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Thunder Bay (City of)


Search Agency Service

Currently closed due to COVID-19
  • Preserves, promotes and makes public the City's corporate history
  • Documents in the collection assist in researching a family's past, the history of a home, the history of the City and its services and attractions
  • Part of the World War One Thunder Bay Centennial Project
  • Maintains a Flickr site with historical photos of the City of Thunder Bay
  • Offers tours and public open houses throughout the year
  • Collections List can be viewed on the website; in person research requires no appointment, but if reference help is required from an archivist, call or email ahead
Due to COVID-19 the Harry Kirk Archives and Records Centre is closed. Please email if you have any questions.
Hours of Operation
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Currently closed due to COVID-19Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
No restrictions
Application Process
  • When visiting for the first time, a Research Application will be required
  • For current City records or records that are not yet in the public City Archives, a Freedom of Information request must be submitted
Fees - copies of photos and documents; other fees may apply
Documents Required
Valid identification is necessary to complete the Research Application
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government
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Last Verified On
January 9, 2021