Port Hope, Ontario Shows Its Gay Pride

Author: , June 5th, 2014

Port Hope tourism co-ordinator Andrea PattersonWhen visitors from around the world meet in Toronto for World Pride Week later this month, Port Hope tourism co-ordinator Andrea Patterson hopes many of them will make the side trip to discover Port Hope.

The municipality will be featured in Discover Gay Ontario, a travel guide highlighting exceptional gay-friendly experiences and travel packages across Ontario that will be available at the June 20-29 event.

Patterson saw the potential last fall, when she was attending an Ontario Tourism summit where the keynote speaker was one of the World Pride organizers. “I knew this was going to bring thousands of visitors from all over the world to Toronto — which, of course, is on our doorstep — and I wanted to be able to tap into that market,” she recalled. “At the end of the session, I asked how we could entice these visitors to come to Port Hope.”

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