Share Your Comments during Phase 1 of the City's Official Plan Review

Apr 27, 2016

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The City is undertaking Phase 1 of its Official Plan Review and Greater Sudbury residents are invited to share their comments at a series of open houses throughout the community.

“The Official Plan Review allows us to act today, in the interests of tomorrow,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “Share your vision for Greater Sudbury. What do you see for the future, and how do you think we can get there? The Official Plan lays the foundation for decisions about land use in the community, including protecting the natural environment, developing quality of life and place, and building a healthier community for all residents.”

Phase 1 of the Official Plan Review covers topics such as secondary suites, local food production, climate change adaptation, and water quality, to name a few.

“The Open Houses and public comment period for the Official Plan Review are important to ensure that the changes reflect the needs of the community,” said Greater Sudbury City Councillor Fern Cormier, Planning Committee Chair. “I encourage residents of all ages to take the time to share their 20-year vision for the City of Greater Sudbury, and have a hand in the decision-making process for the future of our city.”

Visit us at a Phase 1 Official Plan Review Open House near you. Residents are invited to drop in anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. to ask questions, submit comments or learn more.

Monday, May 16, 4 to 7 p.m.
Tom Davies Square
200 Brady St., Sudbury, Rooms C-13 A and B

Tuesday, May 17, 4 to 7 p.m.
Wahnapitae Community Centre
161 Glenbower Cres., Wahnapitae

Thursday, May 19, 4 to 7 p.m.
Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre
4040 Elmview Dr., Hanmer

Tuesday, May 24, 4 to 7 p.m.
Adanac Ski Chalet
744 Beatrice Crescent, Sudbury

Thursday, June 2, 4 to 7 p.m.
Garson Community Centre/Arena
100 Church St., Garson

Monday, June 6, 4 to 7 p.m.
T.M. Davies Community Centre/Arena
325 Anderson Dr., Lively

Tuesday, June 7, 4 to 7 p.m.
Lionel E. Lalonde Centre
239 Montée Principale, Azilda

Visit to view the Draft Official Plan, submit comments online, or for more information. Please visit a Citizen Service Centre location to view a paper copy of the Draft Official Plan, or to pick up a printed comment form. Comments can also be mailed to the City of Greater Sudbury Community and Strategic Planning department, Box 5000, Station A, 200 Brady St., Sudbury, P3A 5P3, or emailed to

About the Official Plan (The OP)
The OP is a blueprint to help guide Greater Sudbury’s development over the next 20 years. It establishes long-term goals, shapes policies and outlines social, economic, natural and built environment strategies for our city. It guides municipal decision-making on important issues that affect the daily life of every City of Greater Sudbury resident. From the location of schools and other community facilities, to the development of residential, commercial and industrial areas, these decisions shape the future of our community.

Phase 2 of the Official Plan Review will address matters related to transportation, infrastructure, and economic development.

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