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Welcome to Tourism Simcoe County Industry page, a resource for County updates, training and workshop sessions available to the industry, login location for adding
or updating your free YLM listing on
experience.simcoe.ca and a place to learn more about tourism in our region. 

To get the latest updates on partnership and funding opportunities, and industry updates, ​sign up for our tourism industry e-newsletter HERE

For resources specific to the covid-19 pandemic, click here​.​

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Tourism Culture & Sport Grant
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COVID-19 Resources
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Distribution Program
Agritourism Toolkit
Agritourism Toolkit
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Add Your Business
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Service Training

Tourism, Culture and Sport Grant​

CLOSED ON MARCH 31, 2021


2021 Tourism, Culture and Sport Grant Award Recipients

Sir Fredrick Banting Legacy Foundation
​Barrie Film Festival (Oro-Medonte)
Beeton Agricultural Society
Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts 
Boating Ontario Association
Bond Head Lions Club
Brookside Music Association
Canadian Forces Morale & Welfare Services
Central Ontario ATV
Central Ontario Music Council
Centre for Business and Economic Development
City of Barrie, regional creative project
Clearview Township 
Coldwater Mill 
Coldwater Steampunk Festival 
Collingwood Downtown BIA
Collingwood Paddling Club
Collingwood Rainbow Club
Collingwood Summer Music Festival
Collingwood United Soccer Club
Copeland Forest Friends Association
Culture Alliance in the Heart of Georgian Bay
Ethnic Mosaic Alliance
Fifth Street Creative Initiatives
Friends of Nancy Island and Wasaga Beach Park
Friends of SS Keewatin
Friends of the Utopia Mill and Park
Friends of Wye Marsh
Georgian Bay Wildlife
Heart of Georgian Bay
Huronia Symphony Orchestra
Innisfil Arts, Culture and Heritage Council
Cle D'La Baie
Magic of Children in the Arts
Making Change in Simcoe County
Martyrs' Shrine
Meute culturelle de Lafontaine
Midland Ski Club
Midland BIA
Newton Street Art Barn 
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) (1 of 2)
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority 
Ontario Musicians Cooperative 
Orillia  and area CDC
Orillia & area  District Arts Council
Orillia and District Chamber of Commerce
Orillia and Lake Country Tourism 
Passion Made Artisan Show
PRNT Collective
Quest Art School + Gallery
Ship's Company of Penetanguishene
Simcoe & District Maple Syrup Producers Association
Simcoe Contemporary Dancers
Simcoe County Historical Society
South Georgian Bay Tourism
South Simcoe/Clearview Girls Hockey Association
Spare Room
Stayner Kinsmen
Talk is Free Theatre
The Gibson Centre
The Karma Project
Theatre Collingwood
Tottenham Sunday Music in the Park
Town of Bradford West-Gwillimbury
Town of Collingwood
Town of Innisfil 
Town of Midland 
Town of Penetanguishene
Town of Wasaga Beach
Township of Essa
Township of Oro-Medonte
Township of Ramara
Township of Severn
Township of Springwater
Township of Tay
Township of Tiny
WordUp Barrie
Resources for Successful Applicants

​​2021 Post Report.pdf

Tourism Simcoe County Logo Files.zip

North of Ordinary Promotional Video


Staff Contact​
Brianne Dubeau
Experience Development Coordinator
brianne.dubeau@simcoe.ca
705-818-2113


Tourism Simcoe Count​y Distribution Program

This program is on hold until further notice, due to Covid-19

Tourism Simcoe County offers a variety of co-operative m​arketing opportunities and programs to promote area tourism businesses, like our distribution programs.


The Border Run

Publications are delivered to more than sixty tourism information centres along the Hwy 401 corridor from Sarnia to Ottawa and into Quebec.​

Occurs twice a year, in the fall and spring. 


Local Distribution

Publications are delivered to over 50 high-traffic locations in Simcoe County including hotels, attractions, restaurants, golf courses and ski resorts.

Occurs weekly from May to September and bi-weekly the remainder of the year.


Staff Contact

Gayle McKay
Research and Administration Coordinator
gayle.mckay@simcoe.ca​​
​(705) 790-2039

​Service Excellence Training

RTO7 and the Counties of Bruce, Grey & Simcoe have partnered to bring an online customer service training program to the region.  Working in collaboration with OTEC (Ontario Tourism Education Corporation), the BGS Tourism Service Excellence Training is a one hour training that will provide the fundamentals of customer service for frontline tourism staff and other first impression individuals e.g. gas station attendants. We want to collectively ensure that we’re all putting our best foot forward when it comes to welcoming visitors to BruceGreySimcoe!

Eligibility

To be eligible to take the training individuals must:

  1. Work in one of Bruce, Grey or Simcoe Counties
  2. Own or work for a “tourism business or organization” as defined below:
    • Tourism industry (i.e. the businesses or industries that sell products and services directly to tourists, e.g. accommodations, restaurants, recreation and attractions, travel agents, transportation and retail enterprises etc.)
      • Owner/Operator (private and non-private tourism businesses, attractions)
      • ‘First impressions’ individuals/organizations e.g. gas station attendant, convenience store clerk, or an organization that regularly services the visitors to our region
    • Tourism Organization
    • Destination Marketing Organization (DMO)
    • Business Improvement Association (BIA) or Chamber of Commerce
    • Municipal Tourism Office
    • Students in a tourism/hospitality program (secondary, post-secondary, career college, etc.) – please call 705-888-8728 or click on the Register button below to access the training
​If you are a large employer wishing to access training for more than 10 participants, please contact us to access the 'larger employer' promo code.


Staff Contact​​

Brendan Matheson
Experience Development Coordinator
Tourism Simcoe County
705-726-9300 x1932

Register Now

Please use promo code: S125

 


 

Agritourism Toolkit

The Simcoe County Agritourism Toolkit will provide guidance for planning and developing an agritourism business in Simcoe County. If you are considering the addition of an agritourism component to your farm, the expansion of your existing operations, or just want to explore what it takes to get into the agritourism industry, then this Toolkit is for you!

The Simcoe County Agritourism Toolkit will contain all the information you will need to help you decide whether agritourism is right for you. It will outline the steps you will need to take to add an agritourism component to your existing farm business or to help grow your existing agritourism business. The Toolkit will be divided into four components based on a standard business development planning approach:

  • PREPARE
  • PLAN
  • LAUNCH
  • &EVALUATE

The Simcoe County Agritourism Toolkit will be available for public distribution in June 2021. For more details please email ruth.sawyer@simcoe.ca



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