Airport Community Improvement Plan

North Bay's Jack Garland Airport is situated at the northern portion of the City, accessible by Airport Road. NBJGA is 1 of only 15 airports in Canada and the only airport in Northern Ontario to have a 10,000-foot runway. This feature is a tremendous asset for the region, enabling the community to accept aircraft of all sizes. Several companies utilize this capability to ship large products throughout the world. The runway is also frequently used by airlines as an emergency diversion destination.

Based on existing operations, both aerospace and general industrial, NBJGA is well suited to accommodate the community's future industrial growth. Existing uses already situated in the vicinity of the airport would be compatible with further industrial development. With over 1,000 acres of publicly-owned, vacant land, and opportunities for airside locations, North Bay Jack Garland Airport can house a wide range of new developments.

A series of investments by the City of North Bay has extended full municipal services to the first phase of these lands. Currently, 120 acres of serviced industrial development lands are available. The implementation of the Airport Community Improvement Plan is expected to assist in the development of these lands.

To help private sector proponents overcome the financial barriers associated with new development, the City of North Bay has launched the Airport Community Improvement Plan, which provides a combination of financial incentives.

The goal of the ACIP is to successfully develop an attractive Airport Industrial Business Park. The objectives of this Plan to reach this goal are:

  • To stimulate the development of new employment lands
  • To help facilitate the growth of the aerospace sector and complimentary industrial and industrial service uses
  • To ensure North Bay is competitive in attracting new and follow-on investment
  • To support and grow the North Bay Jack Garland Airport
  • To stimulate sustainable development
  • To support our Industrial Diversification Strategy
  • To provide employment opportunities needed to retain and attract skilled workers
  • Youth retention

The ACIP investment incentives include:

  • Municipal Fee Rebate Program
  • Tax Assistance Program
  • Landfill Tipping Fee Reduction

Please review the ACIP and guidelines for more information and detail on the financial incentives and eligibility criteria.



Beverley Hillier
 Manager, Planning & Building Services
 (705) 474-0400 x2403
Adam Curran
 Policy & Business Development Planner
 (705) 474-0400 x 2402