Ontario Supporting Shaw Centre During COVID-19

Published on December 21, 2020
OTTAWA - The Ontario government is providing the Shaw Centre with up to $3.8 million to help the provincial agency navigate the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ensure the National Capital Region remains one of the top tourism destinations in Ontario. This one-time investment will help protect jobs, keep the facility open, ensure compliance with public health protocols and fund necessary repairs and upgrades. 

Details were provided today by Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, and Nina Kressler, President and CEO, Shaw Centre. 

"Ontario's heritage, tourism and culture agencies are all significant components of the province's economic and social recovery," said Minister MacLeod. "This has been an incredibly challenging time for our agencies, who have all taken immediate action to reduce costs where possible and help keep visitors safe. Our government is proud to support the Shaw Centre, one of the most recognized and successful convention centres that Ontario has to offer. This funding will ensure the Shaw Centre can continue to contribute to the province's spectacular double bottom line: strong economic growth, and a resilient cultural fabric that reflects the diversity and strength of Ontario's communities" 

As local facility capacities and international travel remain uncertain, it is critical that the Shaw Centre continues operating and supporting recovery of the tourism sector in Ontario, as a major economic hub in the National Capital Region. 

For more information on their COVID-19 measures and the operations of their public facility, please visit the Shaw Centre's website.