1080 Keewatin St,
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6T7

rendering of new waterfront gallery at dusk

see yourself here

Located on vacant land between the marina and the Alexander Henry Museum Ship, the new Waterfront Gallery will include more than twice the space of the current Gallery, a café, event hall, outdoor art displays, and an extension of the waterfront trail.

art from here

The Gallery’s mandate is the exhibition, collection, and preservation of Northern Ontario art and works by Indigenous artists. Our Permanent Collection aims to preserve the artistic expression and history of Northern Ontario.

your community gallery

The new Waterfront Gallery will provide the community with better access to our Permanent Collection. For over 45 years The Thunder Bay Art Gallery has steadily grown. Our world renowned Permanent Collection contains more than 1600 works of art.

Gallery News – January 23, 2023

Contractor Announced for Waterfront Art Gallery

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery announced today that Tom Jones Corporation has been selected as the Construction Manager for the new waterfront art gallery. The Art Gallery undertook a competitive, national pre-qualification and procurement process, following which Tom Jones Corporation has been selected to construct the new home for the Art Gallery which will be a significant addition to Thunder Bay’s waterfront.

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This project is made possible by the funding support of,


and many, generous individuals, businesses and Foundations.


Canadian Architect logo

The New Waterfront Gallery was honoured with a 2019 Canadian Architect Award of Merit. Designed by Patkau Architects and Brook McIlroy the New Waterfont Gallery’s architectural design was influenced by consultation with Indigenous stakeholders including artists and Elders.