This is a list of significant historic properties in Greater Sudbury, Ontario. The Sudbury Municipal Heritage Committee (SMHC) listed 64 sites in a Heritage Position Paper as part of its new Downtown Sudbury Master Plan in April 2011.[1]

SMHC List

Building Location Year Completed Comment Image
Ste. Anne's Church [2][3] 14 Beech Street (address was 40 Beech Street East at one time) 1889 -1894 - 1999 SMHC #31 Saint-Anne des Pins was established as a mission by Jesuits in 1883. Construction of the first Sainte-Anne-des-Pins church took two years and was completed in 1889. In March 1894, the church was destroyed by fire and a smaller church was rebuilt that same year. In 1914, the Sainte-Anne church was enlarged.
Ste. Anne's Presbytery [3] 14 Beech Street (address was 40 Beech Street East at one time) 1883 SMHC #32 Originally built as a two-story log presbytery in 1883, the Ste-Anne-des-Pins rectory is Sudbury's oldest Brick building.
Christ the King Church [2] 30 Beech Street 1928 SMHC #1 The architect was P.J. O'Gorman. Opened in 1928 as St. Joseph's. The name was changed to Christ the King in 1935. In 1947 the church was gutted by fire. The rebuilt architect was L.N. Fabbro. It reopened in 1948.
Rothschild Block [2][3] 7 Cedar Street 1915 SMHC #20. Built on the property of Daniel Rothschild, one of Sudbury's first prosperous Jewish settlers[4] and the father of National Hockey League player Samuel Rothschild.[5] Currently houses offices, a hair salon, restaurants, Cedar Nest Cafe, a dance and visual arts studio and a physiotherapy clinic.
Wilson-Greenwood Jessop Block [3] 12 Cedar Street 1914 designed by W.H. Owens
Young Co.'s Building [3] 18 Cedar Street 1913
National Building [3] 31 Cedar Street 1895 Demolished 1970s
Old City Hall [2][3][6] 83 Cedar Street SMHC #9. Main city hall until the construction of Tom Davies Square in the 1970s.[7]
Old City Hall
Old City Hall
Bell Building [2] 93 Cedar Street SMHC #13
SMHC #8
Frontenac Hotel [8] Page 129 14 Durham Street North 1940 Demolished Original owners Alex Turpin and Charles Davis [8] Page 129
Basin Investments Block [3] 17 Durham Street C1905
Bank of Montreal [3] 49 Durham Street 1908 Demolished and replaced with Modern Building still housing BMO
SMHC #15 Built on the Cochrane-Dunlop Hardware site.
Coulson Hotel [2][3][6] 86 Durham Street 1938 SMHC #16 Art Deco
The Coulson Hotel (built 1938) in Sudbury, Ontario (Canada) 86 Durham Street
The Coulson Hotel (built 1938) in Sudbury, Ontario (Canada) 86 Durham Street
Stafford Block [2][3] 93 Durham Street 1916 SMHC #6. Originally built as a department store.[7] Currently houses offices, a nightclub (SRO), and Peppi Panini, Old Rock coffee shop and Bertolo's Homemade Foods.
Northern Ontario Building [2][3] 118 Durham Street SMHC #7
Wolfe's Bookstore [3] 133 Durham Street Triangular flatiron building at Elgin and Durham; currently home to Café Petit Gâteau Good Luck General Store, a Money Mart location and marketing & advertising agency 50 Carleton.
Bannon Brothers Furniture [2] 135 Durham Street 1923 SMHC #18. expanded 1927, 3-story addition 1941. Now vacant (formerly Roy's Furniture), has been refaced with cement.
Moses Block [2][6] 143 Durham Street SMHC #5
former DeMarco Building [2] 25 Elgin Street SMHC #24 L.N. Fabbro
Grand Opera House [2][6] 24 Elgin Street 1909 SMHC #11 constructed in 1909. Architect W. Harland. Then Grand Theatre, then Empire Theatre, now a bar and apartments - Seating Capacity = 1229
Plaza Theatre 28 Elgin Street Seating Capacity = 516 Demolished
CPR Ticket and Telegraph Office [2][3][6] 49 Elgin Street SMHC #28. As of 2013, the building has been adaptively reused as an office space for the executives of the McEwen School of Architecture campus.[9]
Prete Block [3] 206 Elgin Street 1914 SMHC #25 Currently houses The Townehouse Tavern with upstairs apts.
Canadian Pacific Railway Station - VIARail Station[3][6] 233 Elgin Street 1915 SMHC #2. Built in 1907 as the city's new station for CPR service, with numerous architectural features characteristic of CPR construction in that era.[10] Main cross-Canada line has subsequently relocated to the suburban Sudbury Junction railway station, although the downtown terminal is still in operation as the local terminus of VIA's Budd Car service. Facility became the new home of the city's farmer's market in 2013.[11]
