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Culture budget

Culture makes up 2% of the City’s budget. In 2021, the City is increasing the Culture operating budget by $0.2 million.

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Download a copy of the Culture presentation to Budget Committee.


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 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 (as of September 2020), Mississauga’s premiere arts facility providing programming, artist residencies, events and performing arts space

Interesting facts about this service

  • More than 5.6 million people have visited Celebration Square since its opening in 2011
  • Creative programs and camps saw 5,755 participants in over 900 creative classes in 2019
  • Meadowvale Theatre hosted 164 activities over 250 days in 2019
  • There were more than 25,000 visitors to the Museums in 2019
  • The Film Office issued 267 permits and saw over 1,400 filming days in 2019, setting a new record for filming in Mississauga
  • There are 52 pieces of public art in Mississauga, with 22 of these being permanent pieces
  • The Living Arts Centre saw 290 rentals and over 165,000 attendees at performances from 2018 to 2019