The Town is embarking on the development of its first Culture Plan with the purpose to provide strategic direction for the provision of arts and culture programs, services and facilities in the Municipality, which responds to the changing demographic and cultural composition of the community over the next 10 years.
The Plan will look at building capacity in the culture sector, and as an economic driver that retains and attracts talent, and capital investment. It will be developed through extensive inventorying of cultural resources (both tangible and intangible), community and stakeholder consultation and shall outline strategic principles, recommendations, implementation considerations and cost implications.
The Plan would be developed in three Phases: Phase One: Culture Resources Inventory, Trends, SWOT Analysis; Phase Two: Community and Stakeholder Engagement; Phase Three: Strategy and Implementation Plan Development.
As an important part of the Plan’s development, residents are invited to provide their feedback about what culture in Whitby means to them during a Community Open House.
Community Open House:
What: Culture Plan Community Open House
When: Tuesday, June 4, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Town Hall, 575 Rossland Road East, Whitby
Afternoon session – Front Foyer
Evening session – Council Chambers
Community Engagement – Have Your Say!
Get involved in the development of the Town’s new culture plan and have your say about what culture in Whitby means to you.
Please take a few minutes to participate in a short survey.
Survey closes Tuesday, July 23.
Map it out!
Take a few moments to tell us where you participate in cultural activities or events in Whitby on our interactive map.