District Themes

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
Sustainable practices The Clarkson Street Sign Restaurants in Clarkson

Proposed Clarkson District Boundaries

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
Food activities in Cooksville Outdoor festival Music performers

Cooksville District Boundaries

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

Entertainment 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 businesses
Public Art examples Experiential programming example Various food vendors

Proposed Downtown Core Boundaries

Malton is a Place For...

Cultural Heritage
Aviation Heritage, Avro Canada monument, ethnic cultural-heritage dances, performances, diverse community, Places of Worship
Community
Malton Community Centre, Malton Community Hub, Westwood Square Mall, active local community
Exploration
Paul Coffee Park, Malton Greenway, parks and trails, cycling, Malton Community Centre, Malton Sign
Avro Arrow and Fireworks photo Exterior photo of community centre Various Malton places

Proposed Malton District Boundaries

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, Sauga Busks
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

The Port Credit waterfront Buskers in costume Public art examples Indigenous ceremony

Proposed Port Credit District Boundaries

Streetsville is a Place For...

Cultural Heritage
Heritage Buildings, Queen Street heritage, Streetsville Cemetery, Streetsville Memorial Park
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
Heritage buildings Local restaurant Outdoor activities

Proposed Streetsville District Boundaries



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