The commercial sector in North Bay is comprised of five primary nodes and a number of secondary nodes spread throughout the city. This sector includes a full range of businesses, from large multinational retail chains to small independents. 

Regional shopping centres such as the Northgate Shopping Centre are complemented by the urban downtown core. The former Downtown Community Improvement Plan (DCIP), a City-funded incentive program that was designed to stimulate private-sector investment, resulted in the establishment of many unique stores and restaurants. These investments continue to support a strong regional market and maintain a balanced approach to commercial development. For current funding incentives for the downtown core, please review the Growth Community Incentive Program. 

There are a variety of properties available for commercial and office ventures including mixed use and multi-tenant buildings. Contact a member of our team for further information or assistance. 

Advantages for retail & service companies operating or considering locating in North Bay include:

  • Access to a large base of customers - North Bay services an immediate regional market with a population of approximately 112,000 people.
  • North Bay is located at the junction of Highway 11 and the Trans-Canada Highway 17, providing access to major Canadian and American markets.
  • North Bay acts as a regional centre, attractive to shoppers (with high disposable incomes), from more northerly areas that do not have access to the same broad range of shops and retail outlets.
  • Each year the Nipissing region attracts an average of approximately 1.2 million visitors.
  • The North Bay region’s proximity to Southern Ontario makes it an appealing choice of destination for residents from that area, as well as residents in Northwestern Quebec, the Unites States, as well as international visitors.