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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 and a place to learn more about tourism in our region. 

Tourism Development Fund
Arts & Culture Grant
Events & Workshops
Distribution Program
Add Your Business
Service Training

Simcoe County Tourism Development Fund

Closed for 2019.​

The Simcoe County Tourism Development Fund (SCTDF) is an annual fund that provides non-operational, project-based, 1:1 matching funding to municipalities and registered not-for-profit entities within the borders of Simcoe County that are involved with tourism promotion and development.

For More Information: 

County of Simcoe Arts, Culture and Heritage (Built, Natural and Environmental) Grant

The County of Simcoe, through Tourism Simcoe County, is pleased to announce the launch of its 2019 Arts, Culture and Heritage (Built, Natural and Environmental) Grant Program.  For more information and/or to determine if your organization is eligible to submit an application, please contact:

Donna Goodwin​​
Cultural Development Coordinator
Simcoe County Tourism
705-726-9300 x1620 

Forms and Information about the Grant program:

Events & Professional Development Workshops

NEW fantastic creative workshops ans events below !

Selling Happiness Lunch n Learn​

Hosted By: CDC Orillia

Date: October 3, 2019 (9am-3pm)

Description: Speaker Marc Gordon, the Customer Experience Expert shows organizations how to create customer experiences that strengthen relationships and build loyalty.​  A day of networking, inspiring stories and education. 

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​Tourism Simcoe County Distribution Program


Tourism Simcoe County offers a variety of co-operative marketing opportunities and programs to promote area tourism businesses.  Take advantage of our Local or Border Run distribution.
The Border Run program occurs twice a year in the fall and spring. Publications are delivered to more than sixty tourism information centres along the Hwy 401 corridor from Sarnia to Ottawa and into Quebec.

The Local Distribution program delivers brochures to over fifty prime locations in Simcoe County including hotels, attractions, restaurants, golf courses and ski resorts.

The program runs weekly from May to September and bi-weekly the remainder of the year.

For contract information please see below:




​ 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!


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 call your County representative below to access the 'larger employer' promo code .
      • Brendan Matheson, Tourism Simcoe County: 705-726-9300 x1932

Register Now

Please use promo code: S125