Cultural District Information

Proposed Cultural District 

Listen to the presentation on Torrington's Cultural District 

Presentation Slides


The City of Torrington is considering applying to the State of CT for the creation of a cultural district.   The cultural district is designed to:

Promote tourism and increase visitation within the district

Improve the quality of life for residents

Promote and encourage artists, entrepreneurs and creative businesses

Strengthen distinctive character of communities.

The Cultural district will help drive economic growth and expand tax base within Torrington. The District is designed to highlight Torrington’s culture and history in a condensed, walkable area.  

To learn more about Cultural Districts you can visit the State of CT’s website.   

All questions should be directed to the City of Torrington’s Economic Development Director Rista Malanca at either 860-496-5920 or