Fort William Downtown Core Making Progress

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Making the Kam River Park more of a place to relax - The Park is one of the hidden gems in downtown Fort William
Making the Kam River Park more of a place to relax - The Park is one of the hidden gems in downtown Fort William

May Street in Thunder Bay's Fort William downtown
May Street in Thunder Bay’s Fort William downtown noticeably cleaner

Cleaner and Busier in Downtown Fort William

THUNDER BAY – Downtown Fort William has become noticeably cleaner. The downtown neighbourhood, and especially Kam River Park have witnessed a noticed drop in litter over recent weeks.

The City of Thunder Bay has also made some long needed improvements at Kam River Park. First off at the bridge underpass walking train there have been repairs completed to lower the storm sewer which now will allow water to drain under the bridge. This means pedestrians don’t have to navigate large puddles or in fall and early spring the dangers of ice.

Making the Kam River Park more of a place to relax - The Park is one of the hidden gems in downtown Fort William
Making the Kam River Park more of a place to relax – The Park is one of the hidden gems in downtown Fort William
Making Kam River Park safer and family friendly will help change the image
Making Kam River Park safer and family friendly will help change the image
Kam River Park
During the afternoon on June 21 the park was not busy. It may take some time for residents, and tourists to “re-find” and start enjoying the park again.
Early evenings in Kam River Park are starting to bring out people to enjoy the wildlife
Early evenings in Kam River Park are starting to bring out people to enjoy the wildlife

Additionally, the lights in the Kam River Park which for the past three years did not work, are now working making the park much safer at night.

Further there certainly appears to be a much needed improvement in cleaning up not only in the downtown but at the Kam River Park as well.

The neighbourhood came together for the picnic, with everyone sharing a good time
The neighbourhood came together for the picnic, with everyone sharing a good time on June 13 2016

The efforts toward improving the Fort William Downtown and restoring the neighbourhood’s reputation may take some time, but getting the area cleaned up will make a great start toward that goal.

There are still issues to solve in downtown Fort William including homelessness and poverty but it appears progress is happening
There are still issues to solve in downtown Fort William including homelessness and poverty but it appears progress is happening