Frequently asked questions

How do I invite the Minister to attend our event?

You can send your invitation to:
The Honourable Sylvia Jones
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
900 Bay Street
Hearst Block, 9th Floor
Toronto, ON  M7A 2E1

Please provide adequate advance notice for the Minister’s consideration. Two months if possible is a good guideline. The Minister’s Office will contact the requesting organization once the Minister's availability is confirmed.


    • Name of organization and event
    • Contact name, title, phone number, email address
    • Event details – date, place, time
    • Purpose of event, audience composition and size
    • Minister’s role (e.g. keynote? opening or closing remarks? participate in an activity or photo) opportunity? How long would you like the Minister to speak or be in attendance?
    • If you would like to request a greeting from the Minister for your event, please indicate this in your invitation. If for a printed program, indicate word count and whether required in French as well as English. The printed greeting includes the Minister's colour photo in high resolution.

What is there to see and do in Ontario?


Coming to Ontario from outside Canada? 

Visit the Canada Border Services Agency website.

Interested in Ontario's attractions, cultural or entertainment programs?

Visit our agencies and attractions, museums and libraries.

What resources are available for artists and the creative sector?

Our Arts and artists section includes information.

Businesses that create, produce and distribute cultural and creative goods and services can learn what we are doing for your industries in our creative cluster section. You can also learn about our current policy initiatives and issues.

Those of you who support or are involved with Ontario's Aboriginal arts organizations can visit resources for Aboriginal communities.

Where can I find information about Ontario's archaeological sites?

Visit our archaeology section which includes information on Aboriginal hunting camps and villages, battlefields, pioneer homes, burial grounds and cemeteries, shipwrecks or other evidence of our past.

Where can I find information about heritage matters?

Those interested in Ontario's rich heritage can visit Ontario's heritage places, cemeteries as well as Heritage Conservation Districts, find out where to search for information about Ontario's heritage buildings, sites and cemeteries, learn about what's involved in designating heritage properties and land use planning, see our tools for individuals, municipalities and communities and read Ontario's standards and guidelines to protect provincial heritage properties.

How can I find out about Ontario’s public libraries?

Librarians and the public can visit our libraries section for public library statistics, public library awards and events, information on our public libraries and Ontario's Carnegie libraries.

Where can I find information on tourism and the tourism industry?

Anyone with an interest in the tourism industry can find the research essential to growing tourism businesses in our tourism research section — the official source for tourism statistics and research reports for the province of Ontario.

If you are one of Ontario's tourism partners developing Regional Tourism Organizations in the province's 13 new tourism regions, please visit tourism regions.

What publications are available?

We also encourage you to visit — and download from — our publications.