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

These institutions will share space in one building, but continue to have distinct identities with separate missions, governance, staffing structures and sources of operating revenues.

Junction East will be located on Shaughnessy Street in Downtown Sudbury (the parking lot beside the Sudbury Theatre Centre), the preferred site selected by Council in May 2019.

Status

  • Building Design consortium led by WZMH Architects is fully engaged.
  • Consortium includes specialized expertise in library and art gallery design.
  • CGS, Library and Art Gallery staff have exchanged a significant amount of information
  • Official launch and community engagement set for Thursday February 4, 2021.
  • Extensive engagement schedule will run for 10 – 12 weeks and will include innovative approaches to overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic constraints with online activities and more traditional approaches at libraries.
  • Many distinct audiences and user groups to be engaged, francophone, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+, downtown and vulnerable populations.
  • Approximate spending to date for The Junction (both Junction East and Junction West) is $1,200,000.

Next Steps: Community Engagement Campaign

We want you to participate in the design of Junction East and share your thoughts on this transformational project! We will be leading a community engagement campaign from February to April of 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

These institutions will share space in one building, but continue to have distinct identities with separate missions, governance, staffing structures and sources of operating revenues.

Junction East will be located on Shaughnessy Street in Downtown Sudbury (the parking lot beside the Sudbury Theatre Centre), the preferred site selected by Council in May 2019.

Status

  • Building Design consortium led by WZMH Architects is fully engaged.
  • Consortium includes specialized expertise in library and art gallery design.
  • CGS, Library and Art Gallery staff have exchanged a significant amount of information
  • Official launch and community engagement set for Thursday February 4, 2021.
  • Extensive engagement schedule will run for 10 – 12 weeks and will include innovative approaches to overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic constraints with online activities and more traditional approaches at libraries.
  • Many distinct audiences and user groups to be engaged, francophone, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+, downtown and vulnerable populations.
  • Approximate spending to date for The Junction (both Junction East and Junction West) is $1,200,000.

Next Steps: Community Engagement Campaign

We want you to participate in the design of Junction East and share your thoughts on this transformational project! We will be leading a community engagement campaign from February to April of 2021.


  • Join our Virtual Open Houses

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    04 Feb 2021
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    Join our Virtual Open Houses

    What do you envision when you imagine Junction East?

    We will be hosting virtual Open House sessions, where you can get creative and give us design ideas for Junction East.

    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 Zoom call and follow along using our brainstorming platform Mural (link will be provided through the Zoom call) – no previous experience needed.
    • Tons of creative ideas!

    Dates and Times

    • Open House Session 1: February 22, 2021, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    • Open House Session 2: February 22, 2021, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

    A second series of Open Houses will be held in early April 2021 to validate what we heard from these initial Open House sessions. Details will be posted closer to the date.

    Pre-registration

    To reserve your spot, pre-registration is encouraged.

    Pre-register at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/junction-east-public-brainstorming-session-1-registration-139526971929

    Closed Captioning for all sessions will be provided. If you require any additional accommodations please email largeprojects@greatersudbury.ca or call 705-674-4455 ext. 2535.

    Help with Technology

    The links below provide a number of helpful tutorials to the two platforms we will be using during the Open House: Zoom and Mural.

    Zoom:

    Mural:

    Learn how to use Mural

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

    Open House and Brainstorming 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.


  • Engagement Options

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    Visit the Library

    We all need to adhere to public health directives during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we realize that not all community members are comfortable or able to participate online. With this in mind, we made the following additional options available so that you too can share what you imagine for Junction East

    Surveys

    Visit your local public library branch during their operating hours and request the survey from staff.

    Interactive Boards

    Post your ideas and feedback on a physical interactive board available at your local public library on a rotating basis. See schedule below:

    • February 20 until March 5, 2021: Main Library
    • February 22 until February 26 : Copper Cliff, Lively, Azilda, Chelmsford, Dowling, Levack/Onaping.
    • March 1 until March 5: South End, New Sudbury, Coniston, Garson, Valley East, Capreol.


  • Your Safety

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    04 Feb 2021

    COVID-19 Safety Measures

    Public consultation will be done virtually to meet public health directives. However, we have identified alternate ways of reaching out to ensure all residents may participate.

    Some materials are available at local library branches where physical distancing and safety requirements are in place. Availability of physical materials may change depending on public health circumstances.

    For any questions related to safe and equitable engagement, please email largeprojects@greatersudbury.ca.