Unique Stores & Boutiques

Bay & Algoma Historical District Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay is rich in history and culture and no where is this more evident than down on Bay Street; an area known for it's Finnish restaurants and shops. The former main street of Port Arthur (Red River Road) has drastically declined with the collapse of Eatons Department store and Keskus mall. Bay Street on the other hand is a thriving business district with galleries, coffee shops, restraurants, bakeries together with kitchen stores, clothing and other Canadian and imported collectibles.

It is very different than the average mall experience claims Ross McCubbin editor of Colourfull on street shops, service with a personal touch from store owners add a friendly playfull culture to the area making the area a must visit while in Thunder Bay.

Massage Therapy and the traditional Finnish Sauna are other unique services offered in Thunder Bay Bay Street area. A long standing tradition is to visit Kangas Sauna either for a meal in the diner or for a Sauna and a hot tub. Kangas offers an on site massage therapist for those wanting a truly exotic and relaxing experience.

Two new businesses in the area that are worthy of a closer look are the Bean Fiend coffee shop featuring a Breakfast menu, fantastic decore, and live entertainment (open mic style) and The Growing Season Juice Collective

Evelyn Konrad Watercolours

Evelyn Konrad, owner of Evelyn Konrad Watercolours, is an award winning artist located in Thunder Bay. Her expansive landscapes, her depiction of water scenes with displays of vivid colors, convey a myriad of emotions for viewers to appreciate. For Art Studio visits call 807-577-2155

Mondo 7 Designs

'Mondo 7 Designs is a philosophy as much as a design company... We believe in the art of business & the art of living' claims owner Cheryl Jonah. 'We also believe it is our privilege to create beautiful objects for you, our customer.' This is especially evident in her gift wrapping shown here; a very fine jewelry box, evidence of a fine jewelry store! Mondo 7 displays custom handcrafted jewelry, 'vogue jewelry' and fine art locally at Ponty & Company 222-224 Red River Rd. Thunder Bay and on the web at Custom Handcrafted Jewelry. Visit their newly opened store at 16 S. Court Street inside LOCOMOTION.

Dick Spooner

Dick Spooner's trademark original paintings and limited edition prints feature Northwestern Ontario landscapes and cityscapes, and the visual positioning of the city of Thunder Bay as a foreground to a land etched by ice age glaciers. Some his more popular images include well known landmarks such as the Sleeping Giant, the Hoito, the Pagoda and the Thunder Bay Harbour, among many others. His business also includes art cards, graphics design, photography and photo reproductions. For more Information see