The Bay & Algoma Neighbourhood is a must visit destination in Thunder Bay.  We have it all !   Bay & Algoma is widely recognized as one of the finest areas in the city.  Grocery, dental, hardware, retail, mechanical, convenience, restaurants, pubs, cultural centres, gyms, health care, laundromats.   With the construction of the new bus shelters this year and the opening of a host of new and exciting businesses in the area we are poised to becoming tourist destination #1.


The Bay & Algoma area is home to a colourful collection of locally owned shops, restaurants and boutiques. Craft and gift stores alike celebrate a culture of excellence in pottery, cookware, drapery and jewelry.  Fashion houses specialize in original designed clothing and handmade jewelry.

Get excellent customer service at computer stores that sell and service electronics, as well as convenience and hardware stores. Record stores keep the spirit alive with new and used vinyl. Find your inner peace with New Age books and crystals, or discover exceptional fashion at Take 2 Boutique. Lakehead Models caters to model hobbyists and RC enthusiasts. The Kitchen Nook and Portobello stock premium home decor and kitchenware for discerning tastes. Find souvenirs galore at Authentique and imported Finnish treasures at Finnport.




From 5 star cuisine to quick grab sandwiches and salads, the Bay & Algoma Neighbourhood is your premium foodie destination. The area is known locally as The Pancake District due to the many places to grab a great breakfast. The Scandinavian Home Restaurant has been operating for more than eight decades and is known for their Norse inspired home cooked meals. At the centre of the district is the monumental Finnish Labour Temple which is home to the internationally acclaimed Hoito Restaurant; a great family dining experience serving traditional ‘Mojakka’ and award winning Finn pancakes all day long!

A strong Italian heritage has awarded us a selection of some of the finest Italian restaurants in the city. Authentic motherland cooking from pizza to primovera! There are several restaurants dedicated to vegetarian fare and most restaurants have gluten free and vegan options. In the summer months dine on a patio! Many places have outdoor seating available.


A diversity of independent local coffee shops keep the neighbourhood a buzz. Cafes & bakeries serve up lunches, fresh baking and cappuccinos 7 days a week. Bay & Algoma coffee shops are an excellent way to connect with local news & events as well as meet up with other travellers.



Relax. Breathe easy. The Bay & Algoma Neighbourhood has an extensive collection of health care professionals. Thai yoga, massage therapy & meditation classes are available as well as holistic and naturopathic services and products. Janzen’s Pharmacy is located in the heart of the district to fill prescriptions and they also have a walk-in clinic.


Super charge your day with a visit to one of the luxurious neighbourhood salons and spas. From traditional pampering to award winning hair design, an afternoon in the hands of a health and beauty professional will be a win!







Our Neighbourhood has everything you need!