The City of Thunder Bay strives to be one of the "best-run cities in Canada". The City's performance is measured in a variety of ways.

Annual report

Each year, the City prepares an annual report that gives an update on the priorities identified in the Strategic Plan, and includes the annual financial statements. Previous year's financial statements are also available.

Credit rating

S&P Global Ratings have reaffirmed the City's credit rating of AA Stable based on strong budgetary performance, prudent financial management practices, low municipal debt burden, and excellent liquidity balances. The stable outlook reflects S&P Global's expectation that over the next two years the City will continue to experience strong budgetary results that will help maintain healthy reserve and liquidity balances and decreasing debt burden.

BMA Municipal Study

The City of Thunder Bay participates in a municipal comparative study conducted by BMA Management Consulting Inc.

In 2021, 114 cities including Thunder Bay took part in a study done by BMA Management Consulting Inc. that compared financial information, user fees, tax policies and rates, sewer and water services, and taxes as a percentage of income.

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