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About Us

old algonquin location from 2007yellow service van that was purchased

With over 30 years’ experience, Jim’s Locksmithing employs 14 full time staff. We offer 24 hr emergency service. We handle practically everything to do with locks, including repairing and re-keying. We have Medeco, Abloy and other medium and high security locks. We carry a full line of architectural hardware. We sell and service security safes, both fire and burglary. We change safe combinations as well as open locked safes and repair the combination locks on them. We carry the “Entrematic Record” line of automatic doors, both swingers and sliders but also service all other manufactures. We carry a complete line of padlocks. They can be ordered in keyed alike groups so that the same key fits all your padlocks. We have “weather tough protection” padlocks, which prevent the cylinders from jamming with sand, dirt and other contaminants. We also do night deposit repairs and safety deposit boxes drilled or repaired. We carry a complete line of automotive locks to key to your existing key. As well, if your locked out of your vehicle, we can get you inside and on your way. Many of the Roadside Assistance Company’s use us as their contact. If you’ve lost your keys, we can re-key your locks and ignition. At the shop we do sharpening of knives, scissors and gardening tools.

History Timeline

first service van


Early on, Jim Landon realized that service and integrity were needed in the Locksmithing industry, so he started his own company, Jim’s Locksmithing in 1988. Building his client base from different school boards to residential customers, to commercial clients. He now has a well-established business.

algonquin location


In 1993, Jim’s Locksmithing expanded its mobile operation to include a well-known Algonquin Avenue shop/retail area in North Bay. It was once the home of ‘General Repair & Key Shop’ also known as ‘Chee Chaw's’ – operated by Mr. Ernest Ricciuto.

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In 2017, Jim’s Locksmithing expanded its operations again and moved to Lakeshore Drive in North Bay and celebrated its fourth year there.

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In 2024, we relocated to a 7000 sq ft building at 106 Lakeshore Drive, enhancing our ability to serve our customers. Our fleet includes 5 service trucks, delivering mobile services to the North Bay and its surrounding areas. Visit us and explore our expanded, improved, and newly renovated showroom.

Our Service Area

North Bay, Greater Sudbury, Sturgeon Falls, Nipissing, Mattawa, Huntsville, Marten River, Sundridge, Temagami, Nobel, Muskoka, Alban, Espanola, French River, Blezard Valley, Capreol, Chelmsford, Copper Cliff, Coniston, Dowling, Hanmer, Field, Lively, Onaping, Skead, Val Caron, Val Therese, Wahnapitae, Whitefish, Worthington, Noelville, St. Charles, Webwood, New Liskeard, Verner, Warren, Cache Bay, Astorville, Callander, Ontario.