North Bay Feature

North Bay photographer Patrick Gilbert is showcasing his hometown through a series of corporate videos for the City of North Bay.
Photographer reinventing the corporate videoThe prospect of shooting mundane corporate videos may pay the bills, but it really didn’t stir Patrick Gilbert’s creative juices.So the North Bay photographer and multi-media producer decided to create a demonstration project that would showcase his full range of ability and skill.Gilbert wanted a corporate video that didn’t look corporate; something that was deeply personal, that lived and breathed the lives of the people he was profiling.“I’d done some corporate videos, but I was havin...

North Bay News

MP asks for federal review of Ontera sale
In taking his cue from North Bay Mayor Al McDonald, Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin has filed a request to the federal competition commissioner to review the sale of Ontera by the provincial government to Bell Aliant.More than 40 unionized positions are being chopped at the former telcom arm of ...
Northern mayors plan their next moves
The Northern mayors of Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Timmins, North Bay, Kenora and Kapuskasing, with their CAO’s, are huddling in North Bay for a meeting of the Northern Ontario Large Urban Mayors, July 3.Thunder Bay mayor Keith Hobbs and David Canfield of Kenora will participate by conf...
Swiss satellite company coming to North Bay
North Bay’s Aerospace Centre at Jack Garland Airport is attracting a European satellite company by teaming up with Canadore College.Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin expects to make a major announcement, June 26, involving a partnership between the college’s Aviation Technology Centre and Swiss Sp...
Canadore nets $2 million for aviation campus
Canadore College in North Bay has received $2 million in federal funding for a new composites research facility that will serve the aviation industry, and has secured its first private partnership with Swiss Space Systems (S3).The Advanced Composite Fabrication, Repair and Test Centre (ACRCT), t...

North Bay Community Profile

Quick Facts  2013 Municipal Tax Rate 

Population: 53,651

Location: 3.5-hr drive from Toronto and Ottawa

Main industries: mining supply and services, health, aerospace, ICT, and advanced manufacturing 

Commercial occupied: 

3.84% (municipal + education)

Industrial occupied:

3.18% (municipal + education)

Target Growth Areas  Real Estate 


Advanced manufacturing

Mining supply and services

Information communications technology (ICT)

Average cost of a four-bedroom home: $240,000 for detached bungalow

 Developments for 2014  Top 5 Employers 

McKeown Avenue

Expansion at (North Bay Jack Garland Airport) 


North Bay Regional Health Centre

School Boards

Canadian Forces Base North Bay

Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

Provincial Government