Sudbury District

Grand Opening for Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North's Sudbury ReStore

Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North celebrates the official opening of Sudbury’s ReStore



Sudbury, ON – This weekend marked the official Grand Opening of the new and improved Sudbury ReStore at 799 Notre Dame Avenue.


On Friday evening, Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North staff, donors and sponsors of the organization were joined by Mayor Brian Bigger in an official wood breaking (ribbon cutting) ceremony. Attendees were encouraged to enjoy refreshments as they toured the ReStore.


“Thank you to all my staff and volunteers for really going above and beyond in making sure our VIP event and grand opening were fantastic,” says Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North Sudbury ReStore manager Stephanie Long.


The new location features a revamped, fully-stocked lighting department, a large storage area with a variety of building supplies and an extensive floor space for home furnishing. And with 11,000 square feet of space available, the new ReStore is more than double the size of the retired 4,000-square-foot Barry Downe Road location.


Bigger thanked Habitat for their contributions to the community and spoke about combining resources with the city in order to provide subsidized housing to local residents. Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North President and Chair Michael Price also joined in the ribbon cutting ceremony and talked about the potential for the new store to increase revenues that will then be filtered back into the community to help break the cycle of poverty.


The celebrations carried into Saturday as the community was invited to again enjoy refreshments while shopping. In addition, the first 200 customers through the doors on Saturday received a 25 per cent off coupon.


“We want to thank all those who made our grand opening celebration possible,” said Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North’s Director of Development Britta Gerwin. “This newer, much larger location will have such a positive impact in the Sudbury community and will continue to allow the organization to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.”



Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North is a non-profit organization working to break the cycle of poverty by building homes and promoting affordable homeownership, through the mobilization of volunteers and community partners. Find out more about the organization by visiting


For more information on the Sudbury ReStore or to partner with Habitat for Humanity, contact Habitat’s Director of Development Britta Gerwin at (705) 646-0106 ext. 205 or email


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Katelyn Dingman, Communications Officer

(705) 646-0106 ext. 208;