Greenhouse sector support

The Ontario government announced an investment of up to $4.5 million towards new and innovative projects that will help the province’s greenhouse sector be even more competitive, better market its safe, top-quality produce and further protect our environment.

The funding will be provided through a new program intake under the streamlined Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative. It will focus on key areas identified by the sector where government support will help drive greater industry innovation and economic growth.

The program will target projects in three categories:
Sector biosecurity
Environmental stewardship
Production and market development

Ontario’s greenhouse sector continues to expand at an annual rate of four to five per cent, with greenhouses making up a total of 5,147 acres across the province.

In 2018, Ontario greenhouse vegetable and flower growers combined had farm sales of $1.5 billion.

Greenhouses are located across the province, with the majority in Essex, Chatham-Kent and in the Niagara region.