Tervetuloa Welcome!

The Historic Finnish Labour Temple was built in 1910 by Finnish Immigrants. It is now a National Historic site. Intended as a community meeting place it originally housed a theatre, a library and a reading room. Today, it continues to serve as Thunder Bay’s original and affordable community auditorium! It is home to the internationally renowned “Hoito” restaurant.  It is managed by the elected board of the not-for profit Finlandia Association of Thunder Bay.  We have several affiliated groups who have made the Finnish Labour Temple their home for decades:  The Thunder Bay Ystavyyskerho (Finnish Friendship Club), Kiikurit Kansantanhukerho (Kiikuri Folk Dancers), Thunder Bay Suomen Kielen Koulu (Finn School), Bay Street Film Festival, and Cambrian Players.

Check in here for our busy calendar of events, our catering rates and hall rental guide. Our press page will provide you with the latest news about the hall. Read about our challenges and successes. If you want to help check out our Hoito Screen Advertising rates on our Membership/volunteer page.

Want to know our history? Check out this new website! Finnish and French versions will be on-line soon.


314 Bay Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario  P7B 1S1
Hoito: 807-345-6323  Hall Rentals: 807-344-7081