The City of Timmins is a welcoming and safe community that offers every aspect of a balanced lifestyle. A vibrant, progressive and warm community, Timmins offers the ideal landscape for commerce, working, learning, raising your family and living the life you have always dreamed of.
The city offers an urban-rural setting with a small town feel, where people are friendly, business is flourishing and there are plenty of essential services and modern amenities to offer a comfortable lifestyle.
Rich in history and tradition, with a unique culture and identity, Timmins is an open community where people recognize the benefits of a mutually respectful, culturally and linguistically diverse community. Local residents enjoy sharing in the cultural heritage and traditions celebrated by the people who have made this area their home. Cultural diversity is valued as an important community resource that enhances the ability to innovate, create and learn and contributes to the quality of life we enjoy. We welcome the talent, skill and energy newcomers bring to our community.
Our community is made up of a diverse population. More than 50% of Timmins residents are fluently bilingual (English and French), a favourable rate in comparison to major bilingual cities in Canada including Montreal and Ottawa. Timmins hosts dozens of active cultural groups representing various European, Asian, and Aboriginal communities and is home to several cultural and tourist attractions and museum.
Strategically located in the heart of Northeastern Ontario, Canada, Timmins is easily accessible to the more densely populated areas of southern Ontario by air, bus and rail. By sheer geography, Timmins is one of Canada’s largest cities and is home to approximately 45,000 people. Our city, without a doubt provides breathing room and an environment for you to lay roots, grow and explore. One of the five largest centres in Northern Ontario, Timmins is a dynamic regional centre; a sophisticated and thriving municipality, surrounded by pristine forests and over five hundred lakes, rivers and streams. With hundreds of kilometers of scenic trails, campgrounds, provincial parks and wilderness areas and plenty of fresh air within minutes of the downtown business section, the City of Timmins truly offers the best of both worlds.
Whether you’re an outdoors lover or enjoy leisure sports, Timmins has the landscape and state-of-the-art sporting and fitness facilities for all your recreation needs. There are numerous clubs and organizations that offer both youth and adults with the opportunity to participate in sports as well as social and cultural activities. Offering a culturally diverse atmosphere, Timmins is home to a variety of ethnic restaurants, celebrations and cultural organizations.
The City of Timmins presents the perfect landscape for learning. With over 20 elementary and high schools in the area, you are sure to find the perfect classroom experience for your child. There are numerous opportunities for career development and quality post-secondary education. Timmins is home to two colleges, a French-language university, Contact North, access to English-language university programs and a fully accredited teaching hospital that all provide the opportunity for life-long learning.
The City of Timmins is not only a centre for industry, commerce, distribution, and finance, but is the hub of culture and health care in the region. Given its strategic location, local companies attract significant business from the outlying communities. Timmins draws consumers from throughout the Cochrane District, the James Bay Coastal area, and nearby communities such as Chapleau and Kirkland Lake. The regional market territory consists of approximately 118,000 people.
Timmins’ economy has been driven by resource-based industries of mining and forestry. Large segments of the workforce which contribute to the diversified economy include retail trade, construction, business services, health and social services, industrial suppliers, telecommunications, education and tourism sectors.
Our community’s affordability makes it a prime location for commercial and industrial development. Timmins continues to thrive with new and existing businesses benefiting from the strength of our economy. The city is an ideal location for business development and entrepreneurship and provides distinct economic advantages that enable entrepreneurs to be competitive in their business while offering solid resource-based industries, a well-educated bilingual workforce, superior telecommunications infrastructure and a variety of post-secondary institutions.
Our community benefits from a large network of healthcare service providers that are dedicated to providing healthcare services that are consistent with the needs of our community. The Timmins and District Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in the North and offers a full range of medical, surgical, critical, newborn, pediatric and long-term care as well as mental health services. The hospital is a leader in state-of-the art telecommunications and diagnostic equipment, networking physicians, medical practitioners and specialists throughout Canada. With numerous specialists, family physicians, walk-in-clinics and various health care service providers, Timmins will take good care of you and your loved ones.
It’s all here, waiting for you!
Timmins is a well-rounded city of opportunity, filled with many qualities which make our community a great place to live, work, play and raise a family. Take a deep breath of fresh northern air and enjoy a superior quality of life with an abundance of employment and business options, recreational opportunities, top-rated cultural activities, and state of the art healthcare.