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Downtown Waterfront Master Plan

Project Overview

The Downtown Waterfront Master Plan capitalizes on ways to improve connections between the downtown and the waterfront. By reflecting North Bay's Indigenous history in meaningful ways and creating new centres of activity (both indoors and outdoors),  a vibrant downtown & waterfront can be maintained year round.  

Click here to visit the main DWMP webpage

Study was commissioned

The Master Plan was commissioned by the City in Spring of 2016 and was carried over a 10-month period.

Final draft

The final draft of the Master Plan was presented to City Council in March of 2017. 

Official Plan Amendment 

Policies within the City's Official Plan were amended to reflect key policy recommendations in the Master Plan. 

Zoning By-law Amendment

The Zoning By-law was amended to reflect the zoning recommendations in the Master Plan. 

Adoption of Plan by City Council

City Council adopted the Master Plan as a vision for Downtown Waterfront redevelopment and long-term capital planning in October 2019. 


Key Dates

Wednesday June 17 2020
Opening of Rotary Splash Pad

Wednesday September 02 2020
Growth Community Improvement Plan official launch

Tuesday November 16 2021
City Council Adopts Parks Master Plan

Friday April 15 2022
Opening of Multi Use Recreational Courts


Joel Therrien

Special Projects Development Planner (705) 474-0400 ext. 2404