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Waterfront Fast Fact #23: The Woodside Foundry (a.k.a. Port Arthur Iron Works) was considered for Heritage Building status. However, because it was constructed of wood, it was deemed too expensive to preserve and was demolished in 1995.

Reports on the Thunder Bay Waterfront

North area of the Waterfront - 1981

The 1975 Thunder Bay Waterfront Park Report catalyzed the developments from the last 35+ years and was responsible for highlighting the philosophy that the Waterfront should be an asset for the public of Thunder Bay. Many other reports, with various foci, followed over the years.

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July 1975: Thunder Bay Waterfront Park

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July 1983: Marina / Waterfront Park Study and Results

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September 1990: Waterfront Tourism & Recreation Plan – City of Thunder Bay – Final Report

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January 1998: The Next Wave – Charting a New Course for Thunder Bay’s Waterfront - January 1998

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