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City Council Meetings

City Council and Committee of the Whole meetings are held on Mondays and are open to the public. All meetings will be held at City Hall and air live on Shaw TV Cable 10 or Tbaytel Digital TV on Channel 110. Citizens can also view Meetings live online.


Schedules, Agendas and MinuteS

How Decisions are Made

Council and Committee of the Whole meetings are held in accordance with By-law No. 128 - 2012 (see PDF link below). Members of City Council participate in Committee of the Whole meetings to examine and review corporate reports and recommendations from administration. Each month, Committee of the Whole sessions are held for: 

  • Community Services
  • Planning
  • Operations
  • Administrative Services

Members of Council, by resolution, make decisions out of those meetings that are then ratified at Council meetings. Other committees are established by Council to undertake statutory responsibilities as delegated by Council or to implement policies approved by Council including:

  • Committee of Adjustment
  • Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Ad Hoc Advisory Committees as approved at the discretion of Council to review a specific issue within a specified timeframe

Read By-law No. 128 - 2012  Adobe PDF, 34 pages, 329 KB

Your Input

City Council and Administration welcome your input on the issues that concern residents and organizations in Thunder Bay. Residents and businesses can arrange to have a letter included in an agenda or to make a presentation or deputation to a committee by writing to the City Clerk.

Citizens are also welcome to submit petitions to the Office of the City Clerk.

City of Thunder Bay Petition Policy and Information: Adobe PDF, 3 pages, 97KB

City of Thunder Bay
Office of the City Clerk


City Hall,3rd floor, 500 Donald E. Street, PO Box 800, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5K4

Tel: (807) 625-2230
Fax: (807) 623-5468