Midland and other municipalities bordering the Great Lakes are going to look into ways to expand the impact of the cruise ship industry in Ontario.
The Cruise Ship Industry Group — a collection of Ontario port cities — was awarded a $250,000 grant from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport in late December. The group is made up of representatives from Kingston, North East Manitoulin, Parry Sound, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Windsor and Midland.
“This is fantastic news for Midland and all of our partner municipalities,” said Gord McKay. “This grant gives us the ability to fully assess what is happening with the growing cruise ship industry and to develop a robust businesses case and strategy to significantly increase cruise…