It was originally founded as a Jesuit mission in 1882, and rose to sudden wealth upon the discovery of nickel ore there the next year.
Today, Sudbury is known for its French heritage and influence, Franco-Canadian culture, environmentalism, warm summers, mining, arts scene, and large number of lakes.
People Born in Sudbury
Sudbury in People's Lives
Margaret Atwood: I traveled here in 2009, having chosen this city as the location for my 70th birthday gala. The party was at Laurentian University. My reason for choosing this city as the location was its encouraging environmentalism, and in my speech I praised the city, calling it "a symbol of hope."
Tatiana Maslany: I traveled here in 2012 to film scenes of the movie Cas & Dylan.