Sudbury Ontario City Information information, listings and links
Here are some basic facts about Sudbury:
The City of Sudbury is nestled on the southern edge of the "Sudbury Basin" in Northern Ontario, the world’s largest nickel deposit, likely as a result of a meteor strike millions of years ago. The city sits on the Trans-Canada Highway connecting Western Canada to Toronto and to Ottawa and points east. The city is at 46 deg. 37 min. North latitude; and 80 deg. 48 min. West longitude, and lies 347 metres above sea level.. We are in Eastern standard time, The same as Toronto and New York, and 6 hours earlier than western Europe.
Sudbury was named after the town in Britain that is now best known as the birthplace of the artist, Thomas Gainsborough.
The population of the Sudbury Region is 151,000, down from its peak of 167,000 in 1977. The City of Sudbury has 92,000 residents.
The major industry in Sudbury reflects its mining strengths, with forestry and government services close behind.
It boasts an average of 2,059 hours of sunshine annually but because of its northern climate can expect snow in any month with an "R" in it.. Average temperature in January is -13°C .. Summer is hot and humid warm and dry with average temperatures of 18°C. Average annual rainfall is 861 mm (about 34 inches), and average monthly summer rainfall is less than 83 cm (3 inches), with September being the wettest month.
In the summer time, you can generally expect hot and sunny weather, with occasional precipitation. In the fall and spring time, expect cooler weather and cloud. The winters are typical of northern Canada, being both continuous and generally cold. Travellers should wear sweaters in fall, and appropriate warm coats and boots in the winter.
An approximate guide to Celsius Temperatures is as follows:
Sudbury a total of 861 millimetres (34 inches) of precipitation per year. You can expect precipitation the form of snow in any month whose name contains the letter "r").
Some hotels include tips or gratuities with group programs to simplify bookkeeping. This will usually include gratuities for housekeeping, bell service and food service. In a hotel, bell service should be tipped about $1 per bag, and housekeeping $1 to $5 dollars a day (in proportion to your room rate). Visitors should know that the standard tip in restaurants is 10%-15% (on restaurant bills, an average tip will be 50% higher the GST & tax), with 20% (about double the GST & tax) for very outstanding service. This is especially important for visitors from countries where tipping on meals is not done: here the waitering staff depend on tips for a significant portion of their incomes. Tip taxis about 10%, and a dollar a bag they carry for you (not just unload), or at the very least round fares up to the nearest dollar.