Reimaging Sudbury: Sudbury 2050 – Urban Design Competition announces finalists

The Sudbury 2050 — Urban Design Competition has announced the finalists.

Led by the McEwen School of Architecture (MSoA) in collaboration with the community, the competition challenged entrants to create a new vision for the urban core of the City of Greater Sudbury.

Entrants were invited to select one or more programs including a new library, art gallery, conference centre, and performance centre, new housing typologies for a range of incomes, reimagining the space occupied by the railway lines, and a new arena and event centre.

The competition includes $63,000 in prizes, with awards for the best professional entry, best student entry, and a People’s Choice award.



Sève (Canada)

  • Collectif Escargo: Karyna St-Pierre, Julie Parenteau, Émilie Labrousse, Pierre-Yves Diehl

Rewilding (Canada)


  • Sahana Dharmaraj, Jenna Lamb, Anastasia Renaud, Taylor Um, Kevan Cress, Shannon McMillan

Alimentary Urbanism (Canada)

  • Jesse LeCavalier, Jake Rosenwald, Jennifer Chau, Tran Michael Wideman, Connor Stevens, Siqi Wang

Pollinating Sudbury (US)

  • Dongsei Kim, Tommy Yang

Northern Traction (Canada)

northern traction

  • Zain Karsan, Natalie Bellefleur

The Woods Fellowship (Canada)

  • Alexander Cassini, Daniela Leon, Christopher Alton

Sudbury Center: Growing The Forest City (US)

  • Eric Pearse

Ma-sh-ki-ki-ke: A story of healing, pour nous et pour la terre (Canada)

  • Emilio Portal, Matthew Hunter, Jayden Daoust, Elyse Portal, William Morin, Miranda Virtanen, Naomi Grant, Cora-Rae Silk, Camille Tremblay Beaulieu, Simon Blakeley, Rebecca Elphick, Megan Tran


Collective City (Canada)

  • Jesse Martyn

Green Railway: Connecting People (Romania)

  • Cristian Ovidiu Pavel

Urban Constellation: Sudbury, a dreaming city (France)

Dreaming City

  • Gaël Biache, Elise Dalmasso

Bold & Beautiful (Singapore/Thailand/Hong Kong)

  • Bryan Jian Hao Goh, Charmaine Chua Wei Ying, Chun Ho Christopher Wong, Nabhatsorn Na Thalang, Rachel Yi En Chiam, and Tessa Hui Zhi Tan

Re-Stitched (Canada)

  • Aidan Lucas, Maeve Macdonald


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