Toronto is, and will always be, one of the most welcoming, inclusive and progressive cities in the world. So much so that Lonely Planet named our destination, “one of the most gay-friendly places on the planet.”
Pride is a big deal for Toronto, and with good reason. Toronto is a place where the LGBTQ community has come together to continue to tackle the challenges that still exist, despite how far we have come. Pride Toronto, and many other organizations throughout the region, have fought for survival, rights and inclusivity, and Toronto is a better place because of it.
I am so thrilled to announce that Tourism Toronto has been recognized as one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by Great Place to Work. The list came out yesterday with our organization coming in at #39, the only business in the hospitality sector in the Top 50 for workplaces under 100 employees. To say we’re humbled and honoured would be an understatement.
It’s been a remarkable 2017 filled with new records, new spaces and even a giant rubber duck. Let’s celebrate everything our destination has accomplished this year. Tourism made a huge impact for our economy in 2017, and we have this remarkable community to thank for that success. To round out the year, here are 17 big wins that happened across the region in 2017.