This is a space for members like you. Come here to access the resources you need, get involved with our initiatives, and stay up to date on important information.
Members of Downtown North Bay & Waterfront are businesses within the Downtown North Bay boundaries. There are many ways that you, as a member business, can benefit from the Downtown's activities and initiatives, including an increased number of visitors to your business, boosted awareness and increased customer retention.
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Here's a calendar that shows information such as events, holidays, PD Days, schedule changes for garbage, time changes, and more.
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We also use the social media channels below to highlight events, and share community news and photos. We are also happy to like, share and reply to a mix of our members’ social media posts, so be sure to a. tag our account names on all platforms, and b. use one of the hashtags below in your posts.
The City of North Bay has adopted the Sidewalk Patio Policy in order to grant businesses in the Downtown Improvement Area the opportunity to apply to receive non-exclusive use of publicly owned sidewalks and on-street parking spaces in front of their buildings to permit the establishment of sidewalk patios. Sidewalk patios will be permitted from the Victoria Day long weekend in May to the Thanksgiving long weekend in October. The establishment of sidewalk patios will enhance the downtown streetscape, helping to create an inviting and vibrant area where residents and visitors will want to spend time.
Information can be found on the City of North Bay's website here: https://www.northbay.ca/services-payments/building-development/downtown-sidewalk-patios/
As a Downtown North Bay & Waterfront member business, you should already have a free listing. Please check to make sure your business and the right information appear there, including:
We use these three tools to keep members and the public informed of what’s going on in Downtown North Bay & Waterfront:
Find our current and past newsletters here.
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The office is now collecting information on incidents that happen within the Downtown North Bay boundaries.
We have set up a Google form to collect the reports, and you can choose to have a copy sent to yourself once you've filled it out.
Peer Outreach and Security Team P.O.S.T. is a joint ‘pilot’ project, supported by NB City Council and funded by the municipality to provide visible assistance and support to the growing vulnerable population and its intersection with the downtown businesses and patrons, our waterfront, and visitors. The pilot recently expanded its reach to include Cassell Street up to King. The pilot pairs a peer outreach worker from True-Self, and a security guard from Securiguard to provide ‘visible’ support for the vulnerable, and a resource for the business community and patrons.
It is important to note, the primary function of the teams is less about Security, and more about visible and tactile connection for those that are vulnerable and unhoused. Security is present to assist and provide security support and will call police if needed. The team connects resources where needed, deal with persons in distress, erratic behaviors, sleeping on premises, and concerns for personal well being. The team will, and have, moved individuals along where there is lawful authority to do so (drug use, blocking access, erratic behaviors, criminality), while providing connections/referrals to resources. Outreach members wear OUTREACH jackets alongside their security partners for increased visibility.
The pilot has been extended until April 30, 2024, and currently operates 8am-8pm Monday through Sunday. You can connect with POST for non-police matters by calling 705-498-9482 during deployment hours, or leave a message. Police responses can be directed via 911 in emergencies, or the main line 705-472-1234.
Read about what we’re working on. The minutes from our monthly board meetings outline what issues we are discussing and the decisions we’ve made.
Want access to our annual budget? We’re happy to provide it!
Our budget outlines Downtown North Bay & Waterfront’s income and expenses every year. If you are a member who would like to see our budget, contact us directly to request an electronic copy.
An email invitation was sent to the membership on Thursday, January 18, 2024 with notification of a meeting to present the 2024 budget on Monday, January 29, 2024 at 10am. Members are invited to join us at Opera Bakery Cafe starting at 9:30am with the budget presentation starting at 10am.
Email the office for an invitation to these meetings.
You can find reports from committee meetings here.