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The Ministry of Tourism and Culture plays a central role in building the province's pride and economic prosperity. The Ministry - the result of a merger of the former ministries of culture and tourism in January, 2010 - provides leadership for two fast-growing sectors of the provincial economy which are fundamental to the quality of life of Ontario citizens as well as magnets for international visitors and partners.

Working with the tourism sector, the Ministry helps stimulate economic growth and community development, and creates an environment that allows Ontario to compete successfully in the rapidly changing world of travel and leisure. Working with the culture community and other partners, the Ministry provides leadership in fostering a dynamic cultural environment in Ontario, championing a prosperous creative economy, vibrant, liveable communities and the stewardship of heritage assets.

The Ontario Seniors' Secretariat undertakes and supports policy initiatives that improve the quality of life of Ontario seniors and public education efforts for and about Ontario seniors.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
3801   Ministry Administration Program 7,295,900 7,035,000 260,900 6,442,062
3802   Tourism Program 174,608,600 114,703,700 59,904,900 98,279,663
3805   Culture Program 238,983,200 272,647,800 (33,664,600) 178,526,424
3806   Ontario Trillium Foundation Program 120,001,000 120,001,000 - 110,000,000
3807   Ontario Seniors' Secretariat 7,815,000 1,819,500 5,995,500 3,429,003
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 548,703,700 516,207,000 32,496,700 396,677,152
Statutory Appropriations 128,028 144,201 (16,173) 148,603
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 548,831,728 516,351,201 32,480,527 396,825,755
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Ontario Place Corporation 10,393,300 10,066,000 327,300 15,771,275
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Metro Toronto Convention Centre 37,974,900 42,881,000 (4,906,100) 44,520,428
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation 3,223,400 4,700,000 (1,476,600) 3,379,310
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Ontario Science Centre 21,368,200 18,431,000 2,937,200 14,231,774
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Ontario Trillium Foundation (141,500) (3,113,000) 2,971,500 10,081,694
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Royal Ontario Museum 28,216,600 22,031,000 6,185,600 39,014,200
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 649,866,628 611,347,201 38,519,427 523,824,436
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3801   Ministry Administration Program 2,000 2,000 - -
3802   Tourism Program 1,000 1,000 - -
3804   Tourism and Culture Capital Program 42,375,000 61,462,100 (19,087,100) 31,379,466
3805   Culture Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 42,379,000 61,466,100 (19,087,100) 31,379,466
Statutory Appropriations 4,000 4,000 - -
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 42,383,000 61,470,100 (19,087,100) 31,379,466
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Ontario Place Corporation (1,691,200) (645,000) (1,046,200) (1,555,700)
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Metro Toronto Convention Centre 5,251,400 4,971,000 280,400 4,989,000
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation 845,000 602,000 243,000 465,000
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Ontario Science Centre 4,917,000 4,182,000 735,000 (720,000)
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Ontario Trillium Foundation 486,500 472,000 14,500 342,000
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Royal Ontario Museum 12,993,000 10,680,000 2,313,000 7,038,500
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 65,184,700 81,732,100 (16,547,400) 41,938,266
           
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
3801   Ministry Administration Program 2,000 2,000 - -
3802   Tourism Program 1,000 1,000 - -
3805   Culture Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 4,000 4,000 - -
  Ministry Total Capital Assets 4,000 4,000 - -
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 715,051,328 693,079,301 21,972,027 565,762,702

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