Cultural Development

MDB Insight, along with its cultural planning division AuthentiCity, has helped many communities leverage creativity, culture and quality of place to drive economic and broader community development. Explore our case studies for more insight into the real-world solutions we have created for our clients.

Hamilton skyline at dusk

City of Hamilton, Ontario

We worked with Hamilton to realize it’s potential as a creative city.


Town of Newmarket, Ontario

We helped the community of Newmarket identify its cultural assets.


City of Toronto, Ontario

We helped Toronto build a planning framework for its place as a creative world city.


Hastings County and Quinte Region, Ontario

We worked with Hastings County and Quinte Region to create the first regional municipal cultural plan in Ontario.


Stony Plain, Alberta

We helped Stony Plain define a vision for culture with a new cultural master plan.


Detroit, Michigan

We worked closely with the Kresge Foundation on an ambitious cultural mapping project in Detroit.



The Bermuda Cultural Map is the first national cultural mapping project and signals growing international recognition of cultural mapping.

Town of Minto

Town of Minto, Ontario

We developed a Cultural Plan for Minto, putting culture at the centre of building Minto’s creative rural economy.

North Bay Wordle

City of North Bay, Ontario

We helped the City of North Bay develop a strategic and proactive approach to leveraging the community’s cultural resources.

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

Town of Richmond Hill, Ontario

We prepared a cultural plan that fully integrated with the Town’s new Strategic Plan, Economic Development Strategy and Official Plans.

City of Vaughan, Ontario

We developed a cultural plan for Vaughan that was effectively integrated with its new Official Plan and Economic Development Strategy.