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Road and Parking Lot Closures For Upcoming Leaders Debate

May 9, 2022

In preparation for the upcoming Northern Leaders Debate, hosted by the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) and Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA), the North Bay Police Service (NBPS) would like to advise the public of upcoming road closures and traffic impacts.

Traffic Impacts

As of Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 6:00 a.m., the following streets will be closed to both motorists and public transit:

  • McIntyre Street East from Ferguson Street to Wyld Street
  • Main Street East from Ferguson Street to Wyld Street
  • Wyld Street from Main Street to McIntyre Street
  • Ferguson Street from Main Street to McIntyre Street

Roads will reopen by 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

Parking Impacts

As of 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, the Public Parking Lot #3 behind the Capitol Centre will also be closed. Vehicle owners are asked to have their vehicles removed by 2:00 a.m. on May 10, 2022.Those vehicles not removed may be subject to towing.

The public may consider other available public parking lots, such as:

  • Lot #11 located on McIntyre Street across from City Hall
  • Lot #2 on Oak Street West
  • Lot #7 on Worthington Street East across from the Post Office
  • The parking garage on the 100 block of McIntyre Street West

The North Bay Police Service thanks everyone for their patience in dealing with traffic delays and road closures.

Ticket Holders

Pedestrian traffic on McIntyre Street from Ferguson Street to Wyld Street will also not be permitted with the exception of ticket holders to the debate. Members of the public who purchased tickets may enter at the intersection of Wyld at McIntyre Streets, as well as Ferguson at McIntyre Streets by presenting their ticket or passes.

Demonstration Information

As a result of the Northern Leaders Debate, there may be demonstrations in the area. NBPS respects the rights of Canadians to exercise their freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. We also recognize the rights of the general public, all road users, local residents and businesses to a safe environment.

The role of the NBPS is to ensure public safety. We ask everyone to be patient and respectful.