Tourism-oriented businesses are essential to the vitality of Ontario and contribute significantly to our economy. In the past week, FedDev Ontario has announced non-repayable investments to support the tourism industry in communities across Eastern Ontario.
To date, 20 Lennox & Addington County tourism-oriented businesses have received a total of approximately $200,000 in funding from this program. Non-repayable contributions of up to $20,000 per business will financially support these local businesses in adapting and re-opening their businesses. Projects and activities covered under the program include space renovations and retrofits, purchase of equipment fixtures and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as support for technology and digitization.
To date, funding has been awarded to the following Lennox & Addington County businesses:
- 33 Vines, Adolphustown
- Addison’s Restaurant, Northbrook
- Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Company, Adolphustown
- Birch Hill Pizza, Denbigh
- Devon Cafe & Five Corners Craft, Tamworth
- Lakeview Tavern, Erinsville
- Loyalist Cultural Centre, Adolphustown
- Loyalist Golf Club, Bath
- Loyalist Trading Company, Conway
- MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company, Bath
- Mazinaw Lakeside Resort & Eatery, Cloyne
- Napanee Golf & Country Club, Napanee
- Parky’s Dollar Store, Northbrook
- Rosie’s Cafe & General Store, Denbigh
- Santorini Mediterranean Grill, Napanee
- Shoeless Joe’s, Napanee
- The Waterfront River Pub & Terrace, Napanee
- Topsy Farms, Amherst Island
- Touch of Wellness, Napanee
- Weslemkoon Marina, Gilmour
Regional Tourism Organizations (RTOs) representing Lennox & Addington County administered these funds on behalf of FedDev Ontario. RTO11 – Ontario’s Highlands represents the Township of Addington Highlands. RTO9 – South Eastern Ontario represents the Town of Greater Napanee, Loyalist Township, and the Township of Stone Mills.
Photo: The new patio at Devon Cafe & Five Corners Craft in Tamworth was paid for in part by this FedDev Ontario program.