Butter Tart Tour Industry Meeting

Join us in celebrating Canada’s 150th and create a “Canadiana” Flavour Butter Tart for our collection. The new flavours and locations will be featured throughout the year through our marketing, social media and website! Meet other bakers and find out more about our Butter Tart Tour plans for this year. We’ll cover: – The 150th Canadiana … Read more

TIAO Newsletter | March 8th, 2017

Read the TIAO Newsletter from March 8th, 2017.

Province Provides $203,206 for Indigenous Business Initiatives (Northern Ontario Business)
Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek will receive $100,000 for a mixed-use highway commercial development plan, which includes identifying businesses and services best suited for the geographical area.

Eabametoong First Nation will receive $36,952, which will be applied to train and build capacity for entrepreneurs in the cultural tourism sector. Read more.

February 22nd, 2017 | Video Workshop

Video Workshop Thursday, February 22nd, 2017  |  9:30am – 12:30pm At the Holiday Inn, Peterborough: 150 George Street, Peterborough, ON, K9J2G5 Limited Seats – Currently taking a waitlist. Call Sarah for more information: 705-874-8505 x. 102 Do you feel your organization isn’t doing everything it could to reach its potential audience? In this introductory session, let … Read more

June 6th | OntarioTravel.Net Hands-On Workshop

OntarioTravel.Net Hands-On Workshop Tuesday, June 6th, 2017  |  Two Sessions 9:30am & 11am At the Elmhirst’s Resort : 1045 Settlers Line, in Keene. Seats are limited! You are invited to attend a Tourism Partner Training Session with Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC). Ontariotravel.net is the official tourism consumer website for travel in Ontario, and reaches millions of global consumers … Read more

Press Release: Trail Towns Workshop 2017 Community Incentive Award Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trail Towns Workshop 2017 Community Incentive Award Winners Announced February 1, 2017 (Peterborough, ON)–Kawarthas Northumberland is pleased to announce the winning entries to the Trail Towns Workshop 2017 Community Incentive Award submissions. Not-for-profit organizations were invited to submit projects aimed at pursuing trail town related experiential tourism development initiatives associated with the … Read more

Press Release: Kawarthas Northumberland and Days Inn & Suites Lindsay Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kawarthas Northumberland and Days Inn & Suites Lindsay Announce Partnership for Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Sponsorship January 30, 2017 (Peterborough ON) – Through the 2016-17 Partnership Allocation Program, Kawarthas Northumberland (Regional Tourism Organization 8) and Days Inn & Suites Lindsay have partnered to provide a “Love Your Trail Sponsorship” to the Kawartha Trans … Read more

OCTA: Do Something Delicious Newsletter

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“Peterborough is more than just a city nestled on the Otonabee River. Over the last decade, it’s become a bustling hub of food and culture — with a healthy outdoor adventure scene. To this day, it’s one of the best market town’s we’ve visited. It’s also the urban hub of the Butter Tart Tour. So, butter tart lovers beware: you may never leave.

CtIL0K6XgAE4Q8j1. Even in the coldest months, the Peterborough Farmers’ Market is bustling. We like to pop in early for a breakfast burrito, hot off the griddle. Farm fresh eggs, loads of salsa and peppers — ain’t nothing wrong with that!

2. Whatever the weather, we’d then head for Harper Park. It’s the only cold water brook trout stream that runs through a municipal area in Ontario — and naturally, it’s been touted as ‘the most ecologically important natural area in the city of Peterborough’. There’s tons of birds, trees and weird plants to surround yourself with too.

3. After your hike, warm up with a coffee and a good ‘ol slice of quiche or pie at The Pastry Peddler. Even during the coldest months, the staff here will warm your heart. The pie ain’t half bad either.

4. Definitely make time to visit The Canadian Canoe Museum. The place holds more than 600 canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft with over 100 on display in the galleries! Together they span the country from coast to coast to coast and represent many of the major watercraft traditions of Canada.

5. In case you haven’t heard, there’s a super cool barbeque scene in Peterborough. Our (current) favorite is Muddy Pit BBQ, technically in Keene. This is good, ‘ol fashioned wood smoked BBQ served by the pound. Extra napkins highly recommended.

BONUS: Just outside of town, Elmhirst’s Resort’s sought-after annual Winemakers Dinners pair premium wines from very select vineyards with fine, locally-sourced cuisine – the provisions often originating from Elmhirst’s own farm.Definitely book your spot before coming!

TIAO Industry Newsletter – January 5th, 2017

Celebrate Ontario’s 150th Anniversary in 2017 (Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport)
Ontario is marking the occasion in a meaningful way by investing in initiatives and events that will leave a lasting legacy for people across the province.  Highlights include:

  • Winter Week, a celebration of 100 years of hockey in Toronto at various City of Toronto rinks (January 3-8)
  • National Canada Film Day 150, which will be the world’s largest  one-day film festival ever hosted, featuring free screenings of Canadian movies across the province (April 19, 2017)
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize, youth fora to share ideas on building a brighter, stronger Ontario (September 13-October 3)
  • Invictus Games, an international multi-sport event for wounded soldiers (September 23-30)
  • EDIT – the Expo for Design Innovation + Technology, a 10-day international design festival that will explore how design and innovation can address global issues (September 28-October 8)

Read the full newsletter here.