Sudbury District

Coordinates: 47°30′N 82°00′W / 47.500°N 82.000°W / 47.500; -82.000
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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; -82.000
Country Canada
Province Ontario
RegionNortheastern Ontario
 • MPsMarc Serré, Carol Hughes
 • MPPsMichael Mantha, France Gélinas
 • Land40,205.41 km2 (15,523.40 sq mi)
 • Total21,546
 • Density0.5/km2 (1/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code705

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[edit]

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 183,077 in the 2016 census.




Unorganized areas[edit]

Local services areas in Unorganized Sudbury include:

First Nations reserves[edit]


As a census division in the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Sudbury District had a population of 22,368 living in 9,915 of its 13,453 total private dwellings, a change of 3.8% from its 2016 population of 21,546. With a land area of 39,896.79 km2 (15,404.24 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.6/km2 (1.5/sq mi) in 2021.[3]

Canada census – Sudbury District community profile
Population21,546 (1.7% from 2011)21,196 (−3.0% from 2006)
Land area40,205.41 km2 (15,523.40 sq mi)
Population density0.5/km2 (1.3/sq mi)
Median age
Private dwellings12,557 (total)  11,918 (total) 
Median household income
Notes: 2006 population adjusted for 2011 boundaries is 21,851.
References: 2016[2] 2011[1] earlier[4][5]

Provincial highways[edit]

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. Virtually the entire route of Highway 69 within the Sudbury District is now four-laned as of December 2021, with the completion of the segment between the French River and Grundy Lake Provincial Park, while the route narrows back to a two-lane highway in the Parry Sound District until widening back into Highway 400 at Carling. The freeway conversion of the remaining route, and its eventual renumbering as an extension of Highway 400, are expected in the future, although no exact date has been confirmed as of 2022 for the completion of the project.

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[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 21, 2019. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
  2. ^ a b "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 12, 2021.
  3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada and census divisions". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved April 2, 2022.
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 18, 2021.

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