The City of Greater Sudbury - News and Updates

In this month's edition: 2023 budget updates, tips for pet owners, and summer jobs!

A Message From the Mayor

City Hall

Greater Sudbury is a hub for education, healthcare, government, the mining industry and many small businesses. To ensure that our city is a welcoming place for all, we need a robust supply of housing to accommodate the evolving needs and life stages of families, groups and individuals.

Now is the time to address the spectrum of our community’s housing needs, from emergency shelter spaces to multi-unit buildings and single detached bungalows. Earlier this week, Council unanimously passed a motion directing City staff to develop a Housing Supply Strategy by the end of this year. The Strategy will include a summary of the City’s housing-related initiatives, a review of urban planning best practices that may be adopted locally, and recommendations on how Greater Sudbury can help the Province accomplish its goal of 1.5 million new homes over the next 10 years.

The Housing Supply Strategy will include policy options to promote a true mix of housing types across Greater Sudbury’s communities – including methods to increase and protect the number of affordable rental units. It will also guide a proactive approach to transitional housing options for individuals experiencing homelessness or precarious housing, one that connects these individuals with community and health services to meet their needs. I am hopeful that Greater Sudbury will have 100 new transitional housing units by the end of 2024. 

Our community provides residents with a great quality of life, ample green space, recreation opportunities, and an active arts and culture scene. As more people discover the benefits of living, working and playing in Greater Sudbury, we must be ready to welcome them. A Housing Supply Strategy that encourages thoughtful, targeted and sustainable residential development is one step on our journey to growing our population and local economy.

Mayor Paul Lefebvre

2023 Budget Update

Budget and Finance

Links to a recording of last week's budget information sessions are available for viewing online. A question-and-answer tool is also available for residents to ask questions about the budget until February 15 at

Resident questions and staff answers will be provided to Council to review before budget deliberations begin on February 15.

Keep your Dog Leashed; It’s the Law!

Animal Care and Control By-Law

Be a good neighbour and ensure your dog is on a leash and under control when leaving your property. Leashed dogs are less likely to get hit by a vehicle, get into a fight with another dog or get injured by wildlife.

Owners of dogs found off-leash on public property will face a Provincial Offence Notice, which carries a set fine of $300 plus court costs.  

For more information about leash laws, visit Roaming, Loose or Off-leash Pets (

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2023 Civic Awards for Volunteerism

City Hall

Do you know a volunteer who should be recognized for their contributions to our community? The City of Greater Sudbury is now accepting nominations for the annual Civic Awards, presented to individuals and groups for outstanding service, voluntary contributions, personal efforts and exemplary community development within the community. 

Nomination forms for the individual and group Civic Awards are available online at or at any Citizen Service Centre. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, March 10, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.

Now Hiring Summer Employees

Current Opportunities

Our summer employment recruitment is now open for 2023. The City of Greater Sudbury is looking for energetic candidates to fill various positions in our organization between April and September. There are plenty of opportunities to explore potential career paths and gain valuable skills. Check out a list of our summer opportunities

The deadline to apply is February 17, 2023. Apply here.

How Can We Help You?


Residents can now register for our Customer Service Portal at

Sign up to request municipal services online 24/7, log requests, live chat and get updates on cases.

Fire Safety Tip of the Month:

Keep space heaters at least one metre (three feet) away from anything that can burn (curtains, upholstery, clothing).


  • Due to mild weather conditions, our skating paths are now closed. For operation updates, visit our outdoor rinks page.

  • These cats and dogs from the Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter are looking for a forever home.

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