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Province Taking Next Step in Developing Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
Ontario Launches Consultation Paper; Helping Build a Better Retirement for Future Generations
 
The province is taking the next step in the development of the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) with the release of a consultation paper inviting feedback on key design details of the plan. Read news release here.
Expanded Definition of Worker under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
Effective immediately, the new definition of worker under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) expands coverage of the OHSA to unpaid co-op students, certain other learners and trainees participating in a work placement in Ontario. Read more here.
CTC and Korea Tourism Organization sign Memorandum of Understanding
New agreement will lead to stronger co-operation and exchange of tourism marketing intelligence.

Let’s shake on it: the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korea Tourism Organization.

The new agreement, which was sealed Dec. 11 at CTC headquarters in Vancouver, BC, looks to broaden and deepen mutual understanding as well as strengthen co-operation between the two countries in the tourism marketplace. Other key areas will be swapping ideas around handling international events, product development, shared market intelligence and consumer trends. Read more here.
Union Pearson Express Ready for Spring Launch
Premier Kathleen Wynne today unveiled the new Union Pearson Express, a dedicated express train that will provide fast, reliable service between Canada's two busiest transportation hubs, Union Station in downtown Toronto, and the Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Construction is now almost complete on the Union Pearson Express station at Terminal 1. Train service is on track to start next spring, in time to serve visitors to the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Read more here.
Chef Corbin Tomaszeski Joins Westin Harbour Hotel
Corbin Tomaszeski is taking a culinary lead position at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle where he’s introducing a new dining experience.

In his new role, Corbin will work with the culinary team to enhance the food-and-beverage experience at the hotel and conference centre. He’ll lead the direction of Savoury, a secluded one-of-a-kind restaurant experience designed for small groups of diners. Read more here.
September Airport Activity Report

The September Airport Activity Report is now available, click here to view.

Introducing the new president and CEO of the Canadian Tourism Commission
David Goldstein took the reins at the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), Canada’s national tourism marketer, on Dec. 1. Mr. Goldstein brings extensive experience in national leadership, communications and strategic business planning to his new position, thanks to a long and distinguished career in the tourism and media sectors that included senior roles at the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and CTVglobemedia.

A new journey now awaits. Fresh into the hot seat, Mr. Goldstein reveals what he’s most looking forward to in his new position, the opportunities that lie ahead and more. Read more here.
September 2014: the force is strong with Canada travel
The leaves may have started to fall in September 2014, but there was no drop in tourism demand for Canada. Following hot on the heels of a superb summer, 1.7 million international travellers flocked to our country, another 4% year-on-year rise, says the latest Tourism Snapshot from the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s Research department. Read more here.
Toronto Hydro update on future conservation incentive programs
Act now! Conservation incentive program rebates for 2014 end December 31. Learn more about the programs here.
September 2014 Tourism Snapshot
Please be advised that the Canadian Tourism Commission has just released the September 2014 Tourism Snapshot. Click here for report.
Current Performance Indicators September 2014

The Ministry’s Current Performance Indicators have been updated with September 2014 data, click here.

Eaton Chelsea, Toronto Raises $90,000 for SickKids
Canada’s largest hotel, the Eaton Chelsea, Toronto, is a proud supporter of SickKids Foundation, the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada which provides critical support for patients at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions. As part of the SickKids Foundation’s Donor of the Week celebration, the Eaton Chelsea will present a cheque for C$90,000 on Wednesday October 29, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in the Atrium at SickKids. Read press release here.