Municipal Cultural Plan 2013 (PDF)
The Town of Gravenhurst joins leading municipalities across Ontario and nationally in recognizing the increasingly important role played by cultural resources in growing the local economy and enhancing quality of life. Consistent with priorities set out in the Economic Development Strategic Plan, the Downtown Revitalization Strategic Action Plan, cultural resources play important roles in attracting investment and creative talent, growing local business, boosting tourism, enhancing the community’s image and promoting Downtown revitalization. The Town of Gravenhurst Municipal Cultural Plan sets out a strategy and recommended Actions to strengthen the health and vitality of local cultural groups and activities and in advancing these larger Municipal and community priorities.
To this end, in 2012 the Economic Development and Communications Department secured Council approval to develop the Municipal Cultural Plan. A successful application was made to the Creative Communities Prosperity Fund of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport to support the development of the Plan. Council and Staff are to be congratulated on their vision and leadership in undertaking the Municipal Cultural Plan.