Canada Place vandalized within Hours of Grand Opening

Canada Place vandalized within Hours of Grand Opening

The North Bay Police Service is investigating an act of vandalism, which occurred at the North Bay Canada Place along the city’s waterfront.

The North Bay Police Service is aware of and investigating an act of vandalism that occurred at North Bay Canada Place. The North Bay Canada Place waterfront installation was officially opened on Canada Day, July 1, 2024. At some time between the official opening and July 4, 2024, a portion of the installation was graffitied. Given the content of the graffiti, police are investigating the vandalism as a possible hate or bias motivated incident.

The North Bay Police Service stands against bigotry, hate, and intolerance in all its forms. We work closely with community groups and leaders throughout North Bay to build a police service and community that is open, safe, and accepting of everyone regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, or ability. We take reports of hate and bias motivated crimes very seriously.

The North Bay Police Service asks that anyone who may have information about this incident, including video or dash cam footage from the area between Monday, July 1 and Thursday, July 4, 2024, provide that information to the North Bay Police Service by calling 705-497-5555, press 5 to speak with an officer. Information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or online at

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