Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab

Bring your tourism idea to life

Matching candidates with a mentor and providing a source of support. 

The Tourism Innovation Lab makes it easier to bring your new tourism idea, experience or partnership to fruition. 

Community Toolkits and Projects

Chesley, Paisley and Tara
Creative entrepreneurs often find themselves setting up shop in the charming downtowns of Arran-Eldersie, an agriculturally-focused municipality that not only supports and nurtures new and existing business, but welcomes new residents and families with open arms.
Tobermory, Lion’s Head and Ferndale
Home to two national parks, Northern Bruce Peninsula is not only a top tourist destination, it also presents opportunities for small business innovation and is an explorer’s dream place to call home.
Lucknow and Ripley
Here, you can live simply, and simply live. Have more time, space and freedom to spend with the people and things that matter most to you. Be closer to family, nature and your community.
Mildmay and Teeswater
With strong ties to its agricultural community, South Bruce understands unwavering hard work and entrepreneurial journeys, and will always greet visitors and new residents with a warm welcome.
Port Elgin and Southampton
This is one of the fastest growing communities in the region and a hub for innovation on Canada’s clean energy frontier located on the shores of Lake Huron.
Walkerton and Cargill
Brockton is open for business. With plenty of available land, a growing business park, booming residential development and the welcoming atmosphere in its villages and countryside, it’s an ideal location for those looking to put down roots.
Sauble Beach and Wiarton
People visit the area for its natural beauty, its extensive trail systems, the pristine waters of Georgian Bay and the endless beaches along Lake Huron. They stay for the quality of life.
Kincardine and Tiverton
This is where small town charm and a thriving economy find balance, world-class nuclear energy companies innovate, agricultural lands grow abundantly and a vibrant lakeside destination welcomes you to stay.

Tourism Innovation Lab Grants

Have an idea that would bring experiential, unique activities to Bruce County? We want to help make it a reality.

Bruce County is Home

Let’s Work Together

Further Information

Guidance on Starting, Growing, or Investing in a Business

Resources and Funding

Our team is available to help at no cost.

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