Culture Planning ensures arts, culture and heritage is included in all city building projects. The Culture Planning unit includes:

  • Heritage Planning
  • Cultural Planning
  • Public Art
  • Research
  • Public Engagement
Culture Planning
Planning and Research
Culture Map
Digital Engagement
Why is Cultural Planning important?
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The Culture Planning team works with residents, community organizations and businesses to build a strong, dynamic and unique cultural sector in the City of Mississauga by:
  • Conducting research on best practices;
  • Engaging the arts, culture and heritage community to gather feedback;
  • Developing and informing strategies and policies; and supporting projects across the city.
Culture Research
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Research supports the growth of Mississauga's culture sector by informing City policy and strategy. By providing annual report cards, best practice research and resource mapping, this team provides the knowledge, tools and resources needed for effective decision-making.
Culture Map
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New for Spring 2018: Culture Division is currently developing a new Cultural Resource Map, tentatively scheduled for launch in Spring 2018. During this development period, the current Cultural Resource Map is unavailable. If you require any research or planning assistance, have inquiries or would like to update information, please email
Culture Master Plan
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Mississauga's first Culture Master Plan, which supports the City's new Strategic Plan, was approved June 10, 2009 at Council. The Mississauga Culture Plan provides a framework and a long-term vision, and identifies key opportunities and strategies that the City's Culture Division can implement over the next five years.

Vision Statement [download]
Executive Summary [download]
Full Report [download]
Appendixes [download]
Implementation Plan [download]
Corporate Report [download]

Culture Policy
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The Cultural Policy forms the basis of all culturally related strategies, goals and project implementations.

Cultural Policy [download]

Public Art Master Plan (PAMP)
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Mississauga's first Public Art Master Plan (PAMP) was approved May 25, 2016 at Council. The PAMP is an important tool in the continued implementation and expansion of the City's Public Art Program. This document builds on Corporate Policy and Procedure -05-02-07-City Acquired Art, and the Framework for a Public Art Program, both previously approved by Council. The PAMP articulates a set of design and curatorial guidelines with respect to planning, selection, and maintenance of public art for the City of Mississauga and its residents for the next five years.

Public Art Master Plan [download]

Report on Culture
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The City of Mississauga's Culture Division has issued its annual report card highlighting cultural resources and activities that were available to residents and visitors.

Culture Report Card 2016 [download]
Culture Report Card 2015 [download]
Culture Report Card 2014 [download]
Culture Report Card 2013 [download]
Culture Report Card 2012 [download]
Culture Report Card 2011 [download]

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Culture Planning & Research, Culture Division
Community Services, City of Mississauga
201 City Centre Drive, Suite 202
Mississauga, ON L5B 2T4
t: 905-615-3200, ext. 4061