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Culture budget

Culture’s services make up 1.3% of the City’s total budget. In 2019, the City decreased Culture’s budget by 1.3 million dollars.

Download a copy of the previous Culture budget.

Mission

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

The services we provide

The Culture Division has four sections: Culture Services, Culture and Heritage Planning, Museums & Small Arms Inspection Building, and Celebration Square, Meadowvale Theatre and Culture Technical Services.

  • Culture Services supports growth of the film and television industry in Mississauga and delivers community development, arts and culture programs, grants and marketing.
  • Culture and Heritage Planning is responsible for heritage planning, culture planning, public art, policy development and research.
  • Culture facilities managed and operated within Culture Division include: Museums (Bradley, Benares and Leslie Log House), the newly-opened Small Arms Inspection Building, Meadowvale Theatre and Celebration Square. Culture Technical Services supports and executes events at these facilities.

Interesting facts about this service

  • $180,000 investment in Public Art Program
  • Almost 4.1 million people visited Celebration Square since its opening in 2011
  • Meadowvale Theatre hosted 179 performances/activities in 2017
  • Re-animation of museums resulted in 32,000 visitors in 2017
  • Creative Classes and Camps saw over 4,000 participants in almost 500 programs in 2017
  • There were 977 filming days in Mississauga with 255 permits issued in 2017
  • There are 42 pieces of Public Art in Mississauga; 18 are City-owned.
  • Since 2015, Council has adopted a new Cultural Policy and approved the City’s first Public Art Master Plan, Heritage Management Strategy and Creative Industries Strategy
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