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City of Mississauga’s New Cultural Resource: Mississauga Culture on the Map

Apr 24, 2012

The City of Mississauga's Culture Division is proud to announce the launch of a new cultural resource - Mississauga Culture on the Map.

"Mississauga Culture on the Map will provide culture stakeholders, residents, newcomers, youth, visitors and anyone interested in culture with a central source to view cultural resources, assets and information in Mississauga," said Susan Burt, director Culture Division. "The culture resource map will also assist the City to better understand its cultural sector for policy and planning purposes."

The cultural map contains information such as arts and culture businesses, community cultural organizations, cultural spaces and facilities, public art, heritage properties, festivals and events, local artists and other related cultural resources.

Public launch details


What:       Mississauga Culture on the Map

When:      Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Where:     Noel Ryan Auditorium, Mississauga Central Library
               301 Burnhamthorpe Road West

Time:       10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Program:  Launch presentation at 10 a.m.
               Online demonstrations will take place following the presentation.

For more information on Mississauga Culture on the Map please contact John Ariyo, project manager, at 905-615-3200 extension 4065 or visit www.mississauga.ca/culturalmapping.

The Culture Division was awarded $40,000 by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport to support the development of Mississauga Culture on the Map through the Creative Community Prosperity Fund (CCPF) in May 2010. One of the objectives of the CCPF is to provide municipalities with incentives to undertake Municipal Cultural Planning (MCP) initiatives by providing a matching grant to defray the cost of completing various culture-related projects and activities.

Mississauga Culture on the Map is one of the key recommendations from the five year Culture Master Plan approved by Council in June 2009. For more information visit www.mississauga.ca/portal/discover/artsmasterplan.

About Culture Division
The Culture Division was created in 2007 to foster growth and sustainability of culture in Mississauga. Through its policy development, services, programs and partnership initiatives, the Culture Division plays an integral role in the growth of the City for the 21st Century by preserving, supporting and enhancing the artistic and historic fabric of Mississauga.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

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Media Contact:
Baljit Seran
Public Affairs Consultant
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053
baljit.seran@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151






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