Sudbury Community Arena 240 Elgin Street 1951 SMHC #29 Built on the site of the demolished Central Public School, soon to be demolished for a combo library/art gallery.[7]
Regent Theatre 43 Elm Street was 71 Elm Street East at one time. Seating Capacity = 1152 Demolished Site of TD-Canada Trust
Mackey Building[2] 56 Elm Street 1920s SMHC #22 Architect P.J. O'Gorman. Originally built by J.J. Mackey, president of the Sudbury Brewing and Malting Company, to house retail and office space.[7] Currently has a "Cash Money" payday loan store branch and a Pizza Pizza location, and is undergoing conversion into a mixed-use office and loft space.[12]
Silvermans Building [2] 67 Elm Street 1911 SMHC #17. First launched by Aaron Silverman, one of Sudbury's first Jewish settlers, in 1892 as a small store selling men's work clothes to local miners and labourers, by 1911 Silvermans had expanded into a three-storey department store.[4] Currently houses Querney's Office Plus.[13] Upper floors are undergoing conversion into a mixed-use office and loft space.[12]
Muirhead Building - Baikie Block [2][8] Page 147 73 Elm Street 1910s SMHC #21. Originally launched in 1891 by local businessman Dan Baikie as the city's first bookstore,[14] it was acquired by Frank Muirhead in 1915 and evolved into Muirhead's, an office furniture and supply store.[14] Bill Muirhead sold the store to Alan Querney in 1972; Querney's sons retained ownership until 2005, when they sold the store to Grand & Toy.[13] Grand & Toy subsequently relocated its store to another location; the Querneys opened a new store, Querney's Office Plus, in the neighbouring Silvermans Building in 2010.[13] The building was then purchased and remodelled by Dalron, one of Sudbury's largest real estate developers.[15] It now houses various businesses, including Flosonics, KeyLogic, Studio123, and the Downtown location of Salute Coffee.
Sterling Standard Bank building [2][3][6] 80 Elm Street 1918 SMHC #23 (NW corner at Elgin) – was 2 Elm Street West. In 1928 became Bank of Commerce. Housed a Men's Clothing Store & Tailor for a number of years, some of the original bank features were retained. Currently houses a drug rehab clinic.
Algoma-Nipissing Hospital [3] Elm Street Demolished
Court House [3] 155 Elm Street Partially Demolished and subsequently refaced in an eastern European post-war communist style. SMHC #36
Jail [3] 181 Elm Street SMHC #35
Inco Club [3] 1938 62 Frood Road 1938 SMHC #14
Knox Presbyterian Church [2] 75 Larch Street 1927 SMHC #10
Church of the Epiphany (Designated) [2] 85 Larch Street SMHC #3
SMHC #4
Government of Canada Building 19 Lisgar CRHP id# 11081
Former Canadian Pacific Railway (VIA Rail) Station 1 Van Horne Street CRHP id# 4596
Doran's Brewery[3] 185 Lorne Street South 1907 [7] pg 66 SMHC #54 Remained vacant for many years after the closure of Northern Breweries in 2006; the building is now undergoing conversion into a loft condominium complex.[16]
Water Tower Pearl Street SMHC #57 The Pearl St. Water Tower was designed and built by Horton Steel Works Limited, Fort Erie (Now Niagara Energy) between 1953 and 1956. It was decommissioned in 1998.[17] More recently, the city has considered proposals to redevelop the tower, including the use of its pillars to house advertising billboards,[18] and the conversion of the storage basin into residential dwelling units, commercial office space, banquet facilities or a restaurant.[19] The tower's then-owners appeared on CBC Television's Dragons' Den in 2012 to seek venture capital funding for the ongoing redevelopment, but were unsuccessful; the tower was then acquired by developer Dario Zulich in 2016. Zulich's new plans for the tower, announced in 2019, involved conversion of the grounds into a public park in memory of recently deceased All Nations Church pastor Jeremy Mahood, with the tower to be converted into a housing and social enterprise initiative for homeless and at-risk youth.[20]
St. Joseph's Hospital [3] 20 Ste Anne Road. 1898 SMHC #52 Original building 1898, Surgical Ward added 1914 (Architect W. Harland), 1927 modern laundry added, 1928 new heating plant with a long connecting tunnel. In 1975 the Hospital was closed. Partially demolished thereafter, the remaining portion is now operating as Red Oak Villa retirement home. As of 2016 the Tunnel & Laundry/Heating Plant with chimney stack have been demolished.

