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Municipal Cultural Mapping

Cultural Facilities and Spaces

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  • Arts & Cultural Incubator SpaceArts Incubator Space
  • Galleries & StudiosArt Galleries and Studios  
  • LibrariesLibraries Facilities
  • Performing Arts FacilitiesPerformance Facilities

Municipal Cultural Planning

The strategic and integrated planning and use of cultural resources for economic and community development."
(Municipal Cultural Planning Incorporated)

Cultural Facilities that are identified within this map offer space and enable the community to showcase or produce cultural products and activities. This infrastructure includes libraries, museums, art galleries, theatres, archives and aboriginal centers as well as outdoor stages and pavilions. The Cultural Facilities Map shows the location and overall distribution of cultural facilities in the city and identifies those that are City-owned and privately owned. Five types of facilities are identified in this map:

  1. Performance Facilities – These are facilities that showcase or provide space for the performing arts including live theatre, musical and dance productions, literary performances, as well as film and videography. In some cases they also provide space for training and classes across these areas of specialization.
  2. Galleries – These are facilities that feature visual and craft arts. Many also offer art classes or seasonal workshops in addition to their formal exhibition programming.
  3. Cultural Heritage Facilities –These facilities provide space and support for local heritage resources and programs including museums, heritage buildings and archival facilities.
  4. Arts and Cultural Space – These facilities provide free or affordable space for the production of arts and cultural activities and products, for showcasing local work, as well as space to engage in creative activities and entrepreneurship. Examples include rehearsal studios, incubator office space, art and design studios, gallery space, meeting rooms and box office functions.
  5. Libraries – Library facilities are home to literary resources as well as an expanding array of audio and visual resources and provide digital access to online information. Libraries also offer space to individuals and local groups for meetings, events and a wide range of cultural activities.
This project would not be possible without the generous support of the Province of Ontario.
Disclaimer: Municipal Culture maps are for illustrative purposes only. Do not rely on this map as being a precise indicator of routes, location of features or surveying purposes. These maps may contain cartographical errors or omissions.