Destination Markham Corporation (DMC) purpose is to promote Markham as a remarkable destination for visitors, including tourists, sport and festival attendees, meeting and conference delegates, and business travellers.

The key tourism objectives are to research, develop, market and grow Markham’s tourism/visitor economy. This initiative will collaborate with the hotel industry, festival-event-conference-travel planners, attraction operators, cultural institutions, sports tourism promoters, entertainment and recreation providers, restaurants and related service businesses and the City of Markham.

DMC is launching its first partnership program to provide support to tourism organizations who are working through the pandemic to keep their business open and facilitating projects for the recovery and revitalization of the visitor economy in Markham.

The DMC Partnership program is offering the opportunity for a DMC contribution to the partnership up to 20% of the project cost to a maximum of $10,000. The level of support will be determined case-by-case, based on the strength and requirements of the project.


Partnership Funding Categories

You can apply for ONE of the Partnership Funding Categories:

  1. Business Support
  2. Product & Experience Development
  3. Marketing & Communications Support

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the DMC Partnership Program, the business/organization must be in the Tourism & Hospitality sector, including:

  • Hotels, accommodations, food & beverage
  • Sports and cultural facilities and events
  • Conferences & meetings
  • Festivals, events, attractions
The main project must take place in the City of Markham and make a contribution to the awareness, and growth of the visitor economy.

2021 Intake Periods

DMC is providing multiple intake periods for organizations to be nimble and adapt quickly to the fluid situation created by the pandemic. Applications are considered quarterly. DMC has one intake period left for 2021.

Application submissions must be submitted no later than:

  • September 7, 2021 for projects beginning October 1 – December 31, 2021*

* Applicants will be notified within 10 days after the submission deadlines


How to Apply

Apply to the DMC Partnership Program, by reading and completing the following documents:

If you have questions: Contact: Monica Pain, DMC Coordinator mpain@markham.ca