Sudbury Tourism Partnership Newsletter   |  October 2018




In This Month’s Newsletter…


  • Upcoming Events

    Did you know Sudbury Tourism posts OVER 200 EVENTS every month! 

  • What’s New

 - Sudbury Tourism hosted the Fall/Winter 2018 Familiarization Tour

- Municipal Accommodation Tax Resources and Contact Information

- Sign Up Now and Take Advantage of the 2019 Sudbury Tourism Marketing Partnership Program!  

- Submit Your Fall/Winter Offers & Promotions for Students, Visitors and Locals!


- Fall/Winter 2018-19 Visitor Guides - The Ultimate Resource Tool for Front-line Staff

- Tagging on Social Media  





  • Arts & Culture

- SAVE THE DATE - Cultural Forum - November 21, 2018

SpaceFinder Sudbury is a FREE online directory of venues and creative spaces. Learn more!

  • Meetings, Conventions & Sport Tourism


    - Letter of Interest Submitted to Host to the 2019 Tourism Northern Ontario Tourism Summit 


  • Industry News

- Current Performance Indicators for Ontario's Tourism Industry

- Large Projects Update: Learn more about what's happening with the City's Large Projects



Upcoming Events:


To upload an event, view by category, or see complete event details, visit




  • Sept. 22- Nov. 17 Rembrandts and Rainbows / Rembrandts en herbe et arcs-en-ciel at Art Gallery of Sudbury

  • Sept. 28- Oct. 30 - The Terror Train 6077 at  Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre

  • Oct. 3-19 - FEAR Theatre - Haunted House  by KC Events & Promotions in Downtown Sudbury

  • Oct. 4-27 - Haunted Walk Tour by KC Events & Promotions in Downtown Sudbury

  • Oct. 5-28 - Pumpkinferno at Dynamic Earth

  • Oct. 5-28 - Tunnel of Terror at Dynamic Earth

  • Oct. 5-27 - "Emotions" by Sculptor Lee Prevost  at Artists On Elgin

  • Oct. 6-28 - Fall Harvest 2018 at Wagon Wheel Ranch 

  • Oct. 12-Mar. 15 - Sudbury Wolves Hockey - Home Games, select dates at Sudbury Community Arena in  Downtown Sudbury

  • Oct. 14-29 - Golf Sudbury's Fall Series Scrambles at Timberwolf Golf Club

  • Oct. 15-18 -  ACE-CROSH Conference at Holiday Inn, Sudbury

  • Oct. 16 - Annual Bridges To Better Business Conference at the Radisson Hotel

  • Oct. 17 - Foire d'Emploi Bilingue de Sudbury at the Lexington Hotel

  • Oct. 17 - Wines of BC - Hosted by Stephanie Piché and Legacy Service Academy at 

    Business As Usual Work Hub

  • Oct. 17-27 - Jack - Follow Alexandra on her journey of self-discovery where the road leads to Jack, her grandfather, the tireless traveller. Select dates at Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario



  • Oct. 18 - Charged Conference  at the Sudbury Theatre Centre

  • Oct. 18 - Book Launch - Untold: Northeastern Ontario's Military Past at the Art Gallery of Sudbury 

  • Oct. 19 - Derek Edwards, Comedian, Live in Sudbury at the Fraser Auditorium

  • Oct. 20 - The Jokestack - A night of comedy starring Tige Wright & Jeff Leeson at Trevi's Bar & Grill

  • Oct. 20 - Observe the Moon and Orionid Meteor Shower at Dynamic Earth

  • Oct. 20 - Northern Frights Festival  at Sudbury Theatre Centre

  • Oct. 21 -  Autism Ontario - Super Hero T-shirt Play Event at KUPP Indoor Playground/Centre de jeux KUPP

  • Oct. 21 - 2018 Grab the Wheel Run/Walk Against Impaired Driving  at Kivi Park

  • Oct. 25 - RUMOURS  - Select dates at Sudbury Theatre Centre

  • Oct. 26 - MONSTER'S BALL 4: a night at the haunted theatre at The Grand Theatre in Downtown Sudbury

  • Oct. 27 - An Evening with Medium Jay Lane at Lexington Hotel

  • Oct. 31 -  Crawl-o-Ween Sudbury 2018  - Various locations in Downtown Sudbury

  • Nov. 4 - Dean Brody - Dirt Road Stories Acoustic  - SOLD OUT - at Fraser Auditorium

  • Nov. 6 - Stone Temple Pilots, Seether & Default in concert at the Sudbury Community Arena in Downtown Sudbury



For a complete listing of events,
please visit our Event Calendar.



Free Publicity!

Upload your event to the Calendar and be seen by some 300 people a day!


Fill out the easy-to-use "Submit Your Event" form (in English or French). Events are published the next business day, if not sooner. Don't miss this opportunity for free publicity and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Post your events on today





There's a lot to experience this season in Greater Sudbury. What's so great about Sudbury? In addition to two world-renown attractions, 330 lakes, 1000+ kms of trails, over 200+ events every month, and more, Sudbury has a lot to offer visitors and locals alike.


