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 strategy to increase the range of housing types. An increased supply and variety of housing types would encourage higher density with housing forms including apartments, duplexes and townhomes, along with the traditional single detached home.

“We want to hear the public’s ideas on the future of housing in Thunder Bay,” said Decio Lopes, Senior Planner – Planning Services.

“This includes where homes are built, the types of homes we want to see, and how we can make the city a more inclusive place to live.”

A survey, along with a mapping exercise, where participants can pin up their suggestions on a virtual map is now available. The survey and mapping exercise will be online until March 1, 2023.

To learn more, and participate, visit

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Decio Lopes, RPP, Senior Planner – Planning Services,, 807-625-2552  

Adam Kroeker, Associate – HTFC Planning & Design,, 204-944-9907, ext. 249