Municipal Cultural Mapping
Municipal Cultural PlanningThe strategic and integrated planning and use of cultural resources for economic and community development."
(Municipal Cultural Planning Incorporated)
Welcome to the City of Peterborough’s Cultural Maps. The Cultural Maps are a key component of the Municipal Cultural Plan - a plan that drew upon extensive community consultation in order to guide Peterborough’s cultural planning and development activity. The City of Peterborough is home to a vibrant arts, culture and heritage community with levels of activity and creative energy far above those typically found in other communities of its size. It includes a wide variety of museums, an exciting music and theatre scene, hundreds of cultural workers, producers and organizations, a busy festival calendar and well-preserved built heritage. Promoting, nurturing and growing these assets is vital to ensure a high quality of life for the people of Peterborough, and economic prosperity for the city.
The Cultural Maps are tools that can help to increase our awareness and understanding of local cultural assets in order to maximize their use, enhance creative and cultural endeavors, and to stimulate innovation, entrepreneurial activity, cultural tourism and economic growth.
This site provides a wealth of information about our City’s cultural resources and identity. Presented in an interactive format, the Maps enable you to explore, learn about the wide range of resources in our community and contribute your own content and stories. Our cultural assets are both enablers of, and the products of our creative expression and are an important aspect of our distinct cultural identity.