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Celebrate Ontario

Details about the Celebrate Ontario 2021 program will be posted here at a later date.

The Celebrate Ontario 2020 program grants will support festival and event organizers with rescheduled, postponed or reprogrammed events to help maintain the capacity and future success of the province’s festivals and events sector.

View the Celebrate Ontario 2020 grant recipients.

There is no appeal process for unsuccessful applicants to the Celebrate Ontario 2020 program.

For complete details on the Celebrate Ontario 2020 program, please refer to the Application Guide.

The Celebrate Ontario 2020 At a Glance document also provides an overview of Celebrate Ontario.


Program Contacts

Tourism events with cash operating expenses of less than $1 million: contact your Tourism Advisor.

Tourism events with cash operating expenses of $1 million or more: contact Luanne Smith at 416 219-3950.

For service in French: contact Safaa Zbib at 647 823-7863

Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster

The Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster category supports costs related to hosting major one-time events or infrequently recurring events that do not occur annually or biennially in Ontario, but travel nationally or internationally to host destinations.

Blockbuster-supported events must have cash operating expenses of at least $1 million.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and must be submitted a minimum of four months prior to the start date of the event via the Transfer Payment Ontario System.

For more information, please review the Blockbuster Application Guide.

For questions about Blockbuster funding, contact: Renée Ruel at 416 898-9035

Technical Support

Contact Transfer Payment Ontario Customer Care:

• Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST)
• Toronto: 416 325-6691
• Toll Free: 1-855 216-3090
• TTY/Teletypewriter (for the hearing impaired): 416 325-3408 or Toll Free: 1-800 268-7095
• Email: TPONCC@ontario.ca

Last updated: June 05, 2020