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The Engineering Division is responsible for the long-range planning, design, construction supervision and records management for storm drainage systems; sanitary sewage collection and treatment; water supply, treatment and distribution; roads and bridges. The Engineering Division also tracks repairs made to the streets by outside agencies through the use of the Utility Location Permit applicationDriveway permit applications for residential and other uses are also administered by the Engineering Division.


  • Internal Consultant to Infrastructure & Operations Department
  • Administration, development and maintenance of Thunder Bay's Parks & Open Spaces
  • Responsible for majority of: surveying, design, contract administration and inspection for the annual paving and road reconstruction programs, local sewer and water and road projects
  • Regularly reports on road work ahead (during construction season)
  • Design and implementation of traffic control systems
  • Establishment of development standards, administration and monitoring of site control planning and land subdivision control agreements
  • Design and contract administration of street lighting upgrade works
  • Annual inspection of bridges and culverts


Neighbourhood Master Stormwater Drainage Study "Final Report" Hatch MacDonald Adobe PDF, 96 pages, 13 MB
Appendices A, B & C to the Stormwater Drainage Study
2016 Engineering Development Standards "Revisions Only"
2016 Engineering Development Standards "Complete"
Parks Division Standards and Specifications refer here.

City of Thunder Bay


Victoriaville Civic Centre      

111 Syndicate Ave S, 2nd Fl P.O. Box 800

Thunder Bay ON P7E 6S4

Tel: (807) 625-2266
After hours: (807) 625-2195
Fax: (807) 625-3588
Director: Kayla Dixon


Applications for Sewer and Water Connections

Tel: (807) 625-2287

Design of Street Lighting and Traffic Signals

Tel: (807) 625-2266

Traffic & Parking Concerns

Tel: (807) 625-2265

Servicing of Land, Subdivision & Development Agreements

Tel: (807) 625-2444

Drainage & Lot Grading

Tel: (807) 625-2266