We are excited to share the results of the Junction East Sustainability Feasibility Study. The findings and recommendations will help create a building that is responsive to the pressures of energy price volatility, energy security issues and global climate change.
Led by Fluent Group, the study was conducted over the summer and fall of 2021 with a series of workshops held with community organizations, staff and partners to ensure the study aligned with sustainability aspirations for the facility and positioned the project to meet the goals of the City’s Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP).
Since our last Council update in September, staff have been working closely with our partners and consultants to complete a significant amount of work on Junction East. We are continuing to finalize the schematic design for the project and are working to achieve the project vision in the most effective and efficient manner possible.
We are wrapping up our Net-Zero and Sustainable Design Feasibility Study. The findings will help create a building that is responsive to the pressures of energy price volatility, energy security issues and global climate change. This work will position the project to meet the goals of the City’s Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP).
We are working with our project partners and potential partners to develop an inaugural governance framework. This work is intended to help with internal planning and future discussions related to building utilization.
Geotechnical and hydrological testing is planned to take place at the Junction East site on Shaughnessy St. in late January 2022. This work will result in recommendations related to the design and site plan for Junction East. This investigation will result in items such as a detailed description of the soil and ground water conditions, foundation design recommendations, a seismic site classification, and anticipated groundwater management.
A report, providing a comprehensive update on the status of Junction East and the work being done on the project, is expected to be presented to Council on January 25.
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 email@example.com 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.
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