Tourism Industry of Ontario Urges Setbacks from Tourist Destinations

Letter to Minister Brad Duguid from the TIAO 

. . . . We ask that due consideration be given to the potential negative impacts on tourism businesses when locating proposed wind farms. We strongly recommend establishing minimum distance guidelines for sighting of wind turbines near tourism destinations particularly for those areas that rely on maintaining an unblemished viewscape for visitors.

The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario represents the diverse organizations and businesses that generate in excess of $22 Billion annually from tourism activity.  The industry employs over 300,000 people in direct and indirect jobs. Continue reading