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City Call for Talent, Vendors, Artists/Artisans and Community Groups

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 03:56 PM

The City of Thunder Bay is inviting talent, food vendors, event vendors, artists/ artisans and community groups to apply to participate in the City’s annual community events season.

The 2023 events season includes 19 event days, including two event series: Live on the Waterfront and Movie Nights in the Parks. All events are free to the public and collectively draw tens of thousands of attendees. 

The 2023 community events season includes:

  • Quest: May 12-13
  • Kite Festival: June 3-4
  • Canada Day on the...

Complex to close temporarily in June for maintenance

Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2023 11:48 AM

A report from Administration will be presented to City Council on March 6 recommending that a contract be awarded for significant maintenance and construction work at the Canada Games Complex.

Subject to Council’s approval, the facility will close for approximately four months, beginning on June 4. The cost of the work $3 million, and is being partially (80%) funded through the Federal Government’s Green and Inclusive Community Building Fund.

The anticipated work includes:

  • Replacement of the...

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Human Trafficking Session to Create Community Awareness

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 12:17 PM

The Thunder Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking and Community Safety & Well-Being Thunder Bay will host a free Human Trafficking Information Session for parents and caregivers today, Feb. 22, to mark the annual National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

The session, which takes place from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm at the Kinsmen Centre, 609 James St. N., includes information about what human trafficking is, risks and red flags, and how to talk to young people about this issue. Information from...

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Celebrate Family Day at SnowDay on the Waterfront

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2023 10:03 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is excited to announce SnowDay on the Waterfront, presented by Ontario Power Generation, this Family Day – Monday, Feb. 20. SnowDay on the Waterfront is an opportunity to spend time outdoors and enjoy various winter activities.  

The Snow Sculpture competition is set to return this year, weather dependant, with six teams taking part. This year’s theme is local landmarks and landscapes. Everyone is invited to come out and see the artistic creations and to cast their vote for...

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Future Housing and Land Needs Study now available for comment

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 10:53 AM

The City of Thunder Bay, along with consultants HTFC Planning and Design want to get the public’s input on how the future of housing could look in the city.

As part of the province’s Streamline Development Approvals Fund, the City is undertaking the Thunder Bay Housing Land Needs Study and Strategy. It will look at how land within the urban areas of the city can best be used for new housing development.

The study will examine where new housing could be built within the urban area, and develop a...