August 6, 2015 - On Wednesday, Aug. 5,  at approximately 5:40 pm, a single motor vehicle drove into the southwest corner of the Fort William Gardens. The facility was closed at the time of the incident and there were no injuries to facility staff or patrons.

The accident has caused significant damage to the facility. The vehicle travelled partially through the exterior wall creating a large hole in the wall. Damage to a number of stalls in the women's washroom on the interior of the facility also occurred. Assessment of the damage to the facility is underway and will include an assessment by a structural engineer. The extent of the damage and associated repair requirements will not be known until this assessment is complete.

There are no immediate upcoming facility bookings that will be affected by the incident. The Fort William Gardens Box Office remains open regular summer hours of 10:30 am-12:30 pm and 1:30 pm-2:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Inquiries regarding the accident should be directed to Thunder Bay Police. Additional information regarding the damage to the facility will be released as it becomes available.

Contact: Leah Bayly - Manager, Cultural Development & Events, 625-2416 or