Imagine Junction East

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The Project

Junction East will be an approximately 62,000 square foot building in Greater Sudbury’s historic downtown, expected to open in 2024. It will include:

  • New Central Library
  • The Art Gallery of Sudbury, and potential future partners
  • The Sudbury Theatre Centre and
  • The Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association

See the Conceptual Design of Junction East!

Earlier this year the City of Greater Sudbury hosted an engagement campaign to ask you to imagine Junction East. Your feedback provided us with many common themes that are guiding the design of this facility.

The architectural team has taken these themes and developed a conceptual design for Junction East.


Tell Us What You Think

We are now asking for your input on the conceptual design. You can provide your feedback online or by attending a virtual open house.

Your feedback will be collected until July 30, 2021.


The Project

Junction East will be an approximately 62,000 square foot building in Greater Sudbury’s historic downtown, expected to open in 2024. It will include:

  • New Central Library
  • The Art Gallery of Sudbury, and potential future partners
  • The Sudbury Theatre Centre and
  • The Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association

See the Conceptual Design of Junction East!

Earlier this year the City of Greater Sudbury hosted an engagement campaign to ask you to imagine Junction East. Your feedback provided us with many common themes that are guiding the design of this facility.

The architectural team has taken these themes and developed a conceptual design for Junction East.


Tell Us What You Think

We are now asking for your input on the conceptual design. You can provide your feedback online or by attending a virtual open house.

Your feedback will be collected until July 30, 2021.


  • Join our Virtual Open House

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    Join our Virtual Open House

    Earlier this year, the City of Greater Sudbury hosted an engagement campaign to ask you to imagine Junction East. Your feedback provided us with many common themes that are guiding the design of this facility.

    The architectural team has taken these themes and developed a conceptual design for Junction East.

    We are hosting a Virtual Open House and hope you will join us. This is an opportunity to get a walk-through of the design by the architectural team, ask questions and provide your input.

    Date and Time

    Closed captioning is available. If you require any accommodations please email largeprojects@greatersudbury.ca or call 705-674-4455 ext. 2535.

    What You Need to Participate

    • An internet connection
    • Computer, laptop or tablet
    • Access to audio (speakers or headset), video webcam if available/comfortable, mouse, and keyboard access. Use of a smart phone is not recommended.
    • The ability to connect to a Microsoft Teams call

    Help with Technology

    The link below provides information on how to use Microsoft Teams, the platform we will be using during the Open House:

    Once the Open House session begins, we will be providing you with instructions and support to ensure you can participate.

    Open House Etiquette

    • Be respectful and courteous to all participants and facilitators in the session.
    • Be mindful of whether or not you are dominating the conversation(s) - we want everyone to have an opportunity to share.
    • One conversation at a time; use the “hand-up” feature and wait for the facilitator to invite you to speak.
    • Defer judgement. Creative spaces are judgement-free zones; they let ideas flow so people can build from each other’s ideas.
    • Stay focused on the topic.
    • Please speak clearly at a slower pace for participants using Closed Captioning.
    • Please mute when you are not speaking.
    • Video use is not required, and only if you are comfortable. Please ensure appropriate background and attire

    Notice of Collection

    This meeting will be recorded. The collection of personal information during the meeting is collected under the authority of sections 10 and 227 of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25 and will be used by the City to inform the development of strategies, programs and activities, or to gain insight into community views and opinions. All comments, including your user name, will be part of the record. Questions about the collection or use of personal information may be directed to the Manager of Special Projects, City of Greater Sudbury, PO Box 5000 Stn A, 200 Brady Street, Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 5P3 or by calling 705-674-4455, ext. 4632.

  • Community Engagement Results Are In!

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    Between November and April 2021, we conducted a community engagement campaign and asked you to tell us what you imagined for Junction East. Thank you for connecting with us and sharing your ideas.

    See engagement results

  • Status Update March 2021

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    • Junction East Building Design Consortium led by WZMH Architects is fully engaged.
    • Team includes specialized expertise in library design and art gallery design.
    • Functional Program phase well underway.
    • Community engagement campaign progressing well.
    • First Peoples Group engaged to provide support to Indigenous consultation.
    • Participation from many groups: Collaboration Working Group, Library and Art Gallery Board and staff, Sudbury Theatre Centre (STC) and Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association (SMFAA) Boards and staff, CGS Internal Technical Team, community groups and residents, including neighbours.
    • Initial focus on potential integration of STC & SMFAA into the project. Options for Council in Q2 2021.
    • Additional streams of work: review of 2017 business plan, development of facility governance and operational models, including internal plans for Greater Sudbury Public Library (GSPL) and Art Gallery of Sudbury (AGS).
    • Specific analysis on technology, energy, transportation and access, and parking.
    • $500,000 committed from the Government of Canada Cultural Spaces Fund to support design and integration work
    • Further opportunities to seek capital funds
    • Design Phase Support Applications submitted to NOHFC and FedNor
    • Applications for energy-related grants in development
    • Capital construction support applications in future phase