Arts and Culture

Timmins is a culturally diverse community that will satisfy your needs if you are looking to take in some music, watch a comedic performance or view some inspiring art.

From a symphony orchestra to an art club to local theatre groups and more, the city offers many opportunities to take in local art. Timmins also boasts many local dance clubs specializing in ballet, classical, tap, Scottish, and modern dance techniques.


People from around the world choose to make Timmins their home and they bring with them the traditions, cuisine, and history that distinguish their unique backgrounds. The cultural scene in Timmins is a vibrant reflection of the pride our citizens take in their heritage.

One of the annual highlights is the Timmins Multicultural Festival, which features the cuisine, music, dancing, and customs of the City’s cultural mosaic. The festival brings together many different cultural groups from Timmins: Austrian, Chinese, Croatian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Indian, Indigenous, Italian, Latin, Polish, Scottish, and Ukrainian cultures.


If you have a flair for the dramatic, you’ll probably want to get involved with a Timmins community theatre group like Take Two Theatre. This group is known for producing original plays, comedy acts, and even hosting dinner theatre as well.

Timmins Museum

You’ll enjoy the regular programming that the Timmins Museum provides; as well