On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, the winners of the 2020 Ontario Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence were announced at the virtually held Awards Gala that recognized individuals and businesses who have made significant contributions to Ontario’s tourism industry. The evening also provided a platform to celebrate the resilience and remarkable achievement of the food tourism sector, especially given the unique challenges it’s facing today. Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) and Destination Northern Ontario (DNO) are proud recipients of the 2020 Culinary Tourism Leadership Award! In a region that is dotted with Tim Horton shops and known more for shore lunches than other signature dining experiences, the idea of developing a great Northern Ontario food tourism offering posed some challenges. This partnership exemplified what’s possible when two organizations work together to build something unique – from the ground up.

To view the full list of 2020 Ontario Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence, click here.