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Culture Vibes Open House

Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2024 10:52 AM

The City of Thunder Bay invites residents to come and learn more about what’s in store for arts, culture and heritage as the Recreation and Culture division presents the draft framework for its new Culture Plan. The drop-in style evening event, “Culture Vibes”, features live music and art activities, while also offering the public an opportunity to influence future strategies and cultural development in support of the arts, heritage, and cultural sector.

“The plan will help ensure that the...

Outdoor Rinks Closed for the Season

Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2024 09:59 AM

Due to recent rain and warm temperatures causing significant deterioration in ice conditions at outdoor rinks, all rinks, except for the refrigerated rink at Prince Arthur’s Landing, are now closed for the season.

“The recent warm weather has caused the ice surfaces to soften and given the additional above-zero temperatures forecasted for the foreseeable future, we have made the decision to close the rinks for the season,” said Cory Halvorsen, Manager, Parks & Open Spaces. “The refrigerated rink...

Water Main Repair Work May Cause Discoloured Water

Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2024 09:06 AM

The repair work required to fix a leak on a north-side trunk water main has been completed and the main will be returned to service Thursday morning. No disruptions to the water supply are expected, but residents should be aware that the work may cause discoloured water on the north side of the city.

In addition, water pressure, taste or clarity could be affected for short periods.

If you notice any changes to your water, please follow the steps below:

  1. Do not open any HOT water taps.
  2. Open only one...

A house under construction

Apply online for Building Permits in Thunder Bay

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 02:52 PM

Contractors and do-it-yourselfers can now apply and pay for all residential building permits online, making it easier to build and develop in Thunder Bay.

The Property and Permits Portal has expanded to accept all types of residential building permit applications. The system also allows users to track the progress of building permits submitted through the Portal, and the public to search for work taking place in their neighbourhood.

Prior to the launch of the Portal, contractors and homeowners...

Aerial view of Thunder Bay

City looks for feedback on updated Urban Design Guidelines

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024 11:44 AM

After a decade of being in effect, the City’s Planning Division will update the Urban Design Guidelines. Changes to the Zoning By-law and evolving best practices mean the current guidelines no longer reflect the best ways to get people to visit, work or live in a particular area.

The guidelines address issues not covered through the Zoning By-law such as accessibility, parking, landscaping, lighting, and stormwater management. The guidelines are often used by planning staff to determine if a...