Grant Name: Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster





We will accept applications on an ongoing basis; however you must submit your application at least four months before your event start date.


This program supports costs related to hosting:

  • Major one-time events Ontario
  • Events that do not recur annually or biennially in Ontario
  • National or Intentional events in Ontario


To be eligible organizations must

  • Be legal entities
  • Have been existence for one year or longer, as of the date of submission of the application
  • Have a bank account at a Canadian financial institution that conducts business in Ontario.
  • Not be in default of the terms and conditions of any grant or loan agreement with any ministry or agency of the Government of Ontario (example, Ontario Trillium Foundations)
  • Demonstrate proven organizational ability, technical capacity and fiscal prudence to successfully host a blockbuster event. This includes national and/or international event management experience and tourism business expertise.

Events supported by the blockbuster program must have cash operating expense totaling $1 million or more.

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