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Downtown Sudbury (Sudbury Metro Centre) is your Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA) Association, dedicated to the growth of Downtown through policy development, advocacy, special events and economic development. All 90+ property owners and 400+ businesses that own or lease property within Downtown Sudbury are members. On their behalf, Downtown Sudbury is proactive in terms of programs and the promotion of area interests.


  • Established in 1977, through the Ontario Municipal Act and a By-Law of the City of Greater Sudbury
  • One of over 310+ BIAs (Business Improvement Areas) throughout the Province
  • Early focus was primarily on beautification and marketing/events
  • Today, the organization has evolved into the leading agency for Downtown Economic Development
  • As a Business Improvement Area, is the largest concentration of small business, financial & medical services, government & entertainment for the City of Greater Sudbury and Northern Ontario
  • Managed by a Volunteer Board of Directors, directly elected by the Downtown Businesses and Property Owners
  • Represents approximately 90 Downtown Property Owners … 400+ Businesses & Services … 7,500+ employees
  • Is a private sector driven, not-for-profit organization, representing Downtown Businesses & Property Owners
  • Is funded directly by the private sector
  • Works for the collective needs of ‘Downtowners’: advocacy, advertising, special events, communications, networking, parking, street beautification, security, safety, economic development

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