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Tourism Program - VOTE 3802

The Tourism Program seeks to sustain and grow the competitiveness of Ontario's tourism industry.

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 investment and 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 six agencies and two attractions 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
2014-15

Estimates
2013-14

Difference
Between
2014-15
and
2013-14

Actual
2012-13

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Tourism 136,699,000 134,758,200 1,940,800 161,252,708
Total Including Special Warrants 136,699,000 134,758,200 1,940,800 161,252,708
Less: Special Warrants 61,250,000 - 61,250,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 75,449,000 134,758,200 (59,309,200) 161,252,708
Special Warrants 61,250,000 - 61,250,000 -
  Total Operating Expense 136,699,000 134,758,200 1,940,800 161,252,708
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Tourism 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
S 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 23,501,000 1,000 23,500,000 -
Total Including Special Warrants 23,501,000 1,000 23,500,000 -
Less: Special Warrants 1,750,000 - 1,750,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 21,751,000 1,000 21,750,000 -
Special Warrants 1,750,000 - 1,750,000 -
  Total Capital Assets 23,501,000 1,000 23,500,000 -




Standard Account by Item and Sub-Items
($)
VOTE-
ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
3802-1 Tourism      
      Salaries and wages     12,616,000
      Employee benefits     1,929,200
      Transportation and communication     536,500
      Services     4,337,400
      Supplies and equipment     959,600
      Transfer payments      
          Grants in Support of Tourism Investment Development   5,000,000  
          Grants in Support of the Festival and Event Attractions and Support Program   22,260,000  
          Grants in Support of Tourism Regions   40,000,000  
          Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation   39,867,500  
          Ontario Place Corporation   2,070,000  
          St. Lawrence Parks Commission   7,122,800 116,320,300
  Total Operating Expense     136,699,000
  Sub-Items:      
  Tourism Policy and Development      
      Salaries and wages   4,538,200  
      Employee benefits   721,000  
      Transportation and communication   323,800  
      Services   1,708,900  
      Supplies and equipment   126,600  
      Transfer payments      
          Grants in Support of Tourism Investment Development 5,000,000    
          Grants in Support of the Festival and Event Attractions and Support Program 22,260,000    
          Grants in Support of Tourism Regions 40,000,000 67,260,000 74,678,500
  Tourism Marketing      
      Transfer payments      
          Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation   39,867,500 39,867,500
  Tourism Planning and Operations      
      Salaries and wages   8,077,800  
      Employee benefits   1,208,200  
      Transportation and communication   212,700  
      Services   2,628,500  
      Supplies and equipment   833,000  
      Transfer payments      
          Ontario Place Corporation 2,070,000    
          St. Lawrence Parks Commission 7,122,800 9,192,800 22,153,000
  Total Operating Expense     136,699,000
  Total Operating Expense for Tourism Program     136,699,000
  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     23,500,000
      Land and marine fleet - asset costs     1,000
  Total Capital Assets     23,501,000
  Total Capital Assets for Tourism Program     23,501,000