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The City of Kenora and surrounding area has a strong housing market along with a multitude of camps, cottage rentals, lodges and motel accommodations to support its thriving tourism. The current population of year round residents in Kenora is reported as 16,000 or so with the population nearly doubling in the summer months.

If you are thinking of relocating to the Kenora area, this section may be especially useful to you; here we discuss buying, selling, and relocating to and from the city of Kenora. Moreover, we provide listings of area realty companies which can make your transition easier to manage.


There are a number of realty agencies within Kenora that provide residential buying and selling services to individuals and businesses.

Cabin Country Realty Ltd.
138 Main. Street South
Kenora, Ontario
Phone: 807-468-3541 or 1-800-528-8848
Century 21 Northern Choice Realty Ltd.
213 First Street South
Kenora, Ontario
Phone: 807-468-3747
Duncan Carmichael Real Estate Brokerage
625 Lakeview Drive
Kenora, Ontario
Phone: 807-467-2323
Royal LePage Landry’s For Real Estate
Kenora – Brokerage
231 First Street South
Kenora, Ontario
Phone: 807-468-9871
Shelley Torrie Home And Cottage Realty
PO Box 357
721 Beach Road
Kenora, Ontario
Phone: 807-547-4020
Vogue Realty
34 Lakeside Crescent
Kenora, Ontario
Phone: 807-468-3326

Home Suite Home

Just moved to Kenora or looking for a new place to call home?  There are several listings available that feature vacant apartments, houses or suites for rent.

Kenora Daily Miner & News

Kenora District Services Board

Kenora Online

Rent Seeker – for home and away inquiries

Tenant and Landlord Regulations & Rights

If you feel that your rights as a tenant or a landlord are being violated, contact The Landlord Tenant Board at 1-888-332-3234 or for tenants contact Northwest Community Legal Clinic at 807-468-8888.  Some of your concerns may be answered in the Frequency Asked Questions page on the Land and Tenant Board site.


Moving to Kenora?  With a booming housing market, a safe environment for children, places to continue education and the lake, why not?  Kenora is waiting for you.  Resources to help families settle around Lake of the Woods are abundant.  If this seems to be the ideal plan, then you will not be disappointed in Kenora’s variety of education options, places to shop, and activities for children.

Students and single people will find our city the perfect place to live.  Why not dine and meet someone at one of the area’s many restaurants and bars.  Confederation College has a vast selection of diplomas and courses ranging from Police Foundations to Mature Student Education.


Lake of the Woods District Hospital

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital meets the immediate healthcare needs of residents of the City of Kenora, as well as a large surrounding area, including several First Nations Communities.

More information

There are many other resources available through this website. For information on many of the health-related programs and services you may need to access, please visit Health Services.


Depending on where you live, there are areas within the City of Kenora where City utilities are available and other areas still within the City boundary that are serviced by other providers.


Synergy North

Hydro One Networks Inc.

Water, Sewer & Septic Systems

City of Kenora Water & Wastewater

Northwestern Health Unit

Waste & Recycling Collection

City of Kenora Transfer Station

Natural Gas

Union Gas

Phone & Internet

Shaw Cable – Internet, TV
102 10th Street South
Keewatin Ontario
Phone: 807-547-2853
KMTS – Phone, Internet, Mobility, TV
Division of Bell
Phone: 807-467-5687
Toll Free 1-866-789-5687
Business Customers: 467-2057
Bell Canada – Phone, Internet, Mobility, TV
Phone: 807-310-2355
TBay Tel – Mobility
Northern Tel – Phone, Internet, TV
Xplorenet – Satellite Internet

The Tax Department at City Hall provides service to every property owner in the City of Kenora. It is responsible for the billing, collection, and day-to-day inquiries related to property tax. The department answers customer questions on tax account levies and balances, payment plans, school support and basic assessment inquiries to name a few. It also provides property information to real estate agents, mortgage companies, and law firms who are working on behalf of their clients.

The Tax Department maintains the tax roll in terms of changes in property ownership, address changes, mortgage changes and changes made by the Assessment Office to assessed values.

You may reach the Tax Department at 807-467-2034 or e-mail directly to the Tax Collector, at

For more information on taxes, see the Kenora Taxes Data.