Culture Plan



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 were invited to provide their feedback about what culture in Whitby means to them during a Community Open House held on June 4.

View the Culture Plan presentation slides and presentation boards shared during the Community Open House,.

Community Engagement

The Culture Plan survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated and shared their feedback. Stay tuned for the survey results coming soon.

Map it out!

Take a few moments to tell us where you participate in cultural activities or events in Whitby on our interactive map.