So, I got this idea after taking pictures of the jack-knife bridge (shown to left). There probably aren't many Canadian cities that can lay claim to being part of the rust belt, but Thunder Bay is one of them. It has been re-inventing itself though. Jobs lost in previous years have been regained with new industries, it's not perfect but the city is doing much better than some of its southern neighbours. Still, there are signs of the rust belt everywhere.
Here's a picture that proves it, this is the iron ore loader, rusting away from disuse it hasn't been used since the 70s and is largely land locked now, so no new ships are coming in there. Nothing says rust belt better than a rusty, old iron ore loader. There is talk of it being reused, and the clean up of metal scrap around it is a good sign. Lets hope.