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Pioneer Ridge

A Place to Live Well

Pioneer Ridge The name reflects our respect for the founders of our city.  It honours the people who had the strength of character and the commitment to build a home for their families and carve a livelihood from the land.

At Pioneer Ridge, we strive to maintain each person’s individuality and encourage independence through quality nursing care, life enrichment programs, balanced nutrition, and social and spiritual opportunities. Our facility has 150 Long Term Care beds.

Designed for Innovative Care

Many special features have been built into Pioneer Ridge, including:
  • Two units specially designed for residents with cognitive challenges, Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias
  • A kitchen with the capacity to prepare 2,000 meals a day 
  • A state of the art fire protection and detection system
  • A smoke-free environment
  • Two therapeutic parks enclosed in a secure area for enjoying the outdoors with access from the first level
  • A link to Jasper Place Supportive Housing complex through an enclosed access hall from the Upper Plaza
  • 45 space junior day care centre (operated by the City of Thunder Bay)
Kitchen Pioneer-Jasper Link

Come Home to Pioneer Ridge

We invite you to come in and take a closer look. Our long term care home offers:  

  • 4 resident care floors
  • Hair care area for men & women
  • Restorative care/rehabilitation area equipped to help you maintain or improve functional abilities
  • Coffee shop for visitors
  • Auditorium
  • Resident laundry area
Cafeteria-Coffee Shop  Auditorium 


Pioneer Ridge BPSO Spotlight Candidate

With its goal to continue expand on its quality improvement journey, Pioneer Ridge sought the opportunity to partner with RNAO in the LTC-BPSO program by submitting a proposal to become a Best Practice Spotlight Organization candidate in December 2014.  Pioneer Ridge was a successful candidate, commencing its candidacy in April 2015.  In this partnership with RNAO, Pioneer Ridge will continue to promote quality resident care by integrating evidence-based practices.

More Information on the Registered Nurse Association of Ontario Best Practice Spotlight Organizationlinks to external site

Pioneer Ridge LTC-BPSO Candidate Information  (264 KB, 1 page)

Pioneer Ridge Contact

Address:750 Tungsten Street, Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 6R1

If you have questions or require further information please do not hesitate to contact our Administrative Offices.

Administrative Office

Tel:  (807) 684-3910  Fax:  (807) 684-3916 

Lee Mesic, Administrator

Tel:  (807) 684-3917  Email: 

Traci Fisher-Zaiser, Director of Nursing

Tel:  (807) 684-3922  Email: