CEO Melanie Teed-Murch

CEO’s Corner: June 2021

June 3, 2021

As school comes to a virtual end signaling the start of summer, we all have the itch to get out of our homes and enjoy the great outdoors. Now with warmer days upon us, many families are planning on making up for lost time with their summer stay-cay-vay-cay jam-packed exploration itineraries for daytrips across beautiful Ontario.

With many of our nation’s most treasured landscapes and parks in our backyards, you can plan an adventure packed summer for your family and take advantage of everything Ontario has to offer. From parks and campgrounds, lakes and rivers, escarpment hikes and biking trails, to wonderful artisans, farmer’s markets, winery & cidery tours; let the excitement for adventure fuel your freedom plans and spark a new connection with the destinations across Ontario.  No matter where your plans may lead you, know that we are ON it for all your needs as your travel from place to place along the way at ONroute.  

Now is our time to plan for new traditions, making new memories – now is our time to cherish these moments again with our friends and family; to experience things beyond the walls of our homes.  We have been busy getting ready for all your travel needs at ONroute – we have so much more than you remember. From grocery grab & go items for your trip to the cottage or RV, to snacks for along the way from new partners like Popeyes, Starbucks & Freshii on the go. You will be excited by all of the work we have done to be ready for you – plan us into your itinerary today - we will be waiting.

With Father’s Day just a few weeks away, I would like to wish all Dads, whatever “dad” you may be; to stepdads, dads-to-be, dads no longer with us, and to those who are just ‘like a dad’, Happy Father’s Day!   While June 20th is a day to celebrate dad, let’s make sure we give them as shout out every day because being a Dad is hard work.  Dads are the story tellers, the adventurers, the do-it-yourselfers, the coaches, and the cheerleaders.  While my dad has passed, I think of him everyday and salute him on Father’s Day for all the wonderful things he taught and inspired in me that I still carry with me today. For all the dad figures out there – you make a difference every day in the eyes of so many. For everything that you do, we thank you!  

Wherever your summer plans may lead, ONroute is hereto support you along the way, with a little something for everyone! Whether you have a craving for a Popeyes chicken sandwich or need a cold brew caffeine fix, we have you covered.  Our ONmarket has more than you will remember with great snacking options, and healthy choices like Freshii on the go wraps, energy bites, and pressed juices. For your “oh we forgot the…” convenience, ONroute has also added a great selection of cottage and RV focused grocery pick-up items like milk, eggs, cereal, cleaning supplies and many of your frozen favorites from M&M express, The Keg, and Swiss Chalet in our new freezer selection.

Follow us @visitONroute on Instagram today to be in the know about important promotions and announcements coming soon. From travel tips to road trips, yours will be one incredible adventure when you plan us into your journey. Start planning today for a fun filled adventurous summer; ONroute is here to be your safe stop on the road to your destination. At ONroute, we’re ON it for you and we know that we will deliver an experience that is more than you remember.

Melanie Teed-Murch
Chief Executive Officer, ONroute