The centre of business in Thunder Bay

Fort William’s Downtown area is full of life, culture, and thriving businesses. Fort William Business District is responsible for bringing the community to you. Whether you want to try something new, see what’s going on with you favourite spot, or conduct effective business, Downtown Fort William is the place to go!


We have an eccentric mix of old and new business
owners who form an inviting community.

Enjoy walking around, taking in the sights, shopping, and eating at you local shops.

The Fort William Business District is Evolving! As Citizens of the City of Thunder Bay we are aware that the only way to make our Community Shine is to find the answers inside, then bring our solutions and positive energy into our World. If you are interested in Helping the Fort William Business Improvement Area on our emergent journey towards Civic Unity and Collective Prosperity, if you are a Business or Building Owner in the Fort William Business District and you are interested in Applying for a Position on the Board of Directors. Click Here to Access your Application Now!

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