Reimagining the North Core Streetscapes

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Thunder Bay North Core Streetscapes areaThe City of Thunder Bay is embarking on a once-in-a-generation opportunity to redesign the streets in the North Core Downtown. This opportunity exists because the watermains and sewers below the street are at the end of their useful life, and need to be replaced.

The boundary of the “Reimagining the North Core Streetscapes” Study includes the North Core Downtown BIA that extends from (S) Pearl to (N) Van Norman Streets & (W) Algoma to (E) Water Street.

We Need Your Input!

To begin the community conversation about how to redesign the North Core Downtown’s streets, the City has launched the Reimagining the North Core Streetscapes Study. This study includes the analysis of existing infrastructure and site conditions, traffic/transit/parking use modelling, contextual analysis to see how the area connects to the greater city, and how these streetscapes and public spaces support local businesses and public activities.

  • In late winter 2021, the project design team kicked off the public engagement process with the online “Call for Input and Ideas Survey”. Over 600 people sent responses - thank you!

  • On April 6, 2021, the Project Team presented a webinar with interactive Q&A, entitled "Help Reimagine North Core Streetscapes." Over 100 individuals registered and attended - thank you! The webinar included a half-hour presentation on feedback from the previous survey, and possible concept designs. The project is still in its initial stages, and input received is most helpful.

    Didn't make it to the April 6 webinar? Follow the link below for a recording of the presentation and Q&A session, with accompanying transcript.

"Help Reimagine North Core Streetscapes" Webinar & Q&A Recording:
tinyurl.com/north-core-webinar1

When you have viewed the webinar, we invite you to scroll to the bottom of the page and leave your comments
in "Feedback Form for Webinar 1." Thank you!

north core possible streetscape conceptPossible streetscape concept




The objective of our surveys and webinars is to invite the entire community’s input and involvement in the planning and design development process. The City wants to ensure that the North Core Streetscapes and Downtown are inclusive, accessible, imaginative, innovative, and future-proof to adapt to the needs of tomorrow.

View larger versions of these North Core Streetscape information boards.

Reimagining Thunder Bay North Core Display Board 1


Reimagining Thunder Bay North Core Display Board 2


Thunder Bay North Core Streetscapes areaThe City of Thunder Bay is embarking on a once-in-a-generation opportunity to redesign the streets in the North Core Downtown. This opportunity exists because the watermains and sewers below the street are at the end of their useful life, and need to be replaced.

The boundary of the “Reimagining the North Core Streetscapes” Study includes the North Core Downtown BIA that extends from (S) Pearl to (N) Van Norman Streets & (W) Algoma to (E) Water Street.

We Need Your Input!

To begin the community conversation about how to redesign the North Core Downtown’s streets, the City has launched the Reimagining the North Core Streetscapes Study. This study includes the analysis of existing infrastructure and site conditions, traffic/transit/parking use modelling, contextual analysis to see how the area connects to the greater city, and how these streetscapes and public spaces support local businesses and public activities.

  • In late winter 2021, the project design team kicked off the public engagement process with the online “Call for Input and Ideas Survey”. Over 600 people sent responses - thank you!

  • On April 6, 2021, the Project Team presented a webinar with interactive Q&A, entitled "Help Reimagine North Core Streetscapes." Over 100 individuals registered and attended - thank you! The webinar included a half-hour presentation on feedback from the previous survey, and possible concept designs. The project is still in its initial stages, and input received is most helpful.

    Didn't make it to the April 6 webinar? Follow the link below for a recording of the presentation and Q&A session, with accompanying transcript.

"Help Reimagine North Core Streetscapes" Webinar & Q&A Recording:
tinyurl.com/north-core-webinar1

When you have viewed the webinar, we invite you to scroll to the bottom of the page and leave your comments
in "Feedback Form for Webinar 1." Thank you!

north core possible streetscape conceptPossible streetscape concept




The objective of our surveys and webinars is to invite the entire community’s input and involvement in the planning and design development process. The City wants to ensure that the North Core Streetscapes and Downtown are inclusive, accessible, imaginative, innovative, and future-proof to adapt to the needs of tomorrow.

View larger versions of these North Core Streetscape information boards.

Reimagining Thunder Bay North Core Display Board 1


Reimagining Thunder Bay North Core Display Board 2