Imagine Junction East

The Project

Junction East will be an approximately 100,000 square foot building in Greater Sudbury’s historic downtown, expected to open in 2025. It is a collaborative effort among the City of Greater Sudbury, the Greater Sudbury Public Library, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury Theatre Centre and the Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association.

May 2022 Update

On May 3, the project team provided City Council with a comprehensive update on the Junction East Project.

The project team will return to City Council in late June for several key decision points including approval of the design, financing and operational plans and governance.

See the Updated Design


We are excited to share a video rendering of the updated Junction East design, and can’t wait to hear what you think.

Give us your feedback on the updated design below.

The Project

Junction East will be an approximately 100,000 square foot building in Greater Sudbury’s historic downtown, expected to open in 2025. It is a collaborative effort among the City of Greater Sudbury, the Greater Sudbury Public Library, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury Theatre Centre and the Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association.

May 2022 Update

On May 3, the project team provided City Council with a comprehensive update on the Junction East Project.

The project team will return to City Council in late June for several key decision points including approval of the design, financing and operational plans and governance.

See the Updated Design


We are excited to share a video rendering of the updated Junction East design, and can’t wait to hear what you think.

Give us your feedback on the updated design below.

  • Sustainability Feasibility Study Report for Junction East - March 2022

    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).

  • Status Update - December 2021

    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

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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

    • 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
Page last updated: 10 Jun 2022, 02:59 PM