North Bay’s waterfront area on Lake Nipissing is one of the most beautiful in Canada. With almost 54,000 residents, it offers the best of both urban and rural living. Lakefront homes are available within minutes of the active downtown core. North Bay is just a three-and-a-half hour drive north of Toronto on a four-lane highway. There are employment opportunities in various professions, industries and trades, offering the perfect balance of work and family life. There is also a growing immigrant community, and more than 70 first generation immigrant-owned businesses are building the local economy. North Bay has the full range of services you would expect in a city of this size, including an airport, college and university.