Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries


Office of the Deputy Minister


6th Floor

438 University Avenue

Toronto ON M7A 2A5

Tel.   416-326-9326

Fax:  416-314-7854

Ministère des Industries du patrimoine, du sport, du tourisme et de la culture


Bureau du sous-ministre



438, Avenue University

Toronto (Ontario) M7A 2A5

Tél. : 416-326-9326

Téléc. : 416-314-7854





December 16, 2019

MEMORANDUM TO:        Culture and Tourism Stakeholders

FROM:                              Nancy Matthews, Deputy Minister

SUBJECT:                        MHSTCI Organizational Realignment


As a key stakeholder in the culture and tourism sectors, I am pleased to share upcoming organizational changes within the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture that will build our capacity to deliver on the Ministry’s key priorities.

The recent renaming of the ministry provided clear focus on the double bottom line of enhancing our cultural fabric while growing the economy. As such, I am pleased to announce the following changes to be effective January 2, 2020.

To build on the shared priorities of the culture and tourism industries and their significant impacts on the province, the ministry will establish a Heritage, Tourism and Culture Division (HTCD), under the leadership of Assistant Deputy Minister Kevin FinnertyThis Division will support a more integrated approach to tourism and culture in Ontario.

This is an exciting time for our ministry. As we implement this new organizational structure, we remain committed to working collaboratively and in partnership with you and your organization.


Original Signed By

Nancy Matthews