In response to concerns about substantial and unanticipated price increases in the TODS program raised by members and Regional Museum Networks (RMNs), OMA Executive Director Marie Lalonde is meeting with staff from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport alongside Attractions Ontario and representatives from Ontario's tourism industry.
Additionally, letters expressing concern about the substantial price increases in the TODS program will be sent to the Ministers of Transportation and Tourism, Culture and Sport.
The OMA is interested in collecting information from our sector on the TODS program and the impact of these changes. To date, a good number of museums report they will not be renewing their signage agreements due to the high and unanticipated increase in costs.
Please answer a two-minute survey about your participation in the TODS program HERE.
Read more about the impact of changes to the TODS program in the London Free Press HERE.
The TODS signs in Ontario have been contracted to Canadian TODS Limited, a subsidiary of an American company, Interstate Logos LLC., since 1997.
- Read more on the Canadian TODS Limited website HERE.
A review of the program was done by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport in consultation with participants from 2013-2015, which included mentions of a contract renewal in 2018.
- Read the 2013-2015 review of the TODS program HERE.