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When connecting with you, we will be clear: What is the goal? What are we hoping for? What can you expect? Learn more about our Public Engagement Framework. The City of Thunder Bay is guided by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2 ) Spectrum of Public Participation.

Check back for updates and new opportunities to get involved. 

Open engagements

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Cannabis Retail Stores - Community Feedback Survey

We have a one-time window to make a decision about whether to “opt out” of allowing private sector cannabis retail stores within Thunder Bay. Have your say. Take the online survey to share your views. Survey closes Jan. 2, 2019, 12 pm.

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Backlanes Forward - The Laneway Visioning Project

Have your say on how to transform the city’s laneways. Complete the online survey, or drop in to one of our two interactive visioning sessions on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Victoriaville Mall Village Green, from 2:30 - 4:30 pm or 5:30 - 7:30 pm. View the map and learn more

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Past engagements

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Development of Parkdale Park Open House

Thank you to all those who attended the open house or submitted comments online for the development of Parkdale Park. 

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Woodcrest Park Concept Plan Open House

Thank you all those who attended the open house or submitted comments online for the development of Woodcrest Park.  View the Woodcrest Park Concept Plan Option 1 and the Woodcrest Park Concept Plan Option 2 which were presented. Comment is now closed.

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Live on the Waterfront Survey

Thank you for filling out our Live on the Waterfront Survey.  This is now closed.  Your feedback will help us plan for another great Live on the Waterfront next summer. 

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Movie Nights on the Waterfront Survey

Thank you for filling in our Movie Nights on the Waterfront Survey.  This survey is now closed.  Your feedback will help ensure great Movie Nights next summer for all to enjoy. 

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McIntyre Floodway Pedestrian/Cyclist Bridge Open House

The City hosted an Open House on the proposed new pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the McIntyre Floodway on Oct. 4.  Thank you for all those who attended and provided feedback on this proposal.

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North Neebing Park Concept Plan Open House

The City has been working to create a concept plan that will help guide the future redevelopment of North Neebing Park. Thank you to all who attended the Oct. 4, Open House and provided input. 

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Mayor's Community Safety Award Nominations

The Mayor's Community Safety Awards celebrate Thunder Bay citizens and groups that make our community safer. Nominations for the Awards closed on Oct. 5. Learn more about the awards.

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Designated Truck Route Public Open House

A Public Open House on the development of the new Designated Truck Route was held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at the Italian Cultural Centre. The information gathered at this session will help to inform a report on the development of a designated truck route for the City. Thank you to all those who attended and shared their input. 

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Public Engagement Framework

A public engagment framework was developed through consultation with more than 250 people who shared their views on the best way to engage in the development of City programs, services and policies. The draft framework was made available for public review and input from July 23 - Aug. 20. Read the citizen input and how the framework was adapted to reflect these comments.

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Proposed Chapples Park Indoor Turf Facility

The City is considering a proposed indoor turf facility at Chapples Park. The business concept plan for an indoor turf facility was developed by Soccer Northwest Ontario (SNO), the local sport governing body for soccer in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario, through community engagement and in partnership with City. 

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Website User Testing

The City has recently launched our new website. We are continually looking at ways we can improve the new site to best meet user needs. A website user testing session was held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, to provide feedback on the new site. Based on the feedback the website will continue to be adapted to best meet the needs of citizens.

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Citizen Satisfaction Survey 

Conducted every two years by telephone, the statistically valid survey seeks input from citizens on City services and their thoughts on priorities. It includes a wide range of topics including the most important issues facing the community, quality of life, importance of and satisfaction with municipal services, and communication needs.

Past Citizen Satisfaction Surveys 

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