The Thunder Bay City Council passed By-law 1/2022 on the 11th day of April 2022, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended.

All comments received were considered as part of Council’s decision making process. Various modifications to the By-law were made in response to comments received. For more detailed information about modifications made please contact the Planning Services Division. Council has determined that the By-law is consistent with all relevant planning legislation and represents good planning.

The decision of City Council is final if a notice of appeal is not received before or on the last day for filing a notice of appeal, May 3rd, 2022.

Purpose and effect of by-law

The purpose of By-law 1/2022 is to pass the new comprehensive City of Thunder Bay Zoning By-law and repeal the existing Zoning By-law 100-2010.

The effect of By-law 1/2022 is to establish a regulatory framework for land use that conforms with the City of Thunder Bay Official Plan.

This By-law applies to all lands within the City of Thunder Bay.

How to appeal

Any person or public body may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) in respect of the By-law by completing the Appeal Form A1 available from the OLT website and submitting it to:

Krista Power, City Clerk

City Hall, 500 Donald St. E.

Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5V3

no later than the 3rd day of May 2022 The Appeal Form must set out the reasons for appeal, accompanied by the fee required by the Tribunal ($1100.00, certified cheque or money order payable to the Minister of Finance). 

Right to appeal

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Land Tribunal. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group.  However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf. 

No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at the public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Additional information

The lands to which this By-law applies are also the subject of various applications under the Planning Act. For details about active planning applications, please contact the Planning Services Division.

To view the new Zoning By-law and maps please visit the Rethink Zoning Get Involved page. The complete By-law is also available for inspection at the Office of the City Clerk in City Hall during regular office hours. Please call (807) 625-2230 for more information or to make an appointment. 

If you have any questions about this notice or you require accessible accommodations or materials, please contact the Planning Services Division by emailing Jillian Fazio at