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Culture budget

Culture makes up 1.9% of the City’s budget. In 2022, the City is decreasing the Culture operating budget by $0.8 million

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Mission

To grow and support the creative sector, deliver cultural services and enable high quality cultural experiences.

The services we provide

  • Supporting growth of the film and television industry in Mississauga, delivering cultural community development, grants and arts and culture programming
  • Managing culture planning, public art, policy development and research
  • Managing heritage planning, policies and research as well as engagement and consultation with Indigenous communities
  • Managing culture facilities including Museums (Bradley, Benares and Leslie Log House), the Small Arms Inspection Building, Meadowvale Theatre, Maja Prentice Theatre and Celebration Square
  • Providing audio, video and lighting production services at culture facilities
  • Operating events at Paramount Fine Foods Centre
  • Operating the Living Arts Centre, Mississauga’s premiere arts facility providing programming, artist residencies, events and performing arts space

Interesting facts about this service

  •  More than 5.8 million people have visited Celebration Square since its opening in 2011
  • Creative programs and camps saw 1,415 participants in over 70 registered programs and virtual activities in 2020
  • Meadowvale Theatre hosted 66 activities over 81 days in 2020
  • There were more than 2,400 people engaged in Museums events, tours and programming in 2020
  • The Film Office issued 114 permits and saw 664 filming days in 2020
  • There are currently 71 pieces of public art in Mississauga, with 24 of these being permanent pieces
  • The Living Arts Centre and Paramount Fine Foods Centre welcomed over 97,000 visitors in 2020