MAIN HEADING: TOURISM PROGRAM - VOTE 3802

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The Tourism Program seeks to sustain and grow the competitiveness of Ontario's tourism industry, which directly supports the government's Open Ontario Plan.

The Ministry works in partnership with tourism associations and businesses to strengthen and build the tourism industry and promote Ontario worldwide as a premier, four-season tourist destination. This includes providing support to the 13 Regional Tourism Organizations and festivals and events across the province, identifying tourism development opportunities, and providing strategic intelligence to keep tourism stakeholders well informed about trends, issues, and visitor expectations.

The Ministry oversees the activities and accountabilities of eight attractions and agencies that promote tourism, economic growth and job creation. The Ministry’s tourism attractions and agencies are the stewards of unique historic facilities, green space and parklands in regions across Ontario, and offer a range of educational, recreational, cultural and entertainment programs for residents and visitors.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2012-13

Estimates
2011-12

Difference
Between
2012-13
and
2011-12

Actual
2010-11

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Tourism 166,478,300 171,861,900 (5,383,600) 176,835,229
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 166,478,300 171,861,900 (5,383,600) 176,835,229
  Total Operating Expense 166,478,300 171,861,900 (5,383,600) 176,835,229
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Tourism 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Capital Expense 2,000 2,000 - -
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
2 Tourism 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - -


Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
3802-1 Tourism      
  Salaries and wages     13,067,600
  Employee benefits     1,645,700
  Transportation and communication     520,100
  Services     9,869,600
  Supplies and equipment     736,900
  Transfer payments      
     Grants in Support of Tourism Investment Development   7,950,000  
     Grants in Support of the Festival and Event Attractions and Support Program   19,792,000  
     Grants in Support of Tourism Regions   58,750,000  
     Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation   41,510,200  
     Ontario Place Corporation   5,510,000  
     St. Lawrence Parks Commission   7,126,200 140,638,400
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     166,478,300
  Sub-Items:      
  Tourism Policy and Development      
  Salaries and wages   4,782,200  
  Employee benefits   743,100  
  Transportation and communication   322,400  
  Services   5,403,000  
  Supplies and equipment   129,600  
  Transfer payments      
     Grants in Support of Tourism Investment Development 7,950,000    
     Grants in Support of the Festival and Event Attractions and Support Program 19,792,000    
     Grants in Support of Tourism Regions 58,750,000 86,492,000 97,872,300
  Tourism Marketing      
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation   41,510,200 41,510,200
  Tourism Planning and Operations      
  Salaries and wages   8,285,400  
  Employee benefits   902,600  
  Transportation and communication   197,700  
  Services   4,466,600  
  Supplies and equipment   607,300  
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Place Corporation 5,510,000    
     St. Lawrence Parks Commission 7,126,200 12,636,200 27,095,800
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     166,478,300
  Total Operating Expense for Tourism Program     166,478,300
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
3802-3 Tourism      
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Capital Expense for Tourism Program     2,000
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
3802-2 Tourism      
  Land and marine fleet     1,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Capital Assets for Tourism Program     1,000