Public Works

The Public Works Department's main responsibilities are to maintain all Transportation and Environmental areas of the Town of Fort Frances.

320 Portage Avenue
Fort Frances, Ontario
P9A 3P9

Notices & Announcements

Tree Planting

In order for property owners to plant trees on the Town’s R.O.W. and/or Boulevards, property owners are required to write a letter to Gabrielle Lecuyer,, (807) 274-5323 ext 1215, Town Clerk requesting permission.

CN Railway Crossing - McIrvine Road

CN has advised that under normal circumstances the maximum time that vehicle traffic can be delayed by a stopped train is 5 minutes.  If the public would like to report wait times longer than 5 minutes they should do so by calling the Local CN Supervisor at 274-1923 and provide the following information:  date, time, engine number, direction travelling etc. Once the Operations and Facilities Division receives 5 complaints CNR will be contacted.  CNR Contact Number 807-274-1923

Municipal Hazardous & Special Waste Day

September 9, 2023  from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Public Works Yard (900 Wright Avenue).

Spring & Fall Cleanup

Spring Cleanup  - Saturday May 13th, 2023
Fall Cleanup - Saturday November 4th, 2023

Sidewalk Inspections (PDF)


The Public Works Department Employs a Total of 24 Unionized Employees and 5 Management Employees. Management Employees consist of:

  • Manager of Operations and Facilities
  • Transportation Superintendent
  • Environmental Superintendent
  • Asset Management Coordinator
  • One (1) Secretary / Receptionist

Unionized Employees consist of:

  • 1 Foreman
  • 1 Leadhand
  • 2 Mechanics
  • 1 GIS Person
  • 1 Storeskeeper
  • 3 Equipment Operators
  • 2 Truck Drivers
  • 7 Labourers
  • 3 Certified Water Treatment Plant Operators
  • 2 Certified Water Distribution Workers
  • 1 Waste Water Collection Worker.

NOTE: Part-Time staff is employed during the summer months.