Update on City Services Including Closure of Recreation Facilities

March 16, 2020 – The City of Thunder Bay is closing the Canada Games Complex, 55+ Centre and other recreation facilities, effective until further notice, as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The City continued to work closely over the weekend with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and community partners to monitor developments and respond appropriately to COVID-19.


“While today the community has been told there is no confirmed case in Thunder Bay, the health and safety of our residents and employees is paramount,” said Mayor Bill Mauro. “We are being responsible and acting out of an abundance of caution – this is the time of year when residents return from travel outside the country and we need to pull together as a community to do everything possible to slow the entry and spread of COVID-19 in Thunder Bay.


Residents can do their part. We should all take immediate steps to protect our loved ones and those who are at high risk by using social distancing and proper hygiene. We must all stay home if we are sick or showing any symptoms. We are all in this unprecedented situation together.”


Closure of Recreation Facilities and Programs

The following facilities and their programs will close at the end of business today until further notice:


  • Canada Games Complex, our largest recreational facility
  • Other Aquatic Venues: Churchill Pool & Volunteer Pool and Community Centre
  • Arenas: Fort William Gardens, Neebing, Delaney, Port Arthur, Grandview, Current River.
  • Older Adult Centres: 55 Plus Centre and West Arthur Community Centre
  • Community Centres: including volunteer-board operated community centres (West Thunder, Current River, North End, Oliver Road, North McIntyre, Jumbo Gardens, South Neebing, Vale, Vickers Heights)
  • Kinsmen Youth Centre
  • Baggage Building Arts Centre
  • Water Garden Pavilion


For more information:


Community Centres offer neighbourhood and community-based programs and events. A brief overview  of the programming, events and services offered by each Centre can be found in the Community Centre section of the current edition of The Key. The contact information for each of the Centres is listed below.

View Community Centres Directory

Watch for our listing of Community Centre Events - coming soon!


Current River Community Centre - 450 Dewe Ave.


450 Dewe Ave.
PO Box 22010
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7A 8A8

Phone: 807-683-8451

Fax: 807-683-3601

For more information, visit our website.

President: Arlene Halverson

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm

Manager: Pat Baker

Meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month. Everyone welcome!

Rentals: The Cedar Star Room Boardroom and a small meeting room are available for rentals. We can provide full banquet catering services, as well as catering for luncheons, teas, showers etc. We have plenty of daytime space open for classes, programs, seminars and meetings. Call Pat Baker, Hall Manager, to book your event.

Family memberships: $5 per family

Jumbo Gardens Recreation Centre - 330 Toivo St.


330 Toivo St.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 6K8

Phone: 807-621-0035 - Recreation & Culture Division

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Recreation & Culture)

Rentals: No one time rentals at this time.

For more information, visit us on Facebook.

North End Community Centre - 954 Huron Ave.


954 Huron Ave.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7A 6L4

Phone: 807-345-1951

President: TBA

Rentals: Call Brandon at 620-2196 to rent the hall for birthday parties, showers, shags, and other events.


North McIntyre Rec Centre - 2051 Government Road


2051 Government Rd.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7G 2E9

Phone: 807-767-1400

Office Hours: Monday - Wednesday 11:30am - 3:30pm, Thursday 2 - 5 pm


You can also follow us on Facebook.


President: Carolyn Simerson

Rentals: Having a wedding, shower, shag, meeting, reunion, anniversary, party? Let us help. The Main Hall (heritage Hall) seats 175 people and the upstairs hall (Pioneer Room) seats 70. All halls have limited wheelchair accessibility (call the office to discuss your needs).

Oliver Road Community Centre - 563 Oliver Rd.

Address :

563 Oliver Rd.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 2H2

Phone: 807-345-9531

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm & Thursday 6:00 - 8:00pm

President: Wilma Wood

Meetings: First Thursday of October, February and June at 7pm. Everyone is welcome!

Rentals: Features two rooms - the Main Hall (capacity 170) and the Oliver Room (capacity 80) that provide rental space for weddings, showers, socials, anniversaries, meetings and special parties. Enjoy the use of our large projection screen for showing slides/movies over our stage. We offer FULL banquet catering: hot meals, cold plates, sandwiches, etc. Be sure to ask for a menu!

Memberships : $5

South Neebing Community Centre - 1841 Mountain Rd.


1841 Mountain Rd., RR #4
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7J 1C9

Phone: 807-475-4622

Rentals: Call 621-9060
President: John Tyson

Vale Community Centre - 420 Vale Ave.


420 Vale Ave.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7C 5E7

Phone: 807-621-0035 Recreation & Culture Division

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm (Rec & Culture Division)

Rentals: No one-time rentals at this time.

Vickers Heights Community Centre - 1695 Broadway Ave.


1695 Broadway Ave.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7C 5N5

Phone: 807-577-4041


Website: (Online Hall Reservations)

Meetings: Board meetings take place on the 4th Monday of each other month at 7 pm starting in September.

Rentals: Call Leila at 807-577-8596. The hall is available for showers, birthday parties, meetings, or classes. We have a great location, easy access, reasonable rates.

President: Randy Creighton

President Phone: 807-577-9067

Volunteer Pool Community Centre - 180 Martha St.


180 Martha St.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7A 8C1

Phone: 807-625-3524

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

West Arthur Community Centre - 1914 West Arthur St.


1914 West Arthur St.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7K 1C7

Phone: 807-577-6661


Facebook: West Arthur Community Centre

Office Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday to Friday

Room Rentals: Looking for a place to have an anniversary party, baby  shower, birthday party (any age) bridal shower, family    reunion, luncheon, funeral gathering, meetings of any size, or a workshop? We have a large hall as well as smaller meeting rooms available.

Call 577-6661 to inquire about room rentals.

West Thunder Community Centre - 915 Edward St. S.


915 South Edward St.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7E 6R2

Phone: 807-475-9396

Fax: 807-473-9055


Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm. The office is normally closed on weekends and holidays. Phone messages are picked up regularly.

Meetings: Board Meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of the Month (September - June).


Board Room Capacity - 16 people

Multipurpose Rooms Capacity - 50 people

Half-Main Hall Capacity - 75 people

Full Main Hall Capacity - 300 people

All rooms are fully air-conditioned and our facilities are fully wheelchair accessible. Our gymnasium features basketball, volleyball, badminton and disking courts.

Memberships: Seniors - $5, Regular - $10, Family - $15

President: Jane Eddington


Become a Community Centre volunteer! Here are just a few reasons to volunteer at a centre near you:

  • Meet new people
  • Use your skills and learn new ones
  • Take an active role in your community
  • Make a difference
  • Help build community spirit and stronger neighbourhoods
  • Volunteer work looks great on a resume
  • Make new friends
  • Have fun!

Contact one of the centres above to ask how you can get involved, or call 807-621-0035.

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