Growing Prosperity by Celebrating Cultural Diversity
Brampton recognizes culture as a key component of sustainable development and economic vitality. In Brampton, culture is a number of things, a transformative performance at the Rose Theatre, the city’s rich history represented in architecture and public art, an art opening at a local gallery, or one of Brampton’s many festivals that bring together tens of thousands of people throughout the city. All these things and more animate our city and help differentiate it from other places, making it a culturally rich and desirable place to be. Culture broadens our horizons, driving growth and social integration. It builds strong and engaged communities, attracts business and investment, and creates a destination for visitors and tourists.
Working closely with residents, community partners, stakeholders and businesses, here are some of the ways that Brampton is advancing culture and building vibrant urban centres that ignite opportunity and instill pride in the people who live and work here.
Planning for our shared Future
In 2017, Brampton is developing its first Cultural Master Plan. Based on a foundation of widespread community engagement, this plan will articulate the long-term vision for culture in Brampton, establish strategic directions, and create a shared implementation plan for cultural development. The plan is intended to reflect the diversity of the Brampton community and take an inclusive “whole city” approach, balancing consideration of the downtown with other neighbourhoods, examining connections and interrelationships between different parts of the city.
Fostering a culturally vibrant community
Brampton is home to a burgeoning local arts scene, led by more than 45 cultural organizations.A municipal community investment program supports year-round cultural activity, amidst a backdrop of diverse culinary experiences and other exciting attractions.This summer, residents and visitors are invited to join in the city’s award-winning Canada Day event and browse the Farmers’ and Artisan Markets for locally grown produce and one- of-a-kind products. Garden Square offers regular outdoor programming with a cool, downtown vibe and the can’t-miss event of the summer is a performance at the Rose Theatre by the legendary Gordon Lightfoot. From the emerging to the established, from the local to the international, Brampton is rich with cultural vibrancy and becoming an urban city on the global stage.