Explorers’ Edge Statement on the Re-Opening of the Regional Tourism Industry

Explorers’ Edge Statement on the Re-Opening of the Regional Tourism Industry: WELCOME BACK – SAFELY!

After months of short-term rentals being prohibited by the Province of Ontario, as of June 12, 2020 our accommodations sector has officially re-opened (check to see expected open dates) and visitors are once again being warmly welcomed to our region – the great Canadian wilderness north of Toronto!

Adhering to guidance from provincial and federal health officials, and in order to ensure the safety of visitors, tourism staff and our local communities, Explorers’ Edge kindly requests that visitors to the region check with accommodations, restaurants, shops and attractions before arrival to ensure that social protocols are in place. We also kindly request that you continue to personally practice respectful social distancing measures while you are here.

We are so pleased to welcome everyone back! Enjoy your summer and see you on the dock – safely!


James Murphy
Executive Director
Explorers’ Edge

Covid-19 Communications Updates

TO KEEP INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS INFORMED ON RTO12 EFFORTS TO SUPPORT SMEs during the Covid-19 crisis, we will now be holding weekly Wednesday webinars (1pm start) to update you on all work and advocacy-to-date. Please register for the weekly webinars HERE. Industry surveys will now be deployed on an as-needed basis.

Media Inquiries

RTO12’s Executive Director, James Murphy, is available for interviews and to answer media inquiries on an irregular basis due to the urgency of work being done by the RTO. If you would like to schedule an interview, please contact Kate Monk, Senior Director of Strategy & Communications, at kate@explorersedge.ca.

Tourism Operator Inquiries

Senior staff welcomes direct outreach from tourism operators regarding the Covid-19 development.

Email james@explorersedge.ca or kate@explorersedge.ca

For information on and updates from the Ontario Government on their management of the Covid-19 situation, click here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

For Government of Canada updates, click here: www.canada.ca/coronavirus