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Tourism Awards of Excellence Winners 2020

Toronto, Ontario – On October 28, 2020, the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) hosted the annual Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence virtually. Many winners were announced including some prominent people and associations that are a part of the Attractions Ontario family.


Attraction of the Year Treetop Trekking
Event of the Year Award Terra Lumina, The Toronto Zoo
Employer of the Year Attractions Ontario
Tourism Marketing Campaign Under $50K, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island
Tourism Champion of the Year Jim Marchbank, Science North


The staff at Attractions Ontario took home the award Employer of the Year. We are honoured and humbled by this; with just five of us in total, this award confirms that though we may be small in numbers, we are big in accomplishments. “We work hard everyday to advocate, promote and support our member attractions, this is in everything we do; including how we operate our daily work lives. It means the world to us to be recognized for our devotion to the industry and more importantly to each other,” says Troy Young, CEO, “Thank you.”


The Tourism Awards of Excellence commemorates the best of the best. In a year like no other, we are especially thrilled to celebrate all who took home an award at last night’s gala; particularly those who are members of Attractions Ontario who work hard everyday to keep tourism relevant and most importantly fun. Thank you to TIAO and all our colleagues in tourism for their contributions and commitment to this incredible industry.


Attractions Ontario is a non-profit association, dedicated solely to optimizing attendance for their member attractions.  As the only province-wide trade association dedicated exclusively to the attractions sector of the tourism industry, Attractions Ontario members encompass over 500 public and privately-owned attractions in numerous categories such as amusement parks, historical sites, cultural activities, arts & entertainment and adventure tourism. 

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