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When Paul Robeson came to Sudbury

When Paul Robeson came to Sudbury

When Paul Robeson came to SudburyPaul Robeson gave his first concert out the United States in Sudbury in 1956, after the American government lifted the travel ban on the renowned singer whose politics were not in favour in the McCarthy era.Spring 2012The Mine Mill hall hosted numerous cultural events in the 1950s: big city entertainment [...]

March 1, 2012 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 0

Sawchuk, the artist, the musician, the man

Sawchuk, the artist, the musician, the man

A multi-disciplined artist, Oryst Sawchuk defies simple classification. He is an architect, a graphic designer, a painter, a sculptor and a musician, as well as an urban planner, and a business and community leader. His artistic expression is rooted in social consciousness. Sawchuk won a Community Builders Award for Arts in 2010. “Ever since my [...]

November 1, 2011 Sudbury Living Magazine Arts, Sudbury's Stories 0

Spirit of ’83

Spirit of ’83

Sudbury doesn’t have a lot of public art but it has at least one piece that is worth bragging about. The Spirit of ’83, located at the corner of Paris and Brady streets, is the work of Canadian contemporary sculptor Colette Whiten. The English-born artist won the international competition for public art to celebrate the [...]

November 1, 2011 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 0

Photographer captures lost heritage

Photographer captures lost heritage

Sudbury photographer Jorge Cueto has published a collection of photographs he took at the old brewery on Lorne St. before it was purchased by  the owner  of Sookram Bus Lines.  His plans are to convert the historic property into a terminal for his bus charter and tour business. In August 2006, Northern Life reprinted an [...]

November 1, 2011 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 1

Memories of a Dirty Thirties survivor

Memories of a Dirty Thirties survivor

The first memory I have is running and playing in an empty lot, and I think it was off Frood Rd., in the Donovan. It represents a time in my life when my mother was running a rooming house to help meet the needs of the family. Dad was as an insurance agent. It was [...]

October 31, 2011 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 1

Thorneloe chapel gets makeover

Thorneloe chapel gets makeover

The new St. Mark’s Chapel will become a functional space for university classes, workshops, worship and prayer, and of course, home base for Thorneloe’s Summer Shakespeare program. One of the most distinctive buildings on the Laurentian University campus is getting a makeover. Major renovations are being made to St. Mark’s Chapel at Thorneloe University, one [...]

June 1, 2011 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 0

Sudbury’s water tower lives!

Sudbury’s water tower lives!

Citizens who care about heritage buildings cheered when the Pearl St. watertowers were given a second life as an advertising billboard. The water tower is not a heritage building but it can been from many parts of the city, and it is a landmark. Summer 2011The Sudbury Pearl St. Water Tower was designed and built [...]

June 1, 2011 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 0

The Rothschilds’ story

The Rothschilds’ story

The first LCBO in Sudbury after Prohibition was located in the Rothschild’s building. (2012) Cuetoimages Sam Rothschild was the first Jewish player in the NHL. His family were pioneer merchants in Sudbury. The family built an impressive building on Elgin St. at Cedar St.Summer 2011Samuel Rothschild, the first Jewish player in the NHL, was born [...]

June 1, 2011 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 0

Secrets of Sudbury #1

Secrets of Sudbury #1

Secrets of Sudbury #1Web exclusive: Secrets of Sudbury. A is for Architecture.Summer 2011  A few of the city’s heritage buildings have missed the wreaker’s ball. Here are some favourites: The former CPR telegraph and ticket office, Elgin St. at Elm St. W. This building was constructed in 1914 and served as one of the largest [...]

June 1, 2011 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 0

Capreol landmark comes down

Capreol landmark comes down

The CN building’s administration offices in Capreol has come down. This week witnessed the demolition of another structure in downtown Capreol. It has fallen victim to neglect! The administration offices of the CN Building on Front St. (that was built in 1961) is now a part of town history. For 10 years this section of the [...]

January 17, 2011 David Bateman Sudbury's Stories 0