Small food businesses are central to the success of culinary tourism initiatives. The Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance recognizes the valuable role that these small businesses play in enhancing the visitor experience. Visit their website to learn about how your food business can tell a story and convey a unique taste of place.
This not-for-profit alliance of sustainable food advocates and producers aims to shine a light on food issues in Ontario in order to strengthen local and regional food systems. Joining Sustain Ontario provides access to a wealth of resources and educational material, allows members to network and learn from each other, and brings voices together to support a healthy sustainable food system.
These two websites are comprehensive online resources that seek to consolidate a wealth of business information into one service. Canada Business Ontario is a member of the broader Canada Business Network and hosts links to Ontario-specific business information and resources. On these sites you’ll find guidance for new and established businesses of all sizes, including business plan writing support and templates, how to conduct market research, and finding financing resources, as well as tips on managing the day-to-day operational details.