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Read Past Issues:

  • August 6, 2021

    1. Introducing Never Have I Ever, TO
    2. City of Toronto launches DineTOgether - Registration now open
    3. Guest blog: Chris Bloore, TIAO
    4. Digitally transform your business with the Recovery Activation Program
    5. Complete the new Step 3 survey 

    August 20, 2021

    1. Tourism community takes part in Never Have I Ever, TO
    2. Sign up for My Toronto Pass
    3. Watch the latest EDGE Event webinar
    4. Reminder: Register for DineTOgether
    5. Ontario pauses exit from Roadmap to Recovery



    July 23, 2021

    1. Federal government announces initial border reopening plan
    2. Early signs of the return of Business Events
    3. Readiness Index update for July
    4. Access the Tourism Relief Fund
    5. PatioscapesTO continues into week 4

    July 9, 2021

    1. Business travel key to gateway cities’ recovery
    2. Ontario moving to Step 3 on July 16
    3. PatioscapesTO continues into Week 2
    4. Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses calls for travel and tourism protection
    5. Toronto Pearson launches “When You’re Ready” program
  • June 25, 2021

    1. Introducing PatioscapesTO
    2. Tourism Economic Recovery Task Force Report released
    3. Toronto to enter Step 2 of reopening on Wednesday
    4. Destination Toronto hosts a series of virtual client events
    5. Federal government to begin easing border restrictions

    June 18, 2021

    1. Patios reopen across Toronto
    2. Two new vital surveys for the community
    3. Visit the Research & Insights Terminal
    4. COVID screening kits now available for SMEs
    5. Access Destination Toronto’s media assets

    June 11, 2021

    1. Toronto enters Step 1 of Reopening
    2. Access Destination Toronto’s media hub
    3. TIAC’s new border reopening campaign
    4. A Love Letter to Toronto 

    June 4, 2021

    1. Recapping Destination Toronto’s AGM
    2. Updated Market Readiness Index
    3. Canadian Government announces Canada Recovery Hiring Program
    4. Reminder: Register for the Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group
  • May 28, 2021

    1. Expanding Your Digital Reach webinar now available to stream online
    2. Insights on long-haul travel from RVC 
    3. Toronto takes part in Canada-wide Tourism Week
    4. Register today: Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group
    5. Last chance to register for Destination Toronto’s AGM

    May 21, 2021

    1. Destination Toronto’s Annual Report
    2. Ontario unveils 3-step re-opening plan
    3. Tourism Week
    4. Reminder: Register for two upcoming events
    5. Reminder: Apply for the Small Business Support Grant

    May 14, 2021

    1. Applications open for the new Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant
    2. Reminder: Register for Destination Toronto’s AGM
    3. Stay-at-home order extended to June 2

    May 7, 2021

    1. Virtual experiences for meeting planners
    2. Register now for Destination Toronto AGM
  • April 30, 2021

    1. Save the date - Annual General Meeting
    2. Share your perspective on workforce development
    3. Ontario's new Paid Sick Days 


    April 23, 2021

    1. Register for two upcoming readiness and recovery webinars
    2. Budget 2021 proposes $1 billion in tourism support
    3. Passenger flight ban for India and Pakistan now in place


    April 16, 2021

    1. Last chance to register for Assessing Market Readiness
    2. Non-profit sector funding from the province
    3. Tourism industry highlighted during Tourism Day at Queen’s Park


    April 1, 2021

    1. Province-wide emergency brake activated
    2. Federal Budget set for April 19
    3. Reminder: GMID next week
  • March 26, 2021

    1. A round-up of the Ontario Budget
    2. ToGoToronto patios set to return
    3. That’s a wrap on the Industry Insight series


    March 19, 2021

    1. Ontario announces tourism sector funding
    2. City of Toronto requests modified Grey Zone 
    3. New insights from industry leaders


    March 12, 2021

    1. New insights from industry leaders
    2. Ontario establishes Tourism Economic Recovery Task Force
    3. Spread the word about the pandemic’s toll on tourism and hospitality


    March 5, 2021

    1. Marking one full year of the pandemic in Toronto
    2. New analysis: Pandemic toll on Toronto’s visitor economy surpasses $8 billion
    3. New series: Insights from Industry Leaders in Toronto’s Visitor Economy
  • February 26, 2021

    1. CaféTO registration begins today
    2. Meeting Planners gain insights from home-grown talent
    3. Show Love, Get Love meetings campaign continues


    February 19, 2021

    1. launches LocalLicious
    2. Toronto stay-at-home order extended
    3. Beth Potter appointed President & CEO of TIAC

    February 12, 2021

    1. CLMA’s #FortheLoveofLIVE campaign
    2. Toronto set to leave stay-at-home orders Feb 22
    3. Canada to require negative COVID test at land border

    February 5, 2021

    1. Destination Toronto’s Show Love, Get Love meetings campaign
    2. City Council approves CafeTO
    3. Social round-up: Neighbourhood strolls continue
  • January 29, 2021

    1. New travel restrictions from the Canadian government
    2. Mandatory COVID testing at Pearson
    3. Federal HASCAP loan program begins accepting applications Monday

    January 22, 2021

    1. City report recommends enhanced CaféTO for 2021
    2. Local strolls with Toronto ambassadors on social
    3. Reminder: Ontario small business support grant portal now open

    January 15, 2021

    1. Ontario’s stay-at-home order
    2. A loss in the community: Chef Scott
    3. Ontario’s Small Business Support Grant portal now open