Memorial Park and Wall of Honour
Memorial park is a good place to sit around if you need to kill a few hours. It's generally quiet and strangely enough, people behave really well when they're in it. There's not too much to look at--so if it's a nice day, the waterfront might be a better place to chill out.
The soldier statue (North Bay War Memorial) was erected in 1922 and I would venture to say that it's the only "real" staue in town other than the Peter Toth one on the highway. I think a lot of residents feel sorry for this soldier, how he stands with is head bowed. Especially when he's alone in the winter--it reminds me of the sad Oscar Wilde story, "The Happy Prince".
The granite "Wall of Honour" behind the statue was dedicated November 12, 2000. It is the largest municipal memorial in Canada. It contains the names of 636 area soliders who died in the wars and the names of 9,000 who served. City people lay wreaths in this park on Remembrance Day, November 11.