North Bay is developing a directory of the city’s goods and services, which is aimed at serving film and TV productions in the city.
The directory will include products from a range of vendors, from retail and restaurants to specialty items, aesthetics, and health-care services, as well as showcasing the local film infrastructure.
A collaborative initiative of the city, Tourism North Bay and the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce, the directory is expected to be launched in early 2022.
“We’ve been working hard to support the film and television industry over the past number of years because we know the important role that it can play in helping to grow the city’s economy and culture,” North Bay Mayor Al McDonald said in a Dec. 10 news release.
“The industry has created local employment opportunities and businesses like hotels, restaurants, gas stations and hardware stores all benefit whenever film productions come to town.”
Film and television has been a growing industry in the region. In 2021, North Bay hosted 17 productions, resulting in an economic impact of $31 million.
Once complete, the directory will be made available to productions that plan to begin filming in North Bay in the spring.
Vendors interested in being included in the directory can register here.