Thunder Bay got its name thanks to a split vote

When the Ontario cities of Fort William and Port Arthur amalgamated in 1970, residents voted for a new name for their new city.Amalgamation. City of Thunder Bay (2022). About Thunder Bay. City of Thunder Bay (2005).

Candidate name Votes
Thunder Bay 15,870
Lakehead 15,302
The Lakehead 8,377

The result deserves a place of honour in voting theory textbooks.