North Bay Canada Place



North Bay Canada Place is a new inclusive gathering space where downtown North Bay meets the Waterfront and beautiful gardens. 


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North Bay Canada Place – Sowing the Seeds of Diversity and Inclusion Brick by Brick. North Bay Canada Place is an inclusive gathering space where downtown meets the Waterfront and 50+ award winning garden beds. The North Bay Heritage Gardeners invite you to celebrate the creation of North Bay Canada Place by purchasing an engraved brick to cement your legacy.

Construction of the accessible walkway was completed late fall of 2020, connecting two major pathways, complete with lighting and railings. The gathering space is scheduled for construction in spring 2022 which includes a seating area, and the addition of two beautiful new garden beds.

You are invited to honor fellow gardeners, friends, family, memorialize a loved one, call out a quote or short poem. Brick pavers are available in two sizes. Families, individuals, groups, clubs, and businesses are invited to have a personalized paver placed along the arched perimeter of the concrete pad. Logos are available in the largest size. The possibilities are endless!

Hariett Madigan, one of the original founders of the North Bay Heritage Gardeners, said “The gathering place will promote diversity and inclusion, and will benefit community members and visitors of the North Bay Waterfront.”.

Engraving Options

  • 4” x 8” bricks hold 18 characters per line with a maximum of 2 lines, including spaces and punctuation (no logo option is available) for $250. Duplicate bricks may be purchases for $225, up to a maximum of 2 or 3 bricks, per individual or family.
  • 12” x 12” bricks hold 21 characters per line with a maximum of 6 lines, including spaces and punctuation or a single logo for $1,000.

First come first served until March 1, 2022. Bricks to be placed in random order. Bricks will receive regular maintenance throughout the lifetime of the brick.

The North Bay Heritage Gardeners are dedicated to developing a year-round, community-based, educational, horticultural, and environmental program focusing on waterfront beautification. All the proceeds help the Heritage Gardeners succeed in fulfilling its mission of ‘Community Spirit in Full Bloom’, future projects, and maintenance. The new space enhances inclusive and diverse gathering. The new space enhances inclusive and diverse gathering. We look forward to partnering with the Children from the Lindsay Weld Centre for Children and a diverse group of community members to maintain the new garden beds.

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The North Bay Heritage Gardeners would like to thank the Canada Place Steering Committee, City of North Bay, Mitchell Jensen Architects, North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority, North Bay & District Multicultural Centre, Lindsay Weld Centre for Children, Stockfish Family, and W. K. P. Kennedy Gallery for their generous support of the project.

This project has been made possible, in part, by the Government of Canada.CANADA150_GC_LOGO_OUTLINE_COMPOSITE_LORES


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Aaron Northrup for Bob & Gwen Daniher 

Johanne Brousseau 

Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU) 

Binx Cleaning 

John Andrews and Family 

North Bay & Area Master Gardeners 

Calvin & Harrison Hodge 

Johnson Family 

North Bay Horticultural Society 

Delores Bartlett 

Judy Hendry 

Rockettes, Bed 30 

DiBartolomeo Family 

June Schiavone and Family 

Scognamillo Family 

Flower Power Team, Heritage Gardeners 

Karen Duchene 

The Brosko’s 

Francom Family 

Laporte Family  

The Dirty Dozen, U1 Garden Team 

Happy VONderers 

Laporte’s Nursery EST 1950 

Vicki Doucette 

Hariett Madigan, Community Steward 

Linda Lamothe 

Vrebosch & Nogueira Family 

Heather Wallingford 

Lori & Chris Mayne 

Weiskopf & Larose Family 

In Memory of Ami & Kelly Aylett 

Mendicino Family 

Women10 Living Fit Inside-Out

Jade S. 

Mike & Kelly Romanchuk 


Jamie Houston 

Naomi and Mike Godding 


Jimmy, Jennifer, Molly and Charlotte 

Nathan and Nadine Jensen 


Joanne & David Krupa 

Near North Palliative Care Network (NNPCN) 


More information on the North Bay Canada Place: Sowing the Seeds of Diversity and Inclusion project:

  1. Canada Place 150: Art Piece
  2. Art Piece: Planting the Seeds of Diversity and Inclusion
  3. Contribute to the Art Piece
  4. Participate in the Diversity & Inclusion Canvas
  5. Canada Place 150: November 1, 2017 Art Exhibition
  6. North Bay Canada Place: November 3, 2020

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