Greater Sudbury is the largest city in Northern Ontario by population (160,274), and the 24th largest metropolitan area in Canada. If you look at its land area, rather than people, it is the largest city in Ontario, and the seventh largest municipality in Canada.
The population resides in an urban core along with many smaller communities scattered around 300 lakes and among hills of rock blackened by historical mining activity.
Sudbury was once a major lumber centre and world leader in nickel mining. Mining and related industries dominated the economy for much of the 20th century. Sudbury has since emerged as the major retail, economic, health and educational centre for Northeastern Ontario.
Sudbury is also home to a large Francophone population.
Sudbury has a humid continental climate with warm and often hot summers and long, cold, snowy winters — you can expect snow on the ground for six months of the year.
The average high temperature in January is −8.4 °C, by May it’s 17.2 °C and July it’s 24.8.
The Greater Sudbury Transit public transportation system relies on a bus system. For maps, routes and schedules, visit the website.
The cost of taking public transportation varies depending on age. Click here for a list of fare prices.
For information on driving in Sudbury and how to get a licence, see Driving.
Sudbury is protected by the Greater Sudbury Police.
Contact the police: When to call 9-1-1
Dialing 9-1-1 is only to be used in emergency situations. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, the fire department or an ambulance.
For general enquiries, you can contact 705-675-9171.
Places of worship
Sudbury thrives on being a multicultural society and has many places where individuals can celebrate their faith. While the majority of residents follow Christianity, a small number of persons practice Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh or other religions.
For a full list of places of worship in Greater Sudbury, please see here.