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About Thunder Bay

About Thunder Bay

Located on the north shore of Lake Superior, under the protective watch of the Sleeping Giant, Thunder Bay is rich in people and resources, and connects Northwestern Ontario to the world. Thunder Bay has five Sister Cities through which economic development, education, friendship, goodwill, education, and tourism are promoted. 

We value our high quality of life and promote a clean, green, beautiful and healthy community that provides economic opportunity, respects diversity and provides affordable and safe neighbourhoods that are accessible to all. The 4th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey ranked Thunder Bay number one out of 227 international cities in Major Urban Markets for affordable housing.

Thunder Bay is the largest community on Lake Superior. With a population of 109,140, it is the most populous municipality in Northwestern Ontario.

The City of Thunder Bay provides a balance of services that improves our quality of life and supports our economy in a responsible manner. From parks and recreation to transportation, clean drinking water or waste management, Thunder Bay is always working to live up to our motto, Superior By Nature. To meet the future needs of our community, Thunder Bay is taking a strategic approach that makes the most of our City's strengths. Together, our community is working to achieve our top priorities:

  • a stronger and more diversified economy
  • a cleaner, greener, more beautiful and proud Thunder Bay
  • a high quality of life, and
  • being one of the best-run cities in Canada.

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