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 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


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 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


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    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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