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2019 Leadership Award

Radical Gardens

Timmins, Ontario

Radical Gardens is a farmstead, turned restaurant, bakery, food truck, event company, digital marketplace and community hub in Timmins. Described as having “redefined foodservice, agriculture and access in Northern Ontario” they are a small business tackling big issues by innovating everything from farming practices to supply chain management.


Finalists included: Taste of Burlington, Taste Detours


2019 Experience Award

Ottercreek Woodworks

Tillsonburg, Ontario

The Tree-to-Table Experience by Ottercreek Woodworks is truly one of a kind. Guests enjoy a guided walk inside the Carolinian Forest with woodworker Dave Schonberger before heading into his workshop to create their own live-edge charcuterie board. After, they enjoy local charcuterie and cheeses while socializing around a massive pine table and reflecting on all they’ve learned. There is nothing else like it!

Finalists included: Saints & Sinners Bootleggers Trail, Killarney Lodge


2019 Event Of The Year

Big Cheese Days by the Oxford County Cheese Trail

Oxford County, Ontario

Oxford is Canada’s Dairy Capital. Big Cheese Days was to created to celebrate Ontario’s cheese and dairy in a mammoth way. Visitors enjoy special experiences to celebrate cheese and dairy along the trail. The event is so popular, it’s been repeated for 3 years on Saturdays in May.

Finalists included: Cheers Caledon!, Farm to Table Community Celebration


Culinary Tourism in Ontario tells the magnificent story of our food, our land and our varied people. This years’ champions will, as their predecessors did, exemplify the innovation in story telling that satiates the growing appetite of folks to experience local flavours.

Find a full list of Ontario Tourism Award finalists here!


Leadership Award
Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island

Experience Award
Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh

Event of the Year Award
FUNKfest by Sawdust City Brewing


Leadership Award
Peterborough & Kawarthas Tourism

Experience Award
The Apple Pie Trail

Event of the Year Award
Beau’s Oktoberfest


Leadership Award
Norfolk County

Experience Award
Niagara Culinary Tours

Event of the Year Award
Taste-Real : Local Food Fest


Leadership Award
The Apple Pie Trail

Experience Award
Savour Toronto

Event of the Year Award
The Chatham-Kent Table


Leadership Award
Windsor Eats

Experience Award
Foodies On Foot

Event of the Year Award *NEW!*
Savour Simcoe


Experience Award
The Culinary Adventure Company

Leadership Award
Taste-Real, Guelph Wellington


Experience Award
Windsor Eats Wine Trail Ride

Leadership Award
Taste the County™