Development Plan In Works For Downtown Sudbury
McGuinty Government Strengthening Northern Economy, Creating Jobs
Ontario is helping Sudbury diversify its downtown core to strengthen the local economy and create jobs.
With support from the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Sudbury's Downtown Village Development Corporation is implementing a plan to attract residential development, grow the business community and create jobs in the city's downtown core over the next three years.
Investing in Northern Ontario communities is part of the McGuinty government's Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. A strong northern economy creates local jobs and protects the services that mean the most to families - health care and education.
- The NOHFC is supporting the project through the Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
- The Downtown Village Development Corporation is a not-for-profit organization established in 2003. Its mission is to identify and pursue development opportunities, create partnerships, and stimulate business and residential investment in Sudbury's downtown core.
- The Downtown Sudbury Business Improvement Area, the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation and the Regional Business Centre are also working with the Downtown Village Development Corporation on the development plan.
- This project is in line with Sudbury's new Downtown Master Plan.
“Our government is committed to helping northern communities like Sudbury make the infrastructure investments they need to create jobs and attract workers to a vibrant community.”
“Sudbury is presently experiencing a boom in the resources sector, and improving the vitality of the downtown core will play a central role in Sudbury's capacity to capitalize on the boom and strengthen the downtown as an ongoing economic engine of growth for the entire city.”