The New Horizons for Seniors Program

The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal Grants and Contributions program that supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities.


By supporting a variety of opportunities for seniors, the New Horizons for Seniors Program works to better the lives of all Canadians.


Since its creation in 2004, the Program has helped seniors lead and participate in activities across the country. Include: developing urban gardens in communities throughout the province; sharing the gift of music with youth and their peers; learning computer skills; educating peers about elder abuse; helping to preserve their native language; telling stories from the past to school children; creating a cookbook of traditional dishes; and speaking to groups of new retirees and those close to retirement about their positive experiences with volunteerism.

Celebrate Ontario 2017

The Celebrate Ontario 2017 program comprises three categories:


  • Celebrate Ontario 2017 and Celebrate Ontario 2017 Multi-Year provide project-based programming and marketing funding to new or existing Ontario events to enhance programs, activities and services and support innovations that will lead to long-term improvements, sustainability and the attraction of additional tourists.
  • Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster consists of two streams. The Event Bid stream and the Event Hosting stream support bidding costs and hosting costs, respectively, for major one-time events or events that do not recur annually in Ontario, but travel nationally or internationally to host destinations. Blockbuster events must be of a size and scope sufficient to draw tourists to Ontario’s communities, attract significant media exposure, and profile Ontario’s destinations nationally and globally.


Directions to Queens Quay Ferry Docks:


The Toronto Ferry Docks is located at the foot of Bay Street and Queens Quay, just West of the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.


Directions by TTC: From Union station take the 509 Harbourfront or the 510 Spadina streetcar south to the Bay and Queen’s Quay Stop. Alternately, take the Bay Bus #6 southbound from the corner of Front and Bay to the Bay and Queen’s Quay stop. The entrance to the ferry docks is on the south side of the street, just east of the Westin Harbour Castle hotel.


More information about Centre Island and the ferries:
416-392-8193 or The Ferry-Schedule.