City Council and Committee of the Whole meetings are held on Mondays as per the approved calendar.  All meetings will be held at City Hall and are currently running with electronic and in-person participation due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Residents can view meetings live on Shaw Spotlight Channel 10 or Tbaytel Digital TV on Channel 110, currently the gallery is not open to the public for in person attendance.  Media is able to participate in person by reserving a space in advance by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at 625-2230 or by contacting OfficeoftheCityClerk@thunderbay.ca – spaces are limited and must be secured in advance (no later than 3 p.m. on Mondays).  Pre-screening is required prior to entrance of the building.  Physical distancing is in place and masks are required.  Deputations can be requested by contacting the Office of the City Clerk by phone at 625-2230 or by filling out the online form.  Deputations are currently available via MS Teams, in writing, via phone (audio) or by using the kiosk in the lobby of City Hall. 

Citizens can also watch meetings online. 

Read more about meetings of City Council and view the online meeting calendar.

Meeting agendas

July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
 February 2021
 January 2021

*If you require an accessible electronic PDF version of the January 25, 2021 Committee of the Whole Additional Information 2 package, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 625-2230

*If you require an accessible electronic PDF version of the SNEMS Strategic Plan, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 625-2230

*If you require an accessible electronic PDF version of the Long Term Financial Overview, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 625-2230.

View Past Agendas: 2018 - 2020

Meeting minutes

July 2021
  • July 26, 2021 City Council
  • July 26, 2021 Committee of the Whole 
  • July 19, 2021 City Council 
  • July 19, 2021 Committee of the Whole
 June 2021
 May 2021
 April 2021
 March 2021
February 2021
January 2021

View Past Meeting Minutes: 2018 - 2020

Upcoming City Council meetings

How decisions are made

Council and Committee of the Whole meetings are held in accordance with the

Council & Committees Procedural By-law No. 128 - 2012. Members of City Council participate in Committee of the Whole meetings to examine and review corporate reports and recommendations from administration. Each month, Committee of the Whole sessions are held for:

  • Community Services
  • Planning
  • Operations
  • Administrative Services

Members of Council, by resolution, make decisions out of Committee of the Whole meetings and then they are ratified at City Council meetings. Other committees are established by Council to undertake statutory responsibilities as delegated by Council or to implement policies approved by Council including:

  • Committee of Adjustment
  • Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Ad Hoc Advisory Committees as approved at the discretion of Council to review a specific issue within a specified timeframe

Your input

City Council and Administration welcome your input on the issues that concern residents and organizations in Thunder Bay. You can submit a request to speak to City Council by filling out this Request to Speak to Council form (Coming Soon) or by writing to the Office of the City Clerk.

Citizens are also welcome to submit petitions to the Office of the City Clerk.

Questions regarding Committee of the Whole and City Council meetings can be directed to the Office of the City Clerk.

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