Lost Buildings and Structures

Building Location Year Completed Comment Image
Water Tower Ash Street (aka Pine Street Water Tower) Demolished 2011
Capitol Theatre 64 Cedar Street Seating Capacity = 1369. Demolished 2005.
Cochrane Block [3][21] 23 Durham Street Demolished 1974
Acme Block [3] C1910 24 Durham Street C1910 Demolished
1942 view of portion of East side of Durham St including Acme Block, Traders Bank and Hotel Coulson
1942 view of portion of East side of Durham St including Acme Block, Traders Bank and Hotel Coulson
Balmoral Hotel [3][6][7][22] 2 Elm Street West Demolished 1957 [7] pg 197 and Zeller's Department store built on site in 1958.[23] Page 2-45
Nickel Range Hotel [3] Elm Street 1914 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth stayed there in June 1939 visit. Demolished in 1976.
White House [3] Elm Street 1890 [7] pg 25 Demolished
Davison's Garage Elm Street Chevrolet Oldsmobile Dealer [24] Page 17 Demolished to make way for President Motor Hotel.
D&M Motors Elm Street Texaco [24] Page 17 [25] page 90 Demolished to make way for President Motor Hotel.
Gardner's Garage Elm Street Dodge De Soto [24] Page 17 [25] page 66, 90
Federal Building - "Old Post Office" Elm Street - SE corner of Elm and Durham 1915 Erected on the site once occupied by the C.P.R. store. Construction commenced in the fall of 1913 by Dorin and Devlin of Ottawa. Because of the railway tracks, its shape was pentagonal. The stone building and ninety foot clock tower was completed in the fall of 1915 at a cost of $125,000. The clock (with four illuminated faces) was manufactured in England and installed by Alex Beath, veteran jeweller and watchmaker of Sudbury.[3]pg 32 The post office was demolished in 1959 [7]pg 197, replaced by F.W. Woolworth's building, which was also demolished 1998.
Federal Building & Post Office -1915 - Sudbury Ontario
Federal Building & Post Office -1915 - Sudbury Ontario
King Edward Hotel Elgin and Larch 1905 Demolished
Century Theatre 16 Lisgar Street Seating Capacity = 799. Demolished.
Welcome Arch Kingsway Kingsway Demolished 1950 [7] pg 196
Welcome Arch Copper Cliff Lorne Demolished 1952 [7] pg 196

See also

References

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  4. ^ a b Early Community History: Sudbury, First Jewish Settlers. Ontario Jewish Archives.
  5. ^ Sam Rothschild at Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums.
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  10. ^ Former Canadian Pacific Railway (VIA Rail) Station. Canadian Register of Historic Places.
  11. ^ "Farmers' Market one step closer to new home". CBC News, October 2, 2012.
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  14. ^ a b "Muirheads sells to office supply giant Grand & Toy". Northern Life, March 19, 2006.
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  16. ^ "Brewer Lofts condo plan takes another step forward". Northern Life, November 25, 2016.
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