North Bay is incredibly fortunate to have a large and publicly accessible waterfront in such close proximity to the Downtown Core. This asset is much loved by residents and appreciated by visitors and greatly contributes to North Bay’s reputation as a dynamic centre in Northern Ontario.
Historically, the rail lines located between the Downtown Core and the Waterfront have made physical connections between these two entities very difficult. The construction of the pedestrian underpass in 2009 has improved this connection, but more work needs to be done moving forward.
The Downtown Waterfront Master Plan (DWMP), completed in 2017, capitalizes on opportunities to:
North Bay's Downtown Waterfront is unified in a comprehensive long-term vision that brings together economic strength, social parity, environmental sustainability and cultural vibrancy.
These projects and initiatives serve to improve our Downtown Waterfront through physical development and policy initiatives.
The Growth Community Improvement Plan team implemented a number of changes to the Façade Improvement Grant. These changes are intended to create a higher standard for façade improvement proposals.