Willow Springs Creative Centre

Welcome & Current Events

Welcome to Willow Springs Creative Centre. Our home base is just north of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. See our Contact page for a handy map.

Willow Springs Creative Centre  provides inclusive, custom designed art, therapeutic gardening and food programming  delivered by professional artists, gardeners and facilitators. Wondering how to get to us? See the map on our Contact page.

Don’t forget to check our Facebook page for even more info about our current events!

Below are our latest events. If registration is required, contact us via the Registration Form links below (if present), or phone (807) 768-1336, or email willowsprings@tbaytel.net.


Willow Springs Creative Centre

Our Annual General Meeting is coming soon and we’d love for YOU to attend. Come learn about all the fabulous work we’re doing in Thunder Bay and Lappe/Kaministiquia. We’ll be profiling the work of Willow Springs artists, presenting a slide show, launching our new website and having a wood-fired pizza dinner. Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier!

The Details!
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 6-9pm (Dinner at 6pm)
Location: Willow Springs Creative Centre, 10160 Mapleward Road

RSVP: willowsprings@tbaytel.net or 768-1336


On the same model as our Soup and Bread (and more!) Extravaganza, this time you get a different Pizza and Salad each week for 6 weeks. During the program trainees will learn about food safety, cooking pizzas in a wood fired oven, salad and salad dressing preparation, packaging, customer service and team work. And then in the end, YOU get an amazing meal every Thursday or Friday for six weeks. Check out our menu below and contact us soon to sign up. Space is limited and we’re filling up fast.

Cost: $160 for a full share or $80 for a half share
Town Pick Up: Thursday May 5-June 9 at K-9 Bakery from 5:00-6:00pm
Lappe Pick-Up: Fridays May 6-June 10 at Willow Springs from 4:30-6:00pm

Pizza and Salad Extravaganza
Week 1: Garlic Sauce, Cheese Curds, Olive Pizza with a Greek Salad
Week 2: Carnivores Special with Creamy Cucumber and Dill Salad
Week 3: Sweet Chili Sauce, Onions, Peppers, Basil and Bamboo Shoots and Thai Salad
Week 4: Pepperoni Pizza and Italian Green Salad
Week 5: Marinara Sauce with Roasted Veggies and Creamy Cole Slaw
Week 6: Classic Pesto Pizza and Couscous Black Bean Salad

Register early! Email: willowsprings@tbaytel.net or call 768-1336

Pizza from a wood-fired oven

Pizza from a wood-fired oven!


A very big thank you to the Soup and Bread (and more!) Extravaganza
sponsors for the Winter program.
Your help has been wonderful contribution to the program.

Ontario Power Generation logo

Weilers Law logo

Bare Organics logo



Goddess Cards example

Goddess Cards are still available at Willow Springs and Bare Organics (.ca).
These cards are a beautiful way to tell someone (friend, colleague, etc.) how much they mean to you.
Plus, 100% of proceeds support arts programming at Willow Springs.
We are getting a few limited edition 11×17 prints made and selling them for $40.
Deadline to reserve yours is Sunday, Jan. 24.
Please email willowsprings@tbaytel.net to reserve yours . Thanks!!



~ beginning the last week of January ~


If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthy food and support awesome, meaningful community programs, then the SOUP AND BREAD (AND!) EXTRAVAGANZA is for you! We’ve got the winter menu planned and we’re chomping at the bit to get started.

Soup & Bread Extravaganza 2015

If you’re new to this program, here’s the description in a tiny nutshell. It’s a food service training program for young adults with disabilities. Trainees have a chance to develop skills with industrial kitchen equipment, baking skills, food prep, team work and leadership. We’re very excited to have placement students from the Community Integration Through Cooperative Education program once again this winter. And we’ve got the seasoned lead trainees back to work on their leadership skills.

And for you – you get sumptuous meals! We’ve gotten rave reviews on the food!

So, if you’re interested let us know. Space is limited so sign up soon.


Week 1: Squash Apple Coconut Soup and Cranberry Wild Rice Bread
Week 2: Curried Lentil Bowl and Homemade Pitas
Week 3: *Mojakka and Multigrain Bread
Week 4: Roasted Red Pepper & Sweet Potato Soup and Cheese Bread
Week 5: *Chicken Pot Pie and Mixed Green Salad
Week 6: Corn, Dill and Squash Soup and Brioche Buns
(* also available as vegetarian meal)

Town Pick-up Info: Thursday from January 28-March 3 at the K-9 Bakery from 5:30-6:30
Rural Pick-up Info: Fridays from January 29-March 4 at Willow Springs from 4:00pm-6:30pm
Cost: Full Share (enough for 4 people) $135
Half Share (enough for 2 people) $70