Get to Know Our City
With a population of 165,000, Sudbury is the largest city in—and is the regional capital of—Northern Ontario. Sudbury serves as a hub for business, retail, health care and education for the region.
The Greater Sudbury website can help you learn more about our city. From community services and amenities to recreation, homeowner, and municipal information, our city website can assist you with finding everything you need to make your transition to Sudbury an easy one.
Sudbury is known as a city of lakes. With 330 lakes juxtaposed by a vibrant downtown core, Sudbury boasts an unparalleled combination of urban conveniences and natural splendour. Our community is flush with clubs and organizations, various recreation facilities, and plenty of leisure programs and activities, including great skiing, winter and summer activities alike.
Catch an event, join a group, or explore our beautiful and expansive conservation areas and trails. Whether it’s arts and culture, taking new classes or dining out that interests you, you’ll find everything you need in Greater Sudbury.
Sudbury offers an affordable lifestyle with lower housing costs compared to other urban centres, and some of the lowest property taxes in Ontario. Imagine having the opportunity for work-life balance, with a 10 minute commute to work and a short drive to your weekend escape. By car, we are just four hours from Toronto, or quick a 50-minute flight. You can also take a beautiful, picturesque drive here from Ottawa in just over five hours.
Education and Learning
Sudbury is the regional centre for learning and applied research in Northeastern Ontario, and includes a medical school, a school of architecture, two world class colleges and a nationally renowned university.
Discover the learning and career opportunities that await you and your family at:
- Laurentian University
- Laurentian University School of Architecture
- Northern Ontario Medical School
- Cambrian College
- Collège Boréal
As a truly bilingual region, we offer quality elementary and secondary education in English, French and French Immersion through our different school boards and learning institutions.