Arts, Culture & Heritage 2008

  1. Heritage and Historical Sites

    Heritage preservation is a key component in developing liveable and creative cities by giving a community a distinct identity and fostering a place of belonging and inclusion (St. Catharines Heritage Report, 2006).
  2. Cultural Assets

    Culture includes all the activities, traits, places, events and people who articulate who we are and what we do. Niagara is engaged in Cultural Asset Mapping as a way of presenting information on what cultural assets are in the region that adds to our quality of life.
  3. Spending Related to Culture

     Canada’s three largest Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs), Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver, are perceived as the culture capitals of our nation, and they led all CMAs in terms of numbers of workers and percent of their labour forces engaged in culture industries in 2001.
  4. Involvement in Cultural and Heritage Activities

     In most provinces, as in Canada as a whole, cultural and heritage activities attracted about the same percentage of the population in 2005 as in 1992. Given the strong population growth in most provinces between 1992 and 2005, all cultural and heritage activities saw an increase in the number of...
  5. Library Use in Niagara

    Increased opportunities to visit the library in-person or with a “virtual” online visit enhances a public’s exposure to arts, heritage and culture. Niagara has a wide array of libraries, ranging from small community run facilities to much larger branches.
  6. Introduction to Arts, Culture & Heritage

    The presence and creative expressions of the arts, culture and heritage provide vibrancy for the community and an atmosphere of creativity, vitality, diversity and inclusion. In addition, the arts, culture and heritage can be significant positive drivers of a sustainable local economy.