Location of Valley East within Greater Sudbury.
|Ward||5, 6, 7|
|• City Councillors||Robert Kirwan, René Lapierre, Mike Jakubo|
|• Governing Body||Greater Sudbury City Council|
|• MPs||Marc Serré (Liberal)|
|• MPPs||France Gélinas (NDP)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Postal Code FSA|
|Website||Valley East Community Action Network|
First incorporated in 1973 as a separate town within the Regional Municipality of Sudbury, Valley East was so named because it comprised the eastern half of the Sudbury Basin. The largest of the six towns in the Regional Municipality, it was reincorporated as a city in 1997 due to continued population growth. On January 1, 2001, the city and the Regional Municipality were dissolved and amalgamated into the city of Greater Sudbury.
Before the amalgamation, Valley East was Northern Ontario's sixth-largest city, ranking after Timmins and before Kenora. According to the Canadian census of 2001, the last one that recorded Valley East as a separate entity, the city had a population of 22,374.
In the Canada 2011 Census, Valley East's main neighbourhoods were grouped as the population centre (or urban area) of Valley East, with a population of 20,676 and a population density of 368.9/km2, although the boundaries of the urban area do not correspond to those of the former municipality.
Valley East is now divided between Wards 5, 6 and 7 on Greater Sudbury City Council, and is represented by councillors Robert Kirwan, René Lapierre and Mike Jakubo .
The former city houses two francophone secondary schools, as well as two anglophone secondary schools, the second of which opened after the amalgamation into Greater Sudbury.
Valley East DaysEdit
Valley East Days is the largest Free Family Festival in Northern Ontario, and celebrated its 43rd year in 2018. This three-day long festival has included big musical acts, such as Trooper & Chilliwack in 2017. The festival typically attracts over 25,000 patrons.
- Canada 2011 Census Community Profiles: Population Centre of Valley East. Statistics Canada.
- "Valley East Days". Valley East Days. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
- "Trooper raises a little hell at Valley East Days". Sudbury.com. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
- "Valley East Days - Sudbury Families". sudburyfamilies.ca. Retrieved 2018-06-19.