Welcome to the Downtown North Bay & Waterfront members’ page!

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.


Who is a Downtown North Bay & Waterfront member?

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.

Have questions about your membership? Contact us.

Are you a new member? Let’s chat.

Check out our membership handbook.


Downtown North Bay Boundaries

Tell us about your events!

Be sure to send your event notices, job postings, media features our way so we can include them in our newsletters, and talk about them on social media: Tell us about your event


Tag us on social media!

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.

  • Facebook: @DowntownNorthBay
  • Instagram: @downtownnorthbay
  • Hashtags we actively follow:
    #downtownnorthbay #northbayontario #loveyourdowntown #dtnb #downtownnorthbayandwaterfront 


Be in touch!

  • Visit our office: 205 Main Street East, in the Chamber of Commerce office.
  • Call: 705-472-8480 x233
  • Email our staff:


Downtown Sidewalk Patios

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:

BIA Tax Levy

Check your Downtown North Bay & Waterfront Directory listing online:

Downtown Directory

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:

  • Business name with 1-2 paragraphs describing your business.
  • 1-10 keywords – so you can be found easily in a search.
  • Your address / email address / business phone / website / social media names.
  • Photo of business exterior (we take care of this).


Sign up for E-mail updates and Member News:

We use these three tools to keep members and the public informed of what’s going on in Downtown North Bay & Waterfront:

  1. Member Alert Emails – our main tool for communicating important information with our business members. These alerts give you important updates on construction / crime / weather, reminders of holidays and other happenings, as well as member events and programs.
  2. Members-Only Facebook Group – a private group to allow member businesses and property owners to communicate, dialogue, and collaborate with each other. Use this link to apply.
  3. Newsletter Emails – Members find it a useful tool to follow events and news in Downtown with feature pieces, upcoming events, and more.  If you're on our email list, you will receive newsletters as they are published.

Find our current and past newsletters here.



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.


Healthy Community Ambassadors Program

Click here for the information sheet.

Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Kassidy & Benji Nelson 249-493-6180

Email them at


Meeting Minutes

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.   

Annual Budget

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, please contact us directly to request an electronic copy.


2022 Budget Presentation to Membership

An email invitation was sent to the membership on Friday, February 4, 2022 with notification of a Zoom meeting to present the 2022 budget on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 6pm. This email included a copy of the final budget as well as a message from the Chair and Committees.

The minutes from that presentation can be read here.


Downtown North Bay & Waterfront Financial Statements

Click here to access the statements on the City of North Bay's website.


Upcoming Committee Meetings

Committee meetings have been paused until the new Board is elected. 

Email the office for an invitation to these meetings.

Committee Reports

You can find reports from committee meetings here.


News & Events