivate partnerships and build stronger communities, offering services to support innovation and economic growth in Southern Ontario under the direction of the Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Official Languages. FedDev recognizes the significant decline in tourism activity for many tourism-dependent communities in South Eastern Ontario as a result of the pandemic, and has provided funding for relief efforts to help offset unforeseen costs incurred. Businesses and organizations who have had to pivot business costs to account for large scale PPE equipment, additional health and safety protocols, expansion of space to accommodate social distancing regulations etc., are all eligible to apply.

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