Culture Master Plan

What can culture be?

Great cities are known for their architecture, busy public spaces, walkable neighbourhoods, public art, great shopping and good food. Having an exciting arts, culture and heritage scene brings people together to share unforgettable experiences.

The creative sector was the fastest developing sector in Ontario last year and contributed 12.2 billion to Ontario's economy. The City of Mississauga is committed to growing and supporting arts and culture, making Mississauga a place where culture and creativity can thrive. To do this, we are developing a new Culture Master Plan through discussions with residents, artists and Mississauga-based cultural organizations.

A Culture Master Plan will provide direction for investment in arts, culture and heritage. The plan will recognize strengths and identify gaps and opportunities to enhance Mississauga's quality of life and quality of place. We need your input and ideas to help shape the vision for arts and culture in Mississauga.


Help make Mississauga the place you want to be!

What can culture be?

Great cities are known for their architecture, busy public spaces, walkable neighbourhoods, public art, great shopping and good food. Having an exciting arts, culture and heritage scene brings people together to share unforgettable experiences.

The creative sector was the fastest developing sector in Ontario last year and contributed 12.2 billion to Ontario's economy. The City of Mississauga is committed to growing and supporting arts and culture, making Mississauga a place where culture and creativity can thrive. To do this, we are developing a new Culture Master Plan through discussions with residents, artists and Mississauga-based cultural organizations.

A Culture Master Plan will provide direction for investment in arts, culture and heritage. The plan will recognize strengths and identify gaps and opportunities to enhance Mississauga's quality of life and quality of place. We need your input and ideas to help shape the vision for arts and culture in Mississauga.


Help make Mississauga the place you want to be!

  • Fall 2017 Update

    12 months ago

    The Culture Master Plan draft is complete. Draft recommendations will be presented on November 30th from 6 – 8 pm at Mississauga Valley Community Centre in the LC Taylor Room; 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd. Community feedback will be gathered after the presentation. We hope to see you there!

    6:00pm to 6:45pm - Open House (boards and displays for public viewing and commenting)

    6:45pm to 7:15pm - Culture Division's presentation

    7:15pm to 7:45pm - Discussion

    7:45pm to 8:00pm - Report back on discussion

    The Culture Master Plan draft is complete. Draft recommendations will be presented on November 30th from 6 – 8 pm at Mississauga Valley Community Centre in the LC Taylor Room; 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd. Community feedback will be gathered after the presentation. We hope to see you there!

    6:00pm to 6:45pm - Open House (boards and displays for public viewing and commenting)

    6:45pm to 7:15pm - Culture Division's presentation

    7:15pm to 7:45pm - Discussion

    7:45pm to 8:00pm - Report back on discussion

  • DIY: Host Your Own Discussion Toolkit

    over 1 year ago
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    Why host your own discussion?

    Your ideas and feedback will help the City of Mississauga build a vision and action plan to better support arts, culture and heritage in our city. We encourage you to be active members in helping shape a collective vision and supporting the ongoing conversation.

    What is a ‘host your own discussion’?

    Hosting your own group discussion can be as simple as having a small or large gathering of friends, peers, colleagues, neighbours, or strangers to answer questions and discuss ideas. We’ve made a simple step-by-step process that you can follow....

    Why host your own discussion?

    Your ideas and feedback will help the City of Mississauga build a vision and action plan to better support arts, culture and heritage in our city. We encourage you to be active members in helping shape a collective vision and supporting the ongoing conversation.

    What is a ‘host your own discussion’?

    Hosting your own group discussion can be as simple as having a small or large gathering of friends, peers, colleagues, neighbours, or strangers to answer questions and discuss ideas. We’ve made a simple step-by-step process that you can follow. There are some key questions to discuss in your group, record your feedback and email it back to us. That’s it!

    The key to hosting your own group discussion is to have a comfortable space for everyone to meet and to facilitate a fun and open discussion. The Host Your Own Discussion Toolkit will help you organize your own discussion with a simple outline, discussion questions and instructions on how to report back.

    What you will need:

    • Comfortable, inclusive and accessible space for people in your group to gather (a café, your living room, a community centre, a library…)
    • The Toolkit (it might be useful to print a few copies so everyone can follow along)
    • Pens, paper, markers, post-it notes
    • Extra paper or laptop to take notes (having access to the internet/Wi-Fi may be useful)
    • Camera or smartphone to take photos
    • Whatever other creative items you want to support your own facilitation style

    Steps:

    1. Invite a group of people to get together. Find a comfortable place (maybe even have some snacks)
    2. Prepare materials and familiarize yourself with The Toolkit (background information, discussion questions, activities, how to report back and the amount of time you’ll need for each activity).
    3. Record your feedback, notes and ideas and email it back to us
    4. Share your photos online! #Saugaculture


    Record your feedback and email it back to culture.masterplan@mississauga.ca by May 12th 2017.