Kenora District

Canada Courthouses / Ontario / Kenora District
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Kenora District is named for the combination of the names of the towns of Keewatin, Norman and Rat Portage.

 

Created:  1907

District Seat: 

Kenora   1818 – present

 

Courthouse – Kenora

 

Location:  216 Water Street / 2nd Street

Built:  1910 – 1911

Style:  Edwardian

Architect:  Frank Riley Heakes of Toronto

Contractor:  M A Pigott and Son of Hamilton

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick, granite and concrete structure. The north front has a small portico with balcony on the second story at the central entrance on the first story. The entrance is recessed. The east and west sections project slightly from the main building. The windows have stone trim along the top. On the centre of the roof is a hexangonal white coloured wood cupola with windows. The roof is hipped with a dormer on the east and west sides. The base of the building is rough cut stone.  The plaster work was done by William J Hynes and Berlin Interior Hardware Company supplied the furnishings.  A modern addition was constructed in 1969 on the south side of the building. The building houses the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice.

 

See:  The architect, Frank Riley Heakes of Toronto,  was chief architect for the Ontario Department of Public Works and he designed courthouses in Algoma District, Cochrane District,  Muskoka District Municipality, Rainy River District, Sudbury District, Thunder Bay District and Timiskaming District.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built at Rat Portage in 1882 to 1883. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $33,684.

 

Other Branch Courthouses

 

Dryden  /  Ignace  /  Red Lake  /  Sioux Lookout

 

Courthouses: 

N – Manitoba and Hudson Bay

E – Hudson Bay and Cochrane District

S – Cochrane District, Thunder Bay District, Rainy River District and Minnesota 

W – Minnesota and Manitoba

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2016