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Greater Sudbury Airport
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Greater Sudbury Airport
Your journey begins with us. Avoid the hassles of the highway and travel worry-free with the Greater Sudbury Airport. Check here for arrivals, departures, traveller information and more!
Your Local Library
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Your Local Library
Greater Sudbury Public Library is proud to offer a wide range of bilingual services and collections which meet the information and leisure needs of all ages.
Heritage Museums
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Heritage Museums
Discover our rich past. Explore four local museums through digital imaging, audio and video. The site also features the INCO Triangle Digital Archives.
Invest Sudbury
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Invest Sudbury
The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation is the engine for local economic development. Explore initiatives to attract, develop and retain business in our city.
Sudbury Tourism
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Sudbury Tourism
Greater Sudbury is a place for adventure. Choose from world-renowned attractions, urban comforts and outdoor getaways. Packages are available.
Regional Business Centre
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Regional Business Centre
Let us help you find what you need to succeed. Our not-for-profit organization provides information and resources to fund, launch and grow your business, free of charge.

Greater Sudbury

Market Profile

The City of Greater Sudbury functions as a regional shopping destination, servicing a catchment area extending across Northeastern Ontario. There are approximately 300,000 people living within a 160 km (100 mile) radius of Greater Sudbury based on the 2006 Census. Our market profile has been strengthened by the continuing diversification of the City's retail environment, including the opening of the new Farmers Market in the downtown core, the redevelopment of the Rainbow Value Centre, as well as the ongoing expansion of the large format retail sector.

Greater Sudbury's buying power compares favourably to other cities when measured by retail sales per capita and personal income per capita. Based on retail sales per capita, the Greater Sudbury census metropolitan area is ranked 15th of 39 Canadian urban markets of 100,000 or more population. When income per capita is compared across cities, the local market is ranked 24th of 39 major urban centres. A total retail sales estimate of more than $2,440.7 million in 2011 establishes Greater Sudbury as the premier retail centre of Northeastern Ontario (Source: FP Markets Canadian Demographics 2011).

Catchment Area

The Catchment Area for the City is an approximately 240 kilometre (150 mile) radius of the urban core (an approximate 2.5 - 3.5 hour drive).


Catchment Area Map (pdf, 0.3 MB)

2012 Average Household Expenditures (pdf, 0.06 MB)

2011-2012 Retail Sales Estimates by Types of Goods (pdf, 0.04 MB)

2012 Retail Sales Estimates Chart by Types of Goods (pdf, 0.4 MB)

2012 Income and Retail Sales as compared to Southern Ontario (pdf, 0.1 MB)

2012 Income and Retail Sales as compared to Northern Ontario (pdf, 0.1 MB)