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It’s true what they say—the three most important things when it comes to business success are location, location, location. Sudbury is the epicentre of Northern Ontario, strategically located to help your business thrive. Sudbury is a world class mining centre and also a regional centre in financial and business services, tourism, health care, research, education and government.
On the map
We are located in Northern Ontario, an area that stretches from the Quebec border to the eastern shore of Lake Superior, and north to the James Bay and Hudson Bay coastlines. At 3,627 sq. km, the City of Greater Sudbury is geographically the largest municipality in Ontario and the second largest in Canada. It is an established and growing metropolis on the Canadian Shield and in the Great Lakes Basin.
We are 390 km (242 miles) north of Toronto, 290 km (180 miles) east of Sault Ste. Marie and 483 km (300 miles) west of Ottawa, which makes us the heart of northern business activity.
Transportation and Proximity to Markets
Sudbury is the meeting place of three major highways (Hwy 17, Hwy 69 – just North of the 400 – and Hwy 144). We are a regional hub for hundreds of thousands of Ontario residents who live in nearby communities and come to the city to see family and friends, take part in educational, cultural and entertainment experiences, and to go shopping and conduct business in the area.
The Greater Sudbury Airport is one of Northern Ontario’s busiest and is currently served by Air Canada, Bearskin Airlines, Porter Airlines and Sunwing Airlines. Air Canada offers daily flights to and from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, which provide worldwide connections, while Porter Airlines offers daily service to and from downtown’s Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which connects passengers to various Canadian and U.S. destinations. Regular scheduled flights provided by Bearskin Airlines offer air service to and from many Northeastern Ontario centres.
Both Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway identify Sudbury as a destination and transfer point for goods and passengers traveling north and south in Ontario. The convergence of CNR and CPR in Sudbury also connects travelers and transported goods from the east and west coastlines of Canada.
Sudbury is just a short 55 minute flight or 4 hour drive to Toronto. Looking to do business internationally? You can access any of Ontario’s International Airports within a six hour drive, or reach a Canada-US Border in 3.5 hours.
View the maps section of our website to see how close Sudbury is to other major markets.
Learn more about transportation, parking and roads in Greater Sudbury.
With a growing network of nearly 100 km of dedicated cycling facilities and even more multi-use trails, discovering Greater Sudbury by bicycle or on foot has never been easier or more enjoyable. Locally, there are a growing number of bike friendly businesses who are eager to welcome you and annual active transportation events like the Bush Pig Open, Mayor’s Bike Ride and the Sudbury Camino provide endless opportunities for you to get outside and enjoy our great northern lifestyle. For its efforts in investing in infrastructure and promoting cycling as a healthy and fun way to experience our community, Greater Sudbury has been recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community, one of only 44 such designated communities in Ontario.
Dreaming of owning a downtown shop or business? Learn more about what’s happening in Downtown Sudbury.
Our team, on location
Our team can help you with current market conditions to find your ideal location and customized business development data. Learn more about us and how we can help you make the most of your business in one of the largest land masses in the country.
No matter which route you choose, all roads to economic opportunity in Northern Ontario lead to Sudbury.