Owen Sound Transportation Company

Program Description

The Owen Sound Transportation Company (OSTC) was established as a separate Operational Enterprise Agency of the Province on April 1, 2002. The OSTC is a non-share capital corporation under the Ontario Business Corporations Act, with the ENDM Minister as its sole shareholder. OSTC contributes to the provision of safe efficient and reliable ferry transportation in Ontario.

What the Program Offers

The OSTC operates the M.S Chi Cheemaun on a seasonal vehicle/passenger ferry service between Tobermory (Bruce Peninsula) and South Baymouth (Manitoulin Island) from early May until mid October.

The M.S. Chi Cheemaun ferry operation contributes to economic development in the northeast region by supporting the creation of a positive business climate and by enhancing and promoting the tourism sector through partnerships with local communities and regional stakeholders.

The OSTC also acts as the contracted operator of the Pelee Island ferry service for the Ministry of Transportation, and the Moosonee ferry service for the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission.

More Information

The Owen Sound Transportation Company boasts an exceptional and lengthy sailing history across the northern Ontario waterways of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

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