Investment Tourism | Ontario East

Investment Tourism

Economic development professionals can assist with all stages of tourism investment:

  • With 2.1M visitors and 2M regional residents, there is a need for increased visitor accommodation, especially along waterfronts and the 400 series highways.
  • Proven revenue-generating adventure and food/hospitality businesses are available for purchase to complement sports tourism, craft breweries and the region’s farm to table initiatives.
  • Attractive historical downtowns build upon a critical mass of quaint settings for major events and day-trips.
  • Available low-cost land to turn rural landscapes into international attractions
  • Continuous consumer marketing is done by strong tourism organizations.
  • Year-round high visitor rates.
  • Skilled, business – focused, tourism experienced workforce.


Connect with our Investment Tourism sector members to help with your future projects and opportunities:

Linda Lisle

City of Quinte West

Rob Plumley

County of Lennox and Addington

Shelley Hirstwood 

Kingston Economic Development 
Rob Hunter Municipality of South Dundas

Dan Borowec

Northumberland County

Alastair Baird 

Renfrew County, Ottawa Valley Economic Development
Bonnie Ruddock  Region 9 Tourism Organization

Cyril Cooper

Town of Gananoque

Christine Mitchell

Town of Petawawa

Ann Weir

United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
Carol Lavigne

United Counties of Prescott-Russell

Terry Besner United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry