The Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay has identified the need to replace the Fort William Gardens with a new Event Centre, which is proposed in the City's Renew Thunder Bay Plan as a high-priority five-year legacy project.
The Corporate Report, including the consultants' recommendations for a Downtown/Waterfront site and direction to move forward to Phase 3, went to City Council on Nov. 26, 2012 and was approved following a third and final Public Information Session held at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on Nov. 21. Over 400 people attended the final information session and 545 people followed the live stream.
Based on the Phase 2 Feasibility Study, the proposed Event Centre will have significant one-time and ongoing direct economic benefits to the City.
The City of Thunder Bay is requesting Expressions of Interest (RFEI) from potential investors and business partners for the proposed Event Centre as part of the Phase 3 process. The RFEI documents can be viewed at www.thunderbay.ca/bids