Council Selects Location for Convention and Performance Centre, and Library and Art Gallery
Jan 10, 2018
City Council has selected the current Sudbury Community Arena site at 240 Elgin St. as the future location of the Greater Sudbury Convention and Performance Centre, and the Library and Art Gallery.
“It has been a planned and thoughtful process to arrive at this decision point,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “The development of a convention and performance centre and library art gallery will enhance our downtown culture, while transforming our community. We will become a destination of choice for visitors from across the Northeast. Congratulations and thanks are extended to Members of Council, municipal staff and the community volunteers involved in these two projects for moving forward with this vision.”
The next step for these projects includes community engagement in early 2018 to help develop an integrated site design, which will be brought forward to City Council for approval. A detailed business plan, operational model, concept design and financial plan will also be finalized and presented to Council in 2018 for approval as part of this process.
More information about these downtown Sudbury projects is available at www.greatersudbury.ca/largeprojects.
About the Greater Sudbury Convention and Performance Centre Project
The Greater Sudbury Convention and Performance Centre, formerly known as the Synergy Centre, will be a multi-use convention centre and performing arts facility with space for large conventions and tradeshows of more than 300 people, banquets for up to 900 people, and a 950-seat conference/live performance hall.
About the Greater Sudbury Public Library and Art Gallery Project
The Greater Sudbury Public Library and Art Gallery of Sudbury will create a cultural hub for downtown Sudbury and an integrated resource for learning and relaxation. The Main Branch of the Greater Sudbury Public Library, currently located at 74 MacKenzie St., and the Art Gallery of Sudbury, currently located at the former Bell Mansion, have been seeking new homes for several years to replace aging and inadequate facilities.