Library Art Gallery
Both the main branch of the Greater Sudbury Public Library (GSPL) and the Art Gallery of Sudbury (AGS) are very much focused on community service and both have long outgrown their current locations. Separately, the GSPL and AGS have explored options to seek new downtown locations. As a result of preliminary analysis, a number of synergies were identified and City Council subsequently provided direction to formally investigate the feasibility of a joint facility.
This co-location has been identified as a way to reduce capital and operating costs relative to separate facilities and thereby increasing the likelihood of implementation of needed new facilities.
Public Engagement for The Junction
Residents were invited to attend public input sessions to share their ideas and vision for the integrated site plan of the proposed Library/Art Gallery and Convention and Performance Centre. The two projects will be located on the site of the current Sudbury Community Arena, and will be known as the Junction.
A kick off open house was launched on Monday, April 16 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the McEwen School of Architecture, located at 85 Elm St. Residents were encouraged to drop-in anytime during the session to share their ideas for the future site of the Library/Art gallery and CGS Convention and Performance Centre (The Junction). Representatives from the City of Greater Sudbury, and key partners were in attendance to provide information and answer questions.
In addition to the kick off open house, residents were invited to drop-in at the 13 local libraries, Parkside Centre and the New Sudbury Centre between April 17 and April 27.
Residents may also provide ideas online beginning on Monday, April 16 by signing up on Over To You Greater Sudbury, the City’s public engagement platform found at https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/. Once signed up, click on The Junction icon.
Eleethea Savage, Manager of Special Projects