Arts & Culture
Amid the untamed wilderness that surrounds us, Timmins’ cosmopolitan flair offers something for even the most discriminating taste; a top-rated symphony orchestra, choirs, theater groups, an ultra modern public library and the Timmins Museum National Exhibition Centre.
Timmins is a multi cultural mosaic deeply rooted in European and Aboriginal cultures and every year we celebrate the best in culture, music, the arts, and sports. Whether you are attending the Multi Cultural Festival, Aboriginal Day, the weekly outdoor Summer Concert Series or competing in the annual Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival, your visit here will be rewarding.
Connaught & District Pioneer Museum
The Pioneer Museum is located in Northeastern Ontario approximately 30 miles east of the City of Timmins, in Connaught. It is a small community with 400 people, looking to preserve their local heritage. The surrounding areas consist of Barbers Bay, Dugwal, Finn Road, Hoyle, Ice Chest Lake, McIntosh Springs and Nighthawk. Local history in the area dates back over 300 years; back to the days the natives and the Hudson Bay Company frequented the land and navigated the waters. Although their name may have changed over the years, determination and hard work has dedicated generations to remain in this historical area.
705.363.3201 | Connaught Museum
Timmins Museum National Exhibition Centre
The Red and Black Galleries, located at 325 Second Avenue, feature local historical exhibitions as well as travelling displays from across Canada. The archives include over 20,000 images of the Porcupine area, with an emphasis on the early days of the Porcupine Gold Rush and the development of the mining communities. A collection of local artifacts tell the story of the community and its residents.
705.360.2693 | www.timminsmuseum.ca
Thurston Stained Glass & Studio
This uniquely northern studio is found at 35 Father Costello Drive where they have been creating custom stained glass treasures for over 15 years. As a stained glass supplier offering stained glass artwork for your collection, importance is placed on the customer’s experience while visiting the studio and satisfaction with their purchase.
705.531.2928 | facebook.com/thurstonstainedglass
Porcupine Miner’s Memorial
This tribute was made possible thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Porcupine Miner’s Memorial Committee which included donations from local contractors. The statue of the miner, head frame and tablets bearing the names of 594 miners killed in mining accidents was unveiled in 2008 and, in the following year, the statues of a mother and two children were unveiled to commemorate those families left behind.
The Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre – Resource Centre
The Resource Centre, a program of the Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre, is a Native-oriented library with a unique collection of materials focusing on the Aboriginal people of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation and North America. We encourage everyone to come and visit the Resource Centre. Materials are available for loan to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities and others.
Much of our history is on display via a number of murals painted by Ed Spehar, Gary Bostrom and Paulette Brozowski, three of our local and accomplished artists. Much of their work now graces the sides of buildings or is on display inside public buildings. Murals are available for viewing at the McIntyre Community Centre, Hollinger Park, the Northern Tel Building, the Maurice Londry Community Centre, the CM Shields Library, Golden Avenue Public School, the Timmins Public Library, the Victor M. Power Timmins Airport and Theriault Catholic High School. For more information visit the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Centre.
Locations you may view the Indigenous murals:
• Victor M. Power Airport
• Timmins Museum and National Exhibition Centre
(by Shaun Hedican)
• Porcupine Advance Printers (both sides of the building)
• Timmins City Hall
• Gibby’s Tavern
• Timmins Flower Shop
• Former PACE building
• The Brick (by Mique and Kalkidan)
• Timmins Chamber of Commerce (by Mique and Kalkidan)
• The Urban Farm – South Porcupine Location
• Misiway Milopemahtesewin Community Health Centre
Timmins Public Library
Built in 2005, the Timmins Public Library was constructed with locally manufactured products, using wood as the main structural material, making efficient use of our natural resources while reducing construction waste. The eco-friendly design was recognized by the Green Building Initiative and the building achieved a 3 Green Globes rating for its efficient use of resources and sustainable development. Drop in to admire the architecture, or use the Internet. The Timmins Public Library is a wireless hotspot.
705.360.2623 ext. 8519 | http://tpl.timmins.ca
Timmins Culture Days
The Timmins Culture Days event is aimed at providing residents and visitors alike with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture. Through a three-day celebration every September, we are inviting artists and cultural organizations in the city to come together to participate in free interactive and “behind the scenes” activities to discover Timmins’s cultural spirit and passion. Click here to visit Timmins Culture Days page.