#gs2025 Geographical Consultation: Brainstorm the Possibilities for Greater Sudbury

Feb 6, 2015

Imagine that it’s the summer of 2025. You are entertaining friends from out of town for the weekend. During their stay they ask, “So, what’s new in Greater Sudbury?” You reply by saying, “It’s great! We recently….”

The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) invites citizens to share ideas to grow our city’s economic and social landscape over the next 10 years, during a series of informal “kitchen table” conversations in local neighbourhoods and communities. Open public conversations are scheduled from February 12 through March 12 in eight locations throughout the city, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

 “It's vital that we listen to residents in our community as we build our city’s strategic plan,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “Sudburians care about our future and they want to see our community grow and prosper. Our economic development plan is a vital first step to begin our City’s 2025 community-wide consultation later this year.”

Economic development plans are used as a resource by Council and the GSDC to guide municipal decisions and actions that will lead to the creation of a local economic climate that generates significant employment opportunities, attracts know-how and talent, provides a high quality of life and a higher than average standard of living.

Residents are invited to attend the following “kitchen table” conversations in their home community:

T.M. Davies Community Centre/Arena Hall, 325 Anderson Dr., Lively, on Thursday, February 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Beaver Lake Sports and Cultural Centre, 45 Club Rd., Worthington, on Tuesday, March 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Lionel E. Lalonde Centre, Room 101, 239 Montée Principale, Azilda, on Wednesday, March 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Centennial Community Centre/Hall, 4333 Centennial Drive, Hanmer, on Thursday, March 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Capreol Community Centre/Arena, 20 Meehan St., Capreol, on Monday, March 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Garson Community Centre/Arena, 100 Church St., Garson, on Tuesday, March 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

McClelland Community Centre/Hall, 37 Veterans Rd., Copper Cliff, on Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Onaping Falls Community Centre Main Hall, 2 Hillside, Onaping Falls, on Thursday, March 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information about “kitchen table” conversations and other public engagement opportunities, visit www.gs2025.ca, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/gs2025) or on Twitter and Instagram using #gs2025. 

The City of Greater Sudbury’s 10 year economic development strategic plan, “From the Ground Up – #gs2025”, is piloted by an Economic Development Strategic Plan Steering Committee, representing a cross-section of the community and its economic sectors, for publication in June 2015. Economic development plans chart a course of strategies and actions to leverage existing strengths and to identify and respond to new opportunities.