The City of Timmins, Ontario owes its birthright to the riches of the Canadian Shield. On June 9, 1909, Harry Preston slipped on a rocky knoll and the heels of his boots stripped the moss to reveal a large vein of gold which later became the Dome Mine. This vein was several hundred feet in length and was 150 feet wide.
In 1912, Noah Timmins founded the town to house the employees of the Hollinger Mine. In 1973, the town amalgamated with it’s neighbouring townships and the City of Timmins was born. The City has grown since its inception, with a residential population of approximately 45,000, we service a region of over 117,000 people. The City of Timmins is one of the North’s largest regional centres.
Building on its solid, industrial foundation, the City of Timmins offers a variety of natural, cultural and recreational diversions. We are a growing community that welcomes your business and presents ample opportunities. Country music superstar Shania Twain is also proud to call Timmins her hometown.
It’s all here, waiting for you! Take a deep breath of fresh, northern air, and get ready to experience the Incredible Hospitality of Timmins – the City with a Heart of Gold!