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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...

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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...

Let the Winter Games Begin!

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024 07:43 AM

The Thunder Bay 2024 Ontario Winter Games, presented by Hydro One, are kicking off today as athletes from across the province begin to arrive in the city and the first of two opening ceremonies begin at 5 pm.

“We are so excited to be kicking off the 2024 Ontario Winter Games here in Thunder Bay,” said Barry Streib, Chair – Organizing Committee. “It’s been 50 years since we’ve had the opportunity to host, and we can’t wait to show the participants and their families the hospitality of our great...

Trunk Water Main Repair May Cause Discoloured Water

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024 04:13 PM

Emergency repairs to fix a leak on a north-side trunk water main may cause discoloured water for some residents.

The repair work is currently underway and anticipated to be completed by the end of the week. Residents should not expect any disruptions to their water supply but should be aware that the work may cause discoloured water at times. 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...

City introduces interactive light experience at SnowDay on the Waterfront

Posted on Friday, February 09, 2024 01:37 PM

The City of Thunder Bay is excited to announce this year’s extended SnowDay on the Waterfront event, presented by Ontario Power Generation, on the Family Day weekend – Sunday, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 19 at Marina Park.

This year’s event will feature a temporary public art installation, Exposure, which is a unique and interactive experience for event attendees. Visitors can interact with the installation and play with light using a light source such as a cellphone’s flashlight or glow stick. For...