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City of Pickering Cultural Strategic Plan (draft) is available for public comment

Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

The City of Pickering is pleased to announce that the draft Cultural Strategic Plan is now available on city’s website at pickering.ca/culture. The Cultural Strategic Plan completes the important work of identifying Pickering’s cultural resources, engaging and consulting the community and identifying key strategic directions that will foster, cultivate and enhance the cultural life of Pickering.

According to Marisa Carpino, Director, Culture & Recreation “Pickering’s Cultural Strategic Plan was developed by a corporate team and serves to identify policies, programs, partnerships and investments that will advance culture, heritage and the arts in Pickering over the next 10 years.”

The hallmark of Pickering’s Cultural Planning process has been community consultation.  In much the same way, staff now welcomes public comment on the draft Cultural Strategic Plan.   Public comments can be provided online or in writing on or before Monday, May 5, 2014 (see the website for more details).  Feedback will be reviewed before the Cultural Plan is finalized and presented to Pickering Council in the coming months.

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As the gateway city to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet.  Pickering is an affluent community that is steeped in history, natural beauty and small town charm with all the amenities and services that a big city has to offer.  The City of Pickering is considered a municipal leader in fiscal management, service delivery, sustainability and the environment; and offers a wealth of sports, leisure and recreation opportunities to its residents.  Pickering has been recognized by Profit magazine as one of the ten best cities in Canada for growth companies and received the 2008 FCM-CH2M Hill Sustainable Community Planning Award.

Media Contact:
Tanya Ryce
Supervisor, Cultural Services  |  Culture & Recreation Department
905.420.4660 ext. 3603  |   1.866.683.2760    TTY 905.420.1739
tryce@pickering.ca