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 offering its partnership support program for a second year to help 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 Support 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.

2022 Intake Periods

DMC is providing multiple intake periods for organizations to be nimble and adapt quickly to the constantly evolving pandemic. Applications are considered quarterly. Application submissions must be submitted no later than:

  • May 13, 2022, for projects beginning June 1 – September 5, 2022
  • Aug 12, 2022, for projects beginning September 6 – December 31, 2022

*2023 Submission dates will be posted by September 2022


How to Apply

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

If you have questions, please email Destination Markham at info@visitmarkham.ca.