Sudbury Tourism


Sudbury Tourism Partnership Newsletter


February 2016

The tourism brand and tagline Scenic Sights.  Urban Delights. is a sub-brand of the GSDC brand and tagline Canada's Resourceful City. It is now available for you, our partners, to add to your own sites with a reciprocal link to Simply email us at  with "Tourism Brand" in the subject line.

Have information or updates to share with the Tourism Partnership?


If you have newsworthy items you would like us to share with the partners in a future edition of our monthly newsletter, email us at by the first Friday of any given month and reference "Newsletter" in the subject line.  



Upcoming Events in Sudbury

Check out the Event Calendar at

  • Galerie du nouvel Ontario presents Mines de rien pas pour cinq cennes, January 22nd to February 27th
  • Artists on Elgin presents The Story of Us:  A Narrative Painting Collective by NISA, February 1st to 29th
  • Artists on Elgin and Science North present 'When Nature Calls' by Daniel Vallieres, February 1st to March 2nd

  • Theatre Cambrian presents "Rock of Ages", February 25th to March 12th

  • Sudbury Symphony presents "Memorable Masterworks", March 5th

  • Sudbury Theatre Centre presents "Romeo Initiative", March 3rd to 12th

  • Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival, March 5th
  • Walden Art Club presents, Artists in Action Spring Show, March 9th to April 10th
  • Canadian Roots Exchange Youth Conference, March 17th
  • Sudbury Spring Bridal Show, March 20th
  • La Nuit sur l'étang, March 27th

Remember to submit your events online here.


Key Industry Statistics


Occupancy Rates


According to the PKF National Market Report on Trends in the Canadian Hotel Industry, the total number of hotel rooms for Sudbury is 1,606 rooms. The latest occupancy rates for Greater Sudbury hotels and Ontario rates by comparison are:


  Occupancy Occupancy
Year Over Year
Point Change
Sudbury - Dec. – 2015 54.10% +7.5 $115.64 $ 62.59
Sudbury - Dec. – 2014 46.60%   $109.95 $ 51.28
Ontario - Dec. – 2015 49.40% +1.2 $129.75 $ 64.08
Ontario - Dec. – 2014 48.30%   $124.72 $ 60.19





GSDC Dashboard


For further statistical information and summary updates on the five economic development engines, check out the latest edition of the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) Dashboard always available here.

Gated Admissions


Below are the latest available gated admissions for Science North and Dynamic Earth:

NOTE:  If you have your own attendance numbers to share, please send them to with "Gated Admissions" in the subject line.


Industry & Destination Development


Tourism staff were invited by the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) to attend a Group of Seven symposium and workshop on February 10th in Toronto, which brought together stakeholders from across the province to lay the ground work "to position Ontario as Canada’s key tourism destination for experiencing the Group of Seven’s legacy, landscapes and collections". The Art Gallery of Sudbury was also invited to attend. Participants will now work to identify and build opportunities and partnerships to develop tourism experiences focused on the Group of Seven’s history within the province.


The provincial government announced it will be widening another 14 kilometers of Highway 69 from north of Highway 607 to north of Highway 522 at a cost of $173 million. The project will take five years to complete and will begin in the spring. This will leave only 68 kilometers to be four laned which is projected to be completed by 2021.



Arts & Culture


Film Industry


Letterkenny, a six-episode television series that filmed in Sudbury last summer, premiered on CraveTV during Super Bowl Sunday (February 7th).


Born to Be Blue, a documentary on the jazz singer Chet Baker and featuring Ethan Hawke, will be screened at Silver City on March 11th. It was filmed in Sudbury in 2015.


2016 is shaping up to be another busy year for filming. Staff are assisting two productions currently underway, John Cardinal television series and Wolfcop II feature film. The new film by-law came into effect February 1st to offer streamlined and coordinated municipal services in consideration of community needs.


From May 2nd to 8th Sudbury will host Reading Town 2016, an initiative of the National Reading Campaign. Partnerships with Greater Sudbury Libraries, Le Salon du livre and Wordstock have resulted in a week full of activities across the city. During this time le Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario will also be hosting a number of outdoor exhibits downtown as part of the Festival d'art alternatif de Sudbury.






Arts & Culture Grant Progam


The Arts & Culture Grant Program is open for applications through the bilingual online portal The application deadline is March 24th. 



Partner News


2016 Dancing with Easter Seals Stars


Lisa Jones, Director of Sales and Marketing at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott  Hotel here in Sudbury, and dance partner, Bob Leduc, retired from Vale, are taking part in this fundraiser on February 26th.  Click here to visit the website and learn more about how you can get involved and donate to help them raise money for this worthy cause.


Hiring Full Time Customer Service Supervisor


New Sudbury Centre is looking to fill a full time Customer Service Supervisor position. If you know someone who is passionate about customer service, has strong communication skills, some leadership experience, an interest in public relations and marketing, now is the time to apply. A full description can be found under the job section at Resumes can be forwarded to my attention. 


Mining Panel, Strengthening Ontario's Mining Advantage


The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is holding a panel discussion on February 25th from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at Dynamic Earth's Atlas Copco Theatre.  Click here to check out their flyer.





If you have newsworthy items you would like us to include in future editions of our newsletter, let us know by emailing us at with "Newsletter" in the subject line.


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Use our e-commerce solution (reservation system) to sell packages online.  Contact us at with "Packaging" in the subject line to learn more. 

Already selling packages with us?  Don't forget to review and update your information on our package system!