Anticipated Community Benefits

The audience for Francophone cultural activities in Greater Sudbury has been increasing in recent decades. Existing facilities no longer meet the needs of artists, the standards of professional producers or the demands of a growing audience.

Place des Arts addresses this critical arts infrastructure shortage and provides a home for the project’s seven founding organizations. The facility will also provide much-needed space for Anglophone organizations and audiences through its rental offerings.

The centre is part of Greater Sudbury’s downtown revitalization plan; in addition to the economic benefits for the Greater Sudbury community, it will contribute to Northern Ontario’s cultural boom. A focal point for Greater Sudbury, Place des Arts will be open for both cultural and business activities and will attract tourists from across Ontario, Canada and other countries.