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Putting Culture on the Map with Excellence

Jun 19, 2012

The City of Mississauga's Cultural Resource Mapping tool was recognized with a prestigious Excellence in Municipal Systems – Service to Citizens award by the Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) at its annual conference on May 29, 2012.

"The Culture Division and the Information Technology Division partnered to create a successful cultural resource tool that provides reliable and accessible information to anyone interested in culture," said Susan Burt, director Culture Division.

Launched in May 2012, the 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. Over 50 community groups, culture organizations and other community stakeholders participated in the development of the project.

"I would like to thank everyone who worked on this project for their dedication and commitment to making it a success," added Shawn Slack, director Information Technology. "The cultural resource tool demonstrates improvements in service by providing up-to-date information through one central, digital source."

For more information on the map, please visit www.mississauga.ca/culturalmapping.

About MISA
The Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) is an established Canadian association of municipal government representatives and others interested in the effective use of information technology to provide better and more cost-effective services to municipal taxpayers and clients.

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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