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Thunder Bay (City of)

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  • Thunder Bay is the largest community on Lake Superior: with a population of 109,140, it is the most populous municipality in Northwestern Ontario and the second most populous in Northern Ontario after Greater Sudbury
  • Thunder Bay takes its name from the immense bay at the head of Lake Superior, known on 18th century French maps as "Baie du Tonnerre", and is often referred to as the Lakehead because of its location at the head of the Great Lakes
  • Thunder Bay is the sunniest city in eastern Canada with an average of 2167.7 hours of bright sunshine each year
Governed by an elected council of 13 members: the Mayor, 5 Councillors-at-Large and 7 Ward Councillors, municipal elections are held every 4 years
Programs / Services
Legal Status
Government - City
Web Site
807-625-2230 - City Hall
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Ken Boshcoff
Phone: 807-625-3600
Mailing Address
PO Box 800
Thunder Bay, ON, P7C 5K4