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Overview of Timmins, Ontario, Canada

Timmins is a city in northeastern Ontario, Canada on the Mattagami River.

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  • Population: 43,686 (2001)
  • Area: 3210 km²
  • Latitude: 48° N
  • Longitude: 80° W
  • Weather: See Forecast
  • Elevation: 800 msl
  • Time Zone: Eastern
  • Language: English
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History of Timmins, Ontario

The city of Timmins was founded by Noah Timmins in 1912 after three gold mines were discovered in the area. Mining, of gold and other metals such as silver, zinc, copper, and nickel, is the dominant industry in the area.

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Timmins's Demographics

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Timmins's Climate

The city of Timmins Ontario has a Continental climate that is characterized by cold dry winters and relatively warm dry summers.

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Education in Timmins, Ontario

Along with elementary and secondary schools, the main post secondary institution in Timmins is Northern College.

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Transportation around Timmins, Ontario

The Timmins Transit is an urban transit service that provides affordablepublic transit service for everyone. The system currently operates 7 low floor, fully accessible transit buses that are designed to make it easier for disabled, elderly and frail passengers to board or disembark.

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Tourism and Attractions of Timmins

Visitors to Timmins can enjoy quite a few activities and attractions, such as, The Timmins Underground Gold Mine Tour, The Timmins Museum, Tembec Inc. Sawmill Tour, Millson Forestry Forest Regeneration Nursery Tour, Cedar Meadows Resort and Wildlife Park, Kamiskotia Snow Resort and the Riverside Fun Park, just to list a few.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Timmins
  • Schumacher
  • Gold Centre
  • Dome
  • Porcupine
  • South Porcupine
  • Hoyle
  • Porquis Junction
  • Nellie Lake

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Geography of Timmins, Ontario

At 2,961.52 square kilometres, Timmins was Canada's largest municipality in land area until 1995, when the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo in Alberta was created. The City of Timmins is centrally located in Northeastern Ontario. Road, air and rail provide convenient access to and from the City. Timmins is situated minutes away from the Trans-Canada Highway thus providing easy access to major markets.

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Timmins's Government

The municipal government of Timmins is represented by a Mayor and eight councillors representing 5 Wards.

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Timmins's Economy and Industry

Based on the vast wealth of natural resources, Timmins enjoys a strong and diversified industrial sector, using the latest technological advances to compete on the world market. Key industries include mining and smelting, forestry and manufacturing wood products, metal fabrication, service industries, and tourism. Forestry is also important to the local economy in Timmins.

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Timmins's Culture and Significant Events

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Sports in Timmins, Ontario

Timmins has a variety of recreational activities that are popular, such as golf, hockey, figure skating, fishing, camping, hunting, skiing and cycling.

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Media of Timmins

Timmins' main daily newspaper is the Timmins Daily Press, owned by Osprey Media. There are also a few smaller newspapers including Les Nouvelles and The Timmins Times.

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