Sudbury - ON
Sudbury is the largest city in Northern Ontario by population, with a population of 161,531 at the Canada 2016 Census. By land area, it is the largest city in Ontario and the seventh largest municipality by area in Canada. The Sudbury region was sparsely inhabited by the Ojibwe people of the Algonquin group for thousands of years prior to the founding of Sudbury following the discovery of nickel ore in 1883 during the construction of the transcontinental railway.
The community was named for Sudbury, Suffolk, in England, which was the hometown of the wife of Canadian Pacific Railway commissioner James Worthington. Sudbury was incorporated as a town in 1893.
Sudbury was once a major lumber centre and a world leader in nickel mining. The two major mining companies which shaped the history of Sudbury were Inco, now Vale Limited, which employed more than 25% of the population by the 1970s, and Falconbridge, now Glencore. Sudbury has since expanded from its resource-based economy to emerge as the major retail, economic, health and educational centre for Northeastern Ontario. Sudbury is also home to a large Franco-Ontarian population that influences its arts and culture.
The city is home to two art galleries—the Art Gallery of Sudbury and La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario. Both are dedicated primarily to Canadian art, especially artists from Northern Ontario. The city’s two professional theatre companies are the anglophone Sudbury Theatre Centre (STC) and the francophone Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario (TNO).
Sudbury has an emerging film and television industry, with a number of projects filming in the city in the 2000s and is also home to the Science North Production Team, an award-winning producer of documentary films and multimedia presentations for museums. Science North is an interactive science museum and Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction with around 287,000 visitors per year.
The city is represented in ice hockey by the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League who play at the Sudbury Community Arena. The Sudbury Spartans football club have played in the Northern Football Conference since 1954.
Other Useful Links
Greater Sudbury – https://www.greatersudbury.ca/
Tourism – http://www.sudburytourism.ca/
News – https://www.sudbury.com/
Sudbury Star – http://www.thesudburystar.com/
CBC News – http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury
Rainbow District School Board – http://www.rainbowschools.ca/
Sudbury Catholic District School Board – http://www.sudburycatholicschools.ca/
Montessori School – http://sudburymontessori.ca/
Sudbury Christian Academy – http://www.scacademy.ca/
Colleges & Universities
Laurentian University – http://www.laurentian.ca
Cambrian College – http://www.cambriancollege.ca/
College Boreal – http://www.collegeboreal.ca/
Health Care Connect
Health Care Connect helps assist Ontarians in finding a family doctor. People who are without a family doctor are referred to medical professionals such as nurse practitioners who are accepting new patients within the community. Register by phone at 1-800-445-1822
Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ohip/ or call their info line at 1-866-532-3161
Sudbury & District Health Unit – https://www.sdhu.com/
Hospitals & Clinics
Health Sciences North – https://www.hsnsudbury.ca/portalen/
LaSalle All Day Walk in Clinic – http://lasallewalkinclinic.ca/
Good Doctors Medical Clinic – http://www.gooddoctors.ca/