Sudbury District

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Sudbury District

District de Sudbury
Location of Sudbury District in Ontario
Location of Sudbury District in Ontario
Coordinates: 47°30′N 82°00′W / 47.500°N 82.000°W / 47.500; -82.000Coordinates: 47°30′N 82°00′W / 47.500°N 82.000°W / 47.500; -82.000
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
Region Northeastern Ontario
Created 1907
 • MPs Marc Serré, Carol Hughes
 • MPPs Michael Mantha, France Gélinas
 • Land 40,205.41 km2 (15,523.40 sq mi)
 • Total 21,546
 • Density 0.5/km2 (1/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 705
Seat Espanola

The Sudbury District is a district in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. It was created in 1894 from townships of eastern Algoma District and west Nipissing District.

The overwhelming majority of the district (about 92%) is unincorporated and part of Unorganized North Sudbury District. With the exception of Chapleau, all of the district's incorporated municipalities are found in the area immediately surrounding the city of Greater Sudbury to the west, east and south. North of the Greater Sudbury area, the district is sparsely populated; between Sudbury and Chapleau, only unincorporated settlements, ghost towns and small First Nations reserves are found.

Status of Greater Sudbury

Because the districts of Northern Ontario are unincorporated territorial divisions, unlike the counties or regional municipalities of Southern Ontario, the city of Greater Sudbury is legally defined as part of the district in the geographic sense.

Politically, however, the district and the city are considered two distinct census divisions and two distinct jurisdictions for provincial government services. The district's social services board — which has offices in the district seat of Espanola, as well as satellite offices in several other communities in the district — instead shares its jurisdictional area with the neighbouring Manitoulin District, whereas equivalent services in Greater Sudbury, which has the status of a single-tier municipality, are provided directly from the city.

With the city included, the district would have had a population of 181,572 in the 2011 census.




Unorganized areas

Local services areas in Unorganized Sudbury include:

First Nations reserves


Canada census – Sudbury District community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 21,546 (1.7% from 2011) 21,196 (-3.0% from 2006) 21,392 (-6.6% from 2001)
Land area: 40,205.41 km2 (15,523.40 sq mi) 38,504.53 km2 (14,866.68 sq mi)
Population density: 0.5/km2 (1.3/sq mi) 0.6/km2 (1.6/sq mi)
Median age: 45.0 (M: 45.0, F: 44.9)
Total private dwellings: 12,557 11,918 12,006
Median household income:
Notes: 2006 population adjusted for 2011 boundaries is 21,851. – References: 2016[2] 2011[1] 2006[3] earlier[4]

The city and the district are considered two distinct census divisions by Statistics Canada. Therefore, the table above does not include the data for the City of Greater Sudbury.

Provincial highways

The Sudbury District is served by Trans-Canada Highways 17, which leads from the community of Walford (Sables-Spanish Rivers) in the west to the community of Warren (Markstay-Warren) in the east, and 69, which enters the district at French River and exits at the southern boundary of Greater Sudbury.

The Ontario government is converting Highway 69 to a freeway. Construction, and renumbering as Highway 400, are expected to be complete by 2021.

Other primary provincial highways in the district are:

The Sudbury District also has a number of secondary provincial highways, which are the analogue in a district to county or municipal roads in Southern Ontario. They are important connections to the communities they serve, but are not significant routes for through traffic. The secondary highways are:

See also Sultan Industrial Road.

Provincial parks

See also


  1. ^ a b "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
  2. ^ a b "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.

External links

  • Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board
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