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.


  • 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


    What You Told Us Already:

    In 2018, we asked residents of Greater Sudbury what their vision was for this project. Some key themes were:

    • Modern and unique interior and exterior
    • Open concept
    • Lots of green space
    • Family friendly
    • Programming for seniors, teens and children
    • More workshops and classes
    • Outdoor art exhibits and festivals


    With our architectural team in place, we can now expand on these themes. Your feedback will influence the design of this facility.

    Take our survey and tell us what you imagine for this space!

    This survey contains five questions and may take 10-15 minutes to complete. You can skip questions you do not wish to answer. 

     Paper copies of the survey are available at all 13 public library branches.

    Take Survey
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