We are a border town; we are at the beginning of everything. We have always been the industrial capital of Northwest Ontario, and we will strengthen that role. We always were more than a mill town and we will be so much more than a mining town – aided by the lowest cost power and the most affordable industrial land in Ontario. We are the diversified industrial heartbeat of forestry, mining, agriculture, and tourism.
We live in a time of revived spirit of entrepreneurialism. We are hands on….we make things forged from the land, and from determination of spirit. We are Do It Yourself. We are also more…. We are the Great Canadian Experience. When nature calls, we answer – inspired by blue lakes, rocky shores and the outdoors in all four seasons. We are resilient, tough and proud. We are Fort Frances Strong. We are BOUNDLESS
What’s Happening in Fort Frances
Community Safety and Well-Being Plan in Development for the Rainy River District
The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board (RRDSSAB) is partnering with eighteen regional services to develop a Community Safety and Well-Being plan that will target all municipalities within the Rainy River District. The plan will involve identifying key local priority risk areas to focus on with the goal of safer communities with less crime and social disorder.
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The Town of Fort Frances is actively investigating a meaningful approach to the potential renaming of Colonization Road East and West within the community as a small step forward in our path to reconciliating past, present and future relationships with our neighboring Indigenous communities. The Town understands that entertaining such a change may generate a variety of impacts on all associated parties and is researching these potential impacts.
On January 27th, 2020, Mayor and Council of the Town of Fort Frances passed By-Law No. 11/20 (PDF), a ban on plastic bags, and single use food packaging. This by-law comes into effect on Friday January 1st, 2021.
Please visit the Town of Fort Frances - Portal page on our website to view the 2021 Committee of the Whole & Council meeting dates. If you are looking to place something on a future meeting, it must be provided to the Clerk prior to 12 noon on the Thursday before the meeting.
If you have questions about how to bring something forward, please reach out to the Clerk's office to discuss.
Experience Boundless Adventures in Fort Frances
Into the Wild
Wrestle with a muskie on one of 70,000 fishable lakes in NW Ontario or go home with tales of the trophy-sized one that got away.
Walk About or Lounge Around
Shop Scott Street downtown, where hand-crafted food, specialty products, and friendly faces find a home.
Fort Frances - Boundless
Welcome to your new home town! Fort Frances is a friendly, welcoming community offering a rich, balanced lifestyle.