Property – Land Description

The property has approximately 405 feet of frontage on the north side of Pearl Street, together with frontage on the south side of Fairview Avenue, which is very steep and generally inaccessible. It is irregular in shape and total area has been estimated at 1.28 acres or 55,900 ft.². These dimensions have been scaled from drawings provided it should be verified through survey. Services available to the neighbourhood include municipal sewer and water, natural gas, telephone, Hydro, police and fire protection and all other amenities unusual to the area.


Topography of the site carries widely from level at road grade to steep cliff. The portion improved with the water tank is generally level, cleared, accessible and landscaped, while the remainder is generally high rock outcrop and natural vegetation. The site is generally level with Pearl Street, but rises considerably above Fairview Avenue. Municipal sewer and water are located at the Pearl Street frontage. The unopened laneway is generally gravel packed and slightly above road grade.

Sudbury Water Tower – Panoramic 360 degrees view.  

The Sudbury Water Tower property is located on the periphery of Sudbury's downtown core and is bounded by Pearl St., Fairview Avenue and Montebello Street. This is one of the oldest residential areas in the city and has improved with a mixture of single and multifamily dwellings. Properties are generally well-maintained and at least partly modernized.  A fairly popular rental and resale area overall due to its walking distance to the downtown core.



The subject property is improved with a municipal water storage tank with a capacity of 1,000,000 gallons. This is a massive steel structure with the chronology: age estimated at 50-55 years old and is in average to good condition. A chain-link security fence surrounds the water tank.


Established Re-occuring Revenue Source:  5 x Artboards: ($1,200 –$2,500ea. (x5) per month)Sudbury's ‘Artboards’ located on Sudbury's Largest, Most Visible and Popular Landmark. Measuring 32'(h) x 20'(w). 


Land use control

The amending zoning bylaw 2010 – 80Z  was passed by city Council on April 28, 2010.

The subject property is zoned "C-3-Special”, Limited Commercial Zone.   By law specifies that the only permitted uses shall be commercial office space, banquet facilities, restaurant uses with the existing structure, multiple dwellings (condos), and a maximum of 12 advertising signs, measuring 20’ x 32’.   In the event the advertising signs are lit, the lights will be turned off between the hours of 12 AM(midnight) and 7 AM. (Artboard lights are on timers)



Land Specifications

Location:  Lots 6 to 10, Plan 28-S-B being Parts 14 to 18 and 20, Plan 53R-17879, Part of Lots 33 to 38, Plan 28-S-A being Parts 2 and 4 to 8, Plan 53R-17879 and Part of Pearl Street, Plan 28-S-A, being Parts 9 to 13, Plan 53R-17879, Lot 5, Concession 4, Township of McKim, Pearl Street, Sudbury


Water Tower Specifications

Canadian Patent No                        326161

US Patent No                                  1844854

Volume                                            1,000,000 imperial gallons radial cone bottom tank

Height to Underside of Bowl                 – 76 feet

Diameter of Bowl                                  – 96 feet

Height of Bowl                                      – 36 feet

Centre Cylinder                                    – 8 feet

Tower Legs Diameter Spacing             – 4 feet 4 inches diameter at 75 feet 

330 Tonnes of Steel