Both Hands • Wood Fired Pizzeria & Bakery


Both Hands Wood-Fired Pizzeria & Bakery is a combination of a traditional Italian pizzeria and a restaurant/bakery bringing together local Northwestern Ontario products and people.

Phone:(807) 286-4263
Address:297 Park Avenue, Thunder Bay, ON


Wed12:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Thu12:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Fri12:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Sat12:00 pm – 08:00 pm


About Us

In the summer of 2023, Both Hands changed hands! After 20 years of baking beautiful artisan bread and pizza, Derek Lucchese and his partner, Sue Holloway, were ready to embark on new adventures. Paul Gibson and Michelle Murdoch-Gibson took over the bakery with the same name, menu, and recipes curated by Derek and Sue, but they had a different plan for the future.

Paul and Michelle are the founders of the Rowan Tree Collective, located across the street from the bakery. Rowan Tree is a not for profit, inclusive, welcoming space that offers programming to young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. While programming filled their days with meaningful and purposeful activities, many members were still seeking something more-employment.

With a plan for collaboration, Paul and Michelle acquired the bakery with the intention of providing supportive employment opportunities to those members who dream of having a job, a uniform, a schedule, a paycheck, and a sense of pride! Their first group of trainees is currently undergoing training and will soon be scheduled to work at our new location at Goods and Co, just around the corner in the former Eatons building. Follow us on social media to learn more about the work we're doing to promote inclusion and a sense of belonging in the Thunder Bay community!

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