It's the perfect setting for family fun adventures, enjoying fall colours, taking great photos, or simply reconnecting with nature. With so many delectable restaurants, cafés, live performances, workshops and some of the best shopping in the north, Sudbury is has become THE go-to destination in Northern Ontario.

Help us amplify the Sudbury tourism experience by spreading the word through your networks, your patrons, family and friends. It’s never been a better time to #DiscoverSudbury. Visit today! 







FAM TOUR Fall 2018


Sudbury Tourism FAM Tour for Front-line Staff!


Do you know what’s new and exciting to do in Sudbury? Sudbury Tourism hosted the Fall/Winter Familiarization Tour to front-line staff and participants to experience and increase their knowledge of some of Sudbury's attractions and hidden gems. The goal is to build a new wave of tourism ambassadors and help visitors #DiscoverSudbury this FALL/WINTER! 


Thanks again to everyone who joined us for the Fall/Winter FAM Tour Thursday, October 4th, 2018! Stay tuned for a fun recap video of the trip.


Next partner meeting to be announced for more information contact  Johanna at or call 705-674-4455 ext 4606









What's New




Municipal Accommodations Tax (MAT) Resources



With the implementation of the Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) having come into effect Saturday, September 1, 2018, we understand that staff and guests may still have questions. As such, we have the following resources available for our accommodation partners and guests: 

  • A rack card developed with your staff training needs in mind. These cards can be used as a quick reference for key questions from guests;
  • A business card to provide guests with should they have additional questions about the (MAT) which directs them to contact the City of Greater Sudbury.

Should you require additional rack or business cards at any time, please contact Sudbury Tourism by e-mail at or by phone at 705-673-4161. 


If you would like more information on the Municipal Accommodation Tax, visit the MAT webpage. For questions regarding implementation please contact or call 705-674-4455 ext 4344. MAT remittances can be processed at the Citizen Service Centre at 200 Brady Street at Tom Davies Square.  

The Greater Sudbury Council and staff look forward to working with you to continue to grow the tourism sector and increase visitation in our community. 







2019 Sudbury Tourism Marketing Partnership Program



Do you know someone, own or operate a business that offers products or services that add or contribute to the unique Sudbury tourism experience? Take advantage of additional visibility, networking and the growing tourism market in Greater Sudbury.  It’s time to start thinking about signing up for our 2019 Sudbury Tourism Marketing Partnership Program!

What is it? The Sudbury Tourism Marketing Partnership Program allows you to leverage and amplify your marketing dollars while becoming a part of a $500,000+ annual marketing program.  

How much does it cost? Become a Sudbury Tourism Partner for an entire year for only $150 + HST!  You can choose to participate in any additional programs available “à la carte” that you wish to take advantage of.  See complete details and available opportunities in the  Sudbury Tourism Marketing Partnership Program Brochure.

Return on Investment? For the base Partnership fee, Partners receive a listing on the website, digital information kiosks as well as inclusion in Sudbury Tourism’s official social media channels, online Events Calendar and Offers page for the 2019 calendar year.

Additional programs are available “à la carte” to help partners increase their visibility and generate leads online, in print, in person and through the digital kiosks. Additionally, the partnership provides
opportunities to network, access to industry news, tools and resources as well as experience some of Sudbury’s attractions throughout the year.

Sign up today or learn more.  Visit or contact Trisha Lavigne at  or call 705-674-4455 ext 4667 




Do you Have Upcoming Offers & Promotions this Fall/Winter?


Sudbury will be filled with students and their families, tourists and locals searching for creative ways to stretch their dollars. If you have any upcoming or existing promotions to share, visit our OFFERS page. Included are the featured Anyday Getaway package promotion, our partner Visitor Guide coupons, as well as other submitted promotions. Promotions can be uploaded by Partners and non-partners via on-line form.

If you have any incentives such as 2 for 1's, % OFF discounts, SAVE on certain weekday(s), all you can eat nights, etc., please add them by clicking the Submit Your Promotion button at the bottom of the page and/or send them to us  at, and/or tag us in your offer on social media @sudburytourism. 


Share and Share Alike – Tagging on Social Media


As a Sudbury Tourism Partner, we make every effort to find, post and share available content whenever possible on our Events Calendar, Offers Page and/or within our social media channels. We remind all of our partners to submit or tag @sudburytourism for all upcoming events, announcements, promotions and offerings you may have that are relevant or open to the general public – By tagging us on social media, we receive real-time notifications allowing us to find, add, and/or promote them more efficiently. To submit content or to answer any questions about tagging, please contact




Fall / Winter Visitor Guide 2018/19 – The Ultimate Resource Tool 

The 2018-19 Fall / Winter Visitor Guides are being distributed throughout the city. With a print run of 20,000 copies, distribution of the guides include 20+ rack locations throughout the city, numerous tourist information outlets across Ontario, to local event organizers for out-of-town participants, to trade shows and conferences outside of the community, and by request via e-mail and phone. We encourage front-line staff to refer to or use our Visitor Guide as a resource tool as well as our website and events calendar for all the best #ThingstoDoinSudbury


Located at the bottom of our Homepage, the Visitor Guide can also be downloaded or viewed online at 

If you’d like to request Visitor Guides or require us to fill a depleted rack at your location contact:  





TV Monitor Sudbury Tourism Slides Available

Sudbury Tourism is providing digital slides with visitor information for display at the Greater Sudbury Airport. The slides are updated weekly at the airport, but can be updated on a monthly basis. These engaging image slides are easily uploaded to smart TVs or monitors that are compatible for main lobbies, restaurants or gathering places.

For more information or to subscribe contact Shawna Cole by email at or by phone at 705-674-4455 ext. 4626. 





Meetings, Conventions & Sport Tourism







Letter of Interest Submitted to Host to the
2019 Tourism Northern Ontario Tourism Summit 


The City of Greater Sudbury submitted a letter of interest to Tourism Northern Ontario to host the 2019 Northern Ontario Tourism Summit which will host leaders from the Northern Ontario tourism industry.


This year's 3-day conference is being held November 13–15th, 2018 at the Quattro Hotel + Conference Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Topics of discussion include: 

  • Tourism Product Development
  • Tourism Excellence North Training 
  • Digital Marketing
  • International Marketing
  • Succession Planning
  • Private-Public Collaboration
  • Fire Smart - Doing Business in Forest Fire Areas
  • Tourism and National Economics
  • Leveraging Provincial Marketing Campaigns
  • Northern Ontario.Travel Best Practices

For more information, visit






Arts & Culture






SAVE THE DATE - November 21, 2018


The Cultural Forum serves as an opportunity to gather City staff, other government representatives, not-for-profit organizations, artists and community members to discuss successes and challenges in arts and culture over the past year.  More information and registration details to come  If you are interested in learning more contact Jonathon Condratto at





SpaceFinder Sudbury is Taking Venue Listings!




About SpaceFinder Sudbury!


SpaceFinder Sudbury is a FREE online directory of venues and creative spaces in the community available to rent. This tool connects renters looking for creative space and spaces looking to promote their rentals, including spaces such as art galleries, cafes, yoga studios, faith-based spaces, theatres, dance studios and others that rent their space for creative uses.

Listing your space on SpaceFinder gives your space exposure to new audiences AND more revenue potential. SpaceFinder Sudbury helps venues and renters with easy-to-use features:

  • Free for venues to list and renters to search
  • Over 150 search criteria
  • Free listing features, including calendar integration and online booking requests
  • Free help desk assistance

Check out these handy links!

If you have any questions or require assistance with your listing, please contact Eilidh Fisher at or 519.880.3670 ext. 101.





Industry News




Curious how this stacks up against the Ontario results? Check out the Current Performance Indicators for Ontario's Tourism Industry here. 

For more information, please contact







Large Projects Update:

Want to learn more about what's happening with the City's Large Projects? At each Council meeting, the project team presents a status update on the Kingsway Entertainment District and Arena/Event Centre, The Junction, and Place des Arts. If you want to catch up on what was presented, you can find everything you ever wanted to know about the projects, including profiles, updates, and timelines, on the Large Projects page. Read more >>>



Have Questions? We Have Answers! 

The City of Greater Sudbury has launched a website to connect you with information about your city and engagement opportunities on the things that matter most to you! Ask questions and help make Greater Sudbury a better place to live, work and play  at:

Over to you, Greater Sudbury >>>













Tourism Partner Meetings




Click here for the planned 2018 meeting schedule.


The next monthly meeting is scheduled for December 13th at the Hampton Inn. Topic is Marketing Plan Overview


View previous
meeting presentations:

June 8, 2017

July 13, 2017

Sept. 14, 2017

Oct. 12, 2017

Nov. 9, 2017

Dec. 17, 2017

Jan. 11, 2018

Feb. 8, 2018 FAM Tour

Mar. 8, 2018

Apr. 12, 2018
June 14, 2018

July 12, 2018



Greater Sudbury Economic Bulletin


The Greater Sudbury Economic Bulletin provides a bi-monthly snapshot of the greater city’s economy. It contains seasonally adjusted labour market information, data on GDP, real estate activity, retail sales and building permits.  



Greater Sudbury Economic Bulletin  >>
















Industry Partner Web Links


Visit our Industry Partner page for links to statistical information for the tourism sector.  


Latest in:  Sudbury Profile 2014 CMA580


Click on the Toolkit hyperlink to find web "widgets" you can use when linking to

Event Calendar Submissions > Submit your event today!


NEW!!! OFFERS Page, Coupons and Partner Promotions. Submit your promotion here - It's FREE.




Have Information or Updates to Share?


If you have newsworthy items you would like us to share with Tourism Partners in a future edition of our monthly newsletter, email by the first Friday of any given month and reference "newsletter" in the subject line. The Newsletter is typically distributed by the second Friday of each month.




Archived Issues of our Newsletter

Click here for past issues of our Partnership Newsletter.  


Links are also available through our online Industry Partner page.



Five Categories to Choose From


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