Downtown Waterfront Master Plan

The City of North Bay, in partnership with a consultant team lead by Brook McIlroy, is undertaking a 10 month study for the North Bay Downtown Waterfront Master Plan. The Study will focus on 4 major tasks:

  • Downtown Waterfront Area Visioning
  • Draft Land-Use and Urban Design Plan; Main Street Streetscape Concept
  • Downtown Waterfront Draft Urban Design Guidelines
  • Implementation; Zoning By-law Amendments

The Land Use and Urban Design Plan will be an overreaching vision and demonstration plan for the Downtown Waterfront, and will coordinate the ongoing Waterfront work with this vision. It will also guide the balancing of area wide design quality with unique elements within it, identify areas to the preserved and changed and serve as a guide for future municipal work.

Anticipated project schedule:

Public consultation will be ongoing throughout the project. We encourage you to become engaged and stay up to date on the project by visiting this project website and by following the City on Facebook and Twitter.

Public Consultation Event #2

The City of North Bay and Brook McIlroy invite you to participate in a Consultation Workshop for the Downtown Waterfront. The consultation is intended to gather feedback from the public on design options for the Downtown Waterfront Master Plan and provide direction on the character of Main Street. The options to be presented at this workshop have been based on feedback and ideas generated through consultations held throughout the summer, with the public and stakeholders.

This is your opportunity to shape the vision for the Downtown Waterfront Area. The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday September 27th, 2016 at 6pm at the North Bay Area Museum, 100 Ferguson St.


The Design Workshop will include presentations highlighting proposed options for the study area and examples of successful areas from similar communities. Discussion groups of 6-8 will be formed, each with a facilitator, and asked to participate in 2 exercises:

• discuss the proposed master plan options

• discuss the revitalization options for Main Street

The resulting input will be summarized to guide the work of the Consultant Team for the remainder of the project. The preliminary schedule for the Design Workshop is as follows:

Workshop Schedule: 6pm to 8:30pm

North Bay Area Museum - Second floor, 100 Ferguson St


As space is limited please confirm your attendance with the City by September 26, 2016

Kathleen Fralic, Development Planner

705-474-0400 ext 2402

Online Survey

The Online Survey is now closed. Thank you to those who participated. A summary of the feedback will be provided at our next public meeting session in September.

Farmers' Market - August 17

Thank you to everyone who came out to see us at the Farmers' Market on August 17 - we had a great turnout and appreciate your input in the process. A summary of the feedback will be provided at our next public meeting session in September.

Public Consultation Event #1 June 23, 2016

Several key elements that the workshop addressed include:

  1. How to optimize and enhance existing retail patterns
  2. How to harmonize new uses with existing uses
  3. How to improve the pedestrian environment
  4. How to improve existing open spaces and waterfront with better connections
  5. What the program and character of the existing waterfront areas should be
  6. General ‘green’ strategies for the area

Documents from the Public Consultation Event #1


Beverley Hillier
 Manager, Planning Services
 (705) 474-0400 x2403
Kathleen Fralic
 Development Planner/Grant Accessing Program (GAP) Coordinator
 (705) 474-0400 x 2402