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Archival Series Thunder Bay Records

The City of Thunder Bay was established in 1970 through the amalgamation of the cities of Port Arthur and Fort William and the townships of Neebing and McIntyre.

The City of Thunder Bay Archives uses four categories to describe how access may be granted to archival records:

(A) Fully Accessible
(A*) Records in question are generally available for public use, but some files may be restricted. Archives staff will perform a quick review upon request for access and may require you to file a formal request for some files or documents.
(RST) Records are restricted and require a formal request for access. Access to records may be denied based on restrictions in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. A research agreement may need to be signed prior to having access to these records.
(PIB) These records are a Personal Information Bank and may only be accessed by the person to whom the records relate, or that person's representative.
Series without a classification code have not yet been designated, but are also be subject to Freedom of Information/Privacy legislation

Requests for records classified as Restricted may be redirected as formal requests under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. In any case, requests for access will be processed as quickly as possible but cannot be done on the spot.

On most computers, you can search any of the finding aid PDF documents once opened by pressing CTRL-F or selecting "Find." 


 

Series 40

(A)

Series 41

(A)

Series 42

(A)

Series 43

(A)

Series 61
  • Employee Relations Committee Files, 1981-1992
(RST)

Series 92

(A)

Series 97

(A*)

Series 98

(A)

Series 112

(A*)

Series 117

(A*)

Series 120

(A*)

Series 125

(A)

Series 126

(RST)

Series 128

(A) 

Series 129

(A) 

Series 130

(A) 

Series 131

(A) 

Series 132

(A) 

Series 135

(RST)

Series 136

(RST)

Series 141 

(A)

Series 142

  • Police Services Board (formerly Board of Commissioners of Police) Agendas, 1970-2000
  • Further accruals expected.
  • File List  Adobe PDF, 22 pages, 37 KB

(RST)

Series 143 (RST)

Series 144

(A)

Series 148

(A)

Series 149

(A)

Series 150

(A)

Series 151

(A*)

Series 152

(A)

Series 153

(A*)

Series 154 (PIB)
Series 155 (PIB)

Series 156

(A*)

Series 159

(A)

Series 165

(A*)

Series 175

(A)

Series 176

(A*)

Series 194

(A)

Series 196

  • Police Services Board Operations Files, 1964-1993

(RST)

Series 197

(A*)

Series 198

(A*)

Series 200

(A)

Series 202

(A)

Series 203 (RST)

Series 205

(A*)

Series 216

(RST)

Series 217

  • General Manager's Division Files - Corporate Services, 1965, 1986, 1993-1996, 1997

(RST)

Series 219

(A)

Series 220 (RST)

Series 222

(A*)

Series 223

(RST)

Series 226

(RST)

Series 227

(RST)

Series 228

  • Board of Commissioners of Police Minutes, 1975-1993

(A*)

Series 229

(RST)

Series 230

(RST)

Series 231

(RST)

Series 232

(A)

Series 234 (A)

Series 235

(RST)

Series 236

(RST)

Series 239

(A)

Series 240

(A*)

Series 241 (A*)
Series 242 (A*)
Series 243 (A*)

Series 244

(A)

Series 246 (RST)
Series 247 (RST)
Series 248 (A*)
Series 252 (A*)
Series 253 (A)

Series 254

(RST)

Series 255 (RST)
Series 256 (RST)
Series 257 (RST)
Series 258 (A)
Series 259 (A)
Series 260

(A)

Series 261 (A*)
Series 265 (A*)
Series 275 (A*)
Series 286 (A*)
Series 288 (RST)
Series 290 (A*)
Series 291 (RST)
Series 297 (A*)
Series 298
(PIB)
Series 299 (A*)
Series 300 (A*)
Series 301 (A*)
Series 302 (A*)
Series 303 (A*)
Series 306 (A)
Series 307 (RST) 
Series 311 (A)
Series 316 (A*)
Series 317 (RST)
Series 318 (RST)
Series 319 (A*)
Series 320 (A*)
Series 322 (A*)
Series 323 (A*)
Series 324
  • Roads Administration Files
(A*)
Series 325 (A*)
Series 326
  • Thunder Bay Realty Services Administrative Files
(A*)
Series 327 (A)
Series 328
Series 330 (RST)
Series 331 (A*)
Series 332 (A*)
Series 333
  • Homes for the Aged Business Office Clerk's Files
(A*)
Series 334 (RST)
Series 335 (A*)
Series 337 (RST)
Series 338
  • Thunder Bay Environmental Auditor's Reference Files
(RST)
Series 339 (A*)
Series 340
  • Thunder Bay Water Treatment Plant Central Filing System
(A*)
Series 341
  • Thunder Bay Water Pollution Control Plant Central Filing System
(A*)
Series 342 (A)
Series 343
  • Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) and Ontario Home Renewal Program (OHRP) Files, 1975-1999
  • File List Adobe PDF, 2 pages, 9 KB
(RST)
Series 344
  • Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) and Ontario Home Renewal Program (OHRP) Administrative Files, 1974-1994
  • File List  Adobe PDF, 3 pages, 11 KB
(RST)
Series 346
  • Fire Insurance Plans - Port Arthur
(A*)
Series 349 (A)
Series 350 (A*)
Series 351
  • 55 Plus Centre Administrative Files
(A*)
Series 352
  • Volunteer Committee Files
(A*)
Series 353
  • Children's Festival Files
(A*)
Series 354 (A)
Series 355
  • Physician Recruitment Program Administration Files
(A*)
Series 357 (RST)
Series 358 (A)
Series 359 (A)
Series 360 (A)
Series 361 (A)
Series 362 (A)
Series 363 (A*)
Series 384 (A)
Series 385 (A)
Series 386 (A*)
Series 388 (A)
Series 389 (A*)
Series 401 (A)
Series 402 (A*)
Series 403 (A)
Series 404  (RST) 
Series 407 (A)
Series 408  (A*)  
Series 409 (RST)
Series 410 (A*)
Series 412 (A*)
Series 413  (A) 
Series 414  (A*) 
Series 430  (A) 
Series 431  (A*) 
Series 432    
Series 433 (A*) 
Series 435 (A*)
Series 436  (A*)  
Series 437 (RST) 
Series 440  (A) 
Series 444  (A) 
Series 447  (A*) 
Series 448 (A) 
Series 449  (RST) 
Series 452 (A) 
Series 453 (A) 
Series 454  (A) 
Series 456 (A)
Series 457  (A) 
Series 458  (A) 
Series 459  (A) 
Series 463  (A*) 
Series 465  (A*) 
Series 467  (A) 
Series 468  (A)  
Series 469  (A*) 
Series 470   (RST) 
Series 475   (A*)  
Series 478  (A) 
Series 479  (A*) 
Series 481  (A)   
Series 482   (A) 
 Series 483 (A*)

Many of the series for which file lists are not available have not yet been fully processed, and as such are not yet available to the public. If you wish to view any of these records, contact the City Archives.

Vital Records

Access to vital records is governed by the Vital Statistics Act (1990).

Records will be made available after a period of:

  • 95 years (records of births)
  • 80 years (records of marriages)
  • 70 years (records of deaths)

For any record more recent, all requests for access should be directed to:

  • The Office of the Registrar General
  • P.O. Box 4600
  • 189 Red River Road
  • Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 6L8
  • 1-800-461-2156
  • InfoMGS@ontario.ca 

File titles and descriptions are listed as they appear in the original records and have not been edited. These file listings may therefore contain variant spellings, inaccuracies, or terms that are now considered offensive. They have been left in the original format for historical authenticity.