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The City has developed distinct themes for each Cultural District based on the unique identity, heritage and changing community interests of these neighbourhoods. The themes will help to frame the narratives built through placemaking projects, marketing and outreach efforts and strengthen sense of place in the Cultural Districts. Themes were developed through consultation with City staff, local Councillors and BIAs.
Please see below an overview of the key ideas and existing neighbourhood assets that informed District-specific themes and the Cultural Districts boundaries.
Clarkson is a Place For...
Sustainability Agriculture & farming history, urban farming potential, green technology
Cultural Heritage Heritage buildings, former strawberry farming capital of Ontario, Industrial Heritage, Museums of Mississauga
Arts & Entertainment Restaurants, cafes, bars, growing culinary scene, unique retailers and antique shops, Clarkson Village Shopping Plaza
Cooksville is a Place For...
Food Ethnic food businesses, food fusion, culinary art, Mom and Pop Shops, Taste of Cooksville Festival
Cultural Heritage 5 &10, Dundas Street heritage, Cooksville brickyard, first winemaking capital of Canada, diverse community
Arts & Entertainment Music and entertainment history, Cooksville Festival of Cultures, Paisley Boulevard, restaurants and cafes, Four Corners Square
Downtown is a Place For...
Arts & Innovation Living Arts Centre, Art Gallery of Mississauga,
Sheridan College, Central Library,
Mississauga Arts Council, Smart City Centre
for Civic Curiosity
Mississauga Celebration Square, Living Arts
Centre, Rec Room, Square One Shopping
Centre, Experiential Programming
Food Festival Food Vendors, Square One Shopping
Centre Food District, small local food
Malton is a Place For...
Cultural Heritage Aviation Heritage, Avro Canada monument,
ethnic cultural-heritage dances,
performances, diverse community, Places of
Community Malton Community Centre, Malton Community
Hub, Westwood Square Mall, active local
Exploration Paul Coffee Park, Malton Greenway, parks and
trails, cycling, Malton Community Centre,
Port Credit is a Place For...
Cultural Heritage Waterfront Parks, Marina,
Waterfront Trail, local kayaking &
canoe clubs, rowing, boat
launches, fishing, cycling
Entertainment Festivals, Restaurants, Outdoor
Patios, Summer Concert Series,
The Arts Art Galleries, Studios, Public Art,
Arts on the Credit Programming
Cultural Heritage Indigenous Heritage - Mouth of the
Credit River, Marina Industry, Port
Credit HCD, brisk manufacturing &
oil refinery legacy
Streetsville is a Place For...
Cultural Heritage Heritage Buildings, Queen Street heritage,
Streetsville Cemetery, Streetsville Memorial
Entertainment Festivals, Restaurants, Village Town Square,
Summer Concert Series, Sauga Busks
Education Credit River trail and bridge, Streetsville
Memorial Park, Vic Johnson Community
Centre, cycling, walking
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