Friends of Grain Elevators

Friends of Grain Elevators

Explore and enjoy the fascinating story of Canadian grain headed for the export market. Here you will find the history and modern-day activity of grain receiving, shipping, and handling through Thunder Bay's terminal elevators.


Explore Thunder Bay's grain industry, especially the development and operation of the magnificent terminals.


The success of this website hinges on your stories and photos. Come on and share your experiences and history with us.


Please join our cause if you believe the comings and goings of grain from our port are worth celebrating and publicizing.


Click here to listen to the full-length interviews with individuals involved in the grain trade who recount their part in making our history.

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About Us

Friends of Grain Elevators (FOGE) is a non-profit, charitable group of keen volunteers who believe it’s important to celebrate terminal elevators and their role in Canada’s grain trade. Our goal is to inform the public of the fascinating industry, past and present. Along with terminal elevator construction and operation, we showcase grain handling and shipping. The varied membership of FOGE reflects the wide appeal of the project. We encourage anyone who shares our goals to become a member.

What's New

In late 2020, we were excited to learn the Ontario Historical Society had awarded us its  prestigious President's Award. The citation included these kind words:

"The OHS is pleased to present the 2019  President's Award, which recognizes an outstanding contribution to the preservation and promotion of Ontario's history, to the Friends of Grain Elevators. The work of FOGE has gone a long way in fulfilling their goal to inform the public of this fascinating and important industry, past and present." Daniel Dishaw, OHS

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Grain Elevators

The Port of Thunder Bay has the largest grain storage capacity in North America. There are eight operational grain terminals with a total storage capacity of 1.2 million tonnes currently. Wheat, durum, canola, coarse grains, oilseeds, feed grains, peas and other pulse crops as well as various grain by-products are handled by the terminal operators.


Contact Details


Phone: (807) 620-8381

Address: 1212-199 Academy Dr.

Thunder Bay ON P7B 5W2

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