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Official Plan

This Official Plan is our municipality's principal land use policy document. It describes the kind of community that we wish to evolve into with goals, objectives and policies that function as a guide for land use planning decisions within the City of Thunder Bay.

2018 Official Plan Adobe PDF, 134 pages, 9.5 MB
2018 Official Plan - Handout Adobe PDF, 2 pages, 310 KB
Presentation Boards Adobe PDF, 5 pages, 314 KB
Official Plan Map A - General Land Use 
Official Plan Map B - Environmental Protection
Official Plan Map C - Rural
Official Plan Map D - Residential
Official Plan Map E - Commercial
Official Plan Map F - Industrial

Purpose of the Official PlanOP trees

This Official Plan provides direction on how to implement the Provincial Policy Statement, advance Council’s strategic goals, and adapt to the changing needs of the community. It seeks to guide the City to become environmentally sustainable, healthy, safe, livable, vibrant, connected, strong, prosperous, and resilient to the impacts of climate change.  

The vision of this Official Plan will be realized through actions by City residents, businesses, non-profit agencies, government agencies, and private investment and development.

  • November 6 – Open House, Fort William First Nation Community Centre, 6:30 pm
  • November 7 – Drop-in Displays, City Hall Foyer, 10 am - 12 noon
  • November 8 – Open House, Italian Cultural Centre, 4-7 pm
  • November 9 – Drop-in Displays, City Hall Foyer, 12 noon to 2 pm

Read the Official Plan in view
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View the previous Draft Official Land Use Plan 2014