In February 2014, the City of Oshawa approved its first Cultural Plan: Culture Counts – Oshawa’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Plan. The Strategy to "Increase Community Awareness and Promotion of Cultural Resources" contained the action to create and launch an interactive map and searchable database.
The City of Oshawa Cultural Map is an evolving tool that illustrates where cultural organizations are located, and what activities, programs and events take place in the community.
The map is interactive – cultural and creative organizations can add their listing to the map and visitors can search and browse for cultural groups, creative industries, events and more.
Listings and information on the Cultural Map are from City of Oshawa records, InfoCanada, Census data, individual submissions and other data providers.
The first phase of the Cultural Map includes listings for:
Discover Oshawa and embark on a new cultural adventure by starting here!
Is your organization and activity not listed on the map? The City of Oshawa needs your help to populate the map! We know that Oshawa’s cultural community is constantly growing and with your assistance we can keep the database up to date!
If your organization or event is not included or has changed its contact information, location, website or any other detail – please connect with us!
Please note: In order to be included on the map, your organization or event must have an Oshawa based address.
Please contact Recreation and Culture Services at firstname.lastname@example.org to add, edit or remove your listing. Please include the following information in your email:
*This information will be included on the Cultural Map – all other fields will be used by City of Oshawa staff to contact the organization for more details if required.
Your request to add, edit or remove a listing will be reviewed by City of Oshawa staff. Once approved, the changes will be updated on the map.
Personal information is collected under authority of Section 11 of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be used to contact you with regard to your submitted enquiry or feedback.
Information provided on this map should not be used as a substitute for legal, real estate, survey or City of Oshawa staff advice. The City of Oshawa assumes no liability for any damages or loss that may arise from the use or misuse of any of the information contained herein. All information that appears on this map is presented as is, without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied.
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For any questions and comments, please contact us!City of Oshawa Recreation and Culture Services
905-436-3311 x 2793