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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

Manipulating memories

Manipulating memories

Photography by James Ruddy will be on display at the Sudbury Theatre Centre from Jan. 8 to Feb. 11. The theatre is located at 170 Shaughnessy St. Free admission during box office hours Monday through Friday.Winter 2010Update: Photography by James Ruddy will be on display at the Sudbury Theatre Centre from Jan. 8 to Feb. [...]

November 1, 2010 James Ruddy Sudbury's Stories 0

French personality makes city unique

French personality makes city unique

One of the things visitors and newcomers notice quickly is Sudbury has a French accent. Winter 2010It’s not just roads signs in official languages. The French-Canadian community’s roots in the city go back to its founding in 1883. According to the Community Trends Report, in 2009, 39 percent of Sudbury residents described themselves as completely [...]

November 1, 2010 Victoria Salvas Sudbury's Stories 0

Sudbury is a one-arch town

Sudbury is a one-arch town

This family business got started in 1959. [...]

September 1, 2010 Heather Campbell Savour Sudbury, Sudbury's Stories 0

New signs downtown

New signs downtown

Downtown Sudbury has new street signs that celebrate the heritage of the area.Out with the old and in with the new. Visitors and citizens alike will have an easier time finding their way in Greater Sudbury’s downtown core thanks to new street name signs. The new signs have a heritage look and are emblazoned with [...]

August 12, 2010 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 0

Where’s the Big Penny?

Where’s the Big Penny?

In addition to the Big Nickel, Sudbury once had a big penny. Its whereabouts remain a mystery. The Big Nickel celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2009. The idea belongs to Ted Szilva. He suggested a coin park as a Centennial project when Canada celebrated its 100th birthday. The idea didn’t receive official sanction or support. [...]

July 6, 2010 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 0