Vision: By 2016 the creative economy, through heritage, arts, culture and entertainment (HACE) industries, is a leading contributor to the economic vitality and image of Downtown Brampton as the creative centre of the City.
Goals of the HACE plan include:
Goal One: Collaboration
To strengthen local engagement, leadership, partnership and volunteerism to achieve the heritage arts culture entertainment vision
Goal Two: Business Investment Attraction
To attract, enhance and retain HACE industries in Downtown Brampton.
Goal Three: Small Business Development
To cultivate HACE entrepreneurship, innovation and investment in Downtown.
Goal Four: Attracting Visitors, Friends and Relatives
To attract more visitors and residents to places, spaces, festivals and celebrations in the Downtown Brampton district.
Goal Five: Place Branding
To earn an image of a vibrant, interesting, happening, and recognizable creative downtown district.
This initiative is in line with other North American communities that offer outstanding downtown arts and cultural programs. These include: Providence, Rhode Island; Charleston, South Carolina; and Brampton’s own sister city, Miami Beach, Florida.
Please note that the HACE Creative Economy Round Table will continue to review and update these goals and actions as the strategy continues to evolve.