RTO 9, the official Regional Tourism Organization for South Eastern Ontario, is proud to announce the recipients of its Partnership Fund. Our first intake round will support 9 exciting projects that promote tourism and economic growth in the region
Each of these initiatives has been carefully selected for their potential to enhance the visitor experience and drive economic benefits for the region.
Through the Partnership Fund, RTO 9 aims to foster collaboration and innovation in the tourism industry, ensuring that South Eastern Ontario remains a top destination for visitors. We are committed to working with our partners to promote initiatives that have a positive impact on the local community and the tourism industry as a whole.
We would like to congratulate the recipients of this year’s Partnership Fund and thank them for their dedication to promoting tourism and economic growth in the region. We can’t wait to see the impact these initiatives will have on the visitor experience in South Eastern Ontario!
Spitfire Cafe – Twilight Tuesday Makers’ Market
Wildling Acres – North Grenville Tourism Trail
No. 9 – Eco-Art Exhibition
Humble Beginnings Brewery – A Humble Celebration
Artfest Kingston – G’da Naakwaannaan Aazhiganan
Martello Alley – Jardin’art – Art in the Garden
Community Craft Beer Festivals – PEC Craft Beer Festival
Base 31 – Historical Self-Guided Tour
Hayloft Dancehall – Prince Edward Stage Trail
Our second application for Partnership Funding will open from July 3rd – July 21st, 2023. The first category is new events, which can be a one-day event or a larger festival over multiple days. The second category is for the development of Indigenous tourism products, where funding can be used to assist Indigenous operators in creating their tourism businesses or enhancing their products. The third category is for the development of guided experiences or trails, which adds a personal touch to the visitor experience and includes curated outdoor adventures. Learn more about our Partnership Funding Program here.
If you have further questions, you are encouraged to contact Meg Dabros, Operations Manager email@example.com
About RTO 9
RTO 9 is a regional tourism organization established in 2010 that is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries. RTO 9 actively promotes tourism for the South Eastern Ontario region and works to support and grow the tourism industry through marketing, product development, investment attraction, and workforce development initiatives. The regions of South Eastern Ontario are 1000 Islands Gananoque, Bay of Quinte, Brockville, Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties, Frontenac County, Kingston, Lennox and Addington, Prince Edward County and the 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Waterways.