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Whalen Building Office Space for Lease

James Whalen BuildingThe James Whalen Building is primed for new commercial business. Already tenanted with law offices, a public utility administrative headquarters, financial investment companies, a multinational conglomerate, a clinical research company and others, the building maintains its Class ‘A’ reputation. 

The City is seeking potential tenants who are growing employers to be part of this opportunity. Sectors like technological, medical research, mining, financial firms, regional administration or supporting uses such as consulting or legal offices.

About the Building

With sweeping views of the harbour and an abundance of historical elegance, the eight-story office building was designed in the early 1900’s. Constructed in 1913, the building was named after its original founder and owner. It has been declared as a Heritage Building under the Ontario Heritage Act.  

With its unique glazed terra cotta exterior displaying ornamental carved faces, lions, shields and foliage, this building was the City’s first and tallest ‘Chicago style’ skyscraper. Renovations to the second and sixth floors have all the modern features of a brand new high-end office building. All floors will ultimately be renovated to similar standards.


James Whalen Building
34 Cumberland St. N.
Thunder Bay, ON
P7C 5K4

Fast Facts

  • 20,000 square feet available
  • Spaces ranging from 870 sq. feet to whole floors of 7700 sq. feet
  • $4 million of extensive renovations on floors 3, 4 & 5 completed
  • Renewal strategy adopted by Council proposes $11 million investment over the next 12 years

Whalen Building Leasing Information Sheet Adobe PDF, 1 page, 210 KB


For more information, call Realty Services at 625-3199