This morning CBC radio's Morning North featured a segment on a recent donation to the Sudbury Archives. Hearing about community archival donations on local media is a rare occurrence so it was nice to see community interest in the Sudbury Archives. Details on the recent donation can be seen here.The Sudbury Archives was established relatively … Continue reading City of Greater Sudbury Archives
I have a new post over on Activehistory.ca, "Sudbury: The Journey from Moonscape to Sustainably Green." The post looks at the impact of mining on the environmental landscape in Sudbury and the ongoing efforts to repair the industrial damage to the land.
Bates Hall, reading roomMorning North recently featured a segment on the facebook page "Sudbury's Fine Past & Future Let's Reminisce." The page aims to share photographs and memories of Sudbury. The page has over two thousand likes and over 50 photo albums focusing on all aspects of Sudbury history including theaters, hospitals, streetcars, and neighborhoods. … Continue reading Community Archives and Sharing Information
The Marymount stairs in Sudbury, Ontario on Ste. Anne's Road are home to a community art project. The green stairs were once a safety concern for many local residents and many people did not feel safe using the stairs. Foliage has been removed and lighting increased to make the area more visible. Additionally, in an … Continue reading Community Art: The Green Stairs Project
This week's Northern Ontario historical image is of the Main Street of Sudbury, circa 1910. The image is from the Archives of Ontario and is part of the Photographs of the Audio-Visual Education Branch series.The Archives of Ontario also holds a number of historical maps of the communities within the Sudbury district. Many of these … Continue reading Main Street Sudbury, circa 1910
Sudbury is currently home to two iconic water towers, one on Pine street and the other on Pearl street. Both towers are in a state of disrepair and a debate over their restoration or demolition has been ongoing since 2008.The Pine street tower was built in 1946 and was used for 50 years. The city's … Continue reading Sudbury’s water towers
The Moulin à Fleur neighbourhood Sudbury located immediately north of the downtown core was one of the first neighbourhoods to develop outside of the original settlement. The most well known landmark in the area is the flour mill which gave the community its name. The mill silos will be 100 this year.This mill has long … Continue reading Built Heritage in Danger: Sudbury’s Flour Mill