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Posted Friday, July 16, 2021

Figure 1: Main Street/Visitor Economy Concepts and Ideas By: Dr. Tom Griffin - tom.griffin@ryerson.ca Dr. Walter Jamieson FCIP - walter.jamieson@ryerson.ca Natasha Francis - natasha.francis@ryerson.ca    Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Research at Ryerson University ABSTRACT
Main streets are important economic, social, and cultural centres integral to the success and character of communities across the country but have faced many challenges in recent years even before the pandemic, including changing retail...

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Posted Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Contribution to Global Travel and Tourism 2018By: Beth Potter, President & CEO, Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAO) 
bpotter@tiaontario.ca
Tourism transformation
The economic landscape of Ontario is undergoing a period of rapid transformation; the exponential growth of tourism and the visitor economy are at the forefront of this shift. At the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) is the official voice to Queen’s Park on behalf of a powerful growth industry that has a greater...

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Posted Monday, January 02, 2017

Councillor Michael Thompson by City of Toronto Councillor Michael Thompson, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee
Sydney, Nova Scotia – September 2016 – At the Association of Municipal Administrators (Nova Scotia) in Wolfville, senior municipal leaders from Nova Scotia explored opportunities to innovate in challenging fiscal times.  City of Toronto Councillor Michael Thompson, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee, presented the importance of arts and culture...

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Posted Monday, September 09, 2013

By Robert Bell
“Wisely or not,” according to the United Nations, “Homo sapiens has become Homo urbanus.”  The UN projects that by 2050, more than 70 percent of humanity will live in cities as the global population exceeds nine billion. 
            Many leading thinkers find this a cause for celebration, among them Richard Florida of the University of Toronto, who currently has the...

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Posted Thursday, August 09, 2012

Here’s a question you might like to toss around the table the next time your economic development department is planning a creative economy marketing program or event: What makes creative people in your community happy?
It’s a simple question but the answers can be quite complex and far-reaching. Economists have begun to use research into happiness to explore questions in economics, policy and management.
The Martin Prosperity Institute, in a research paper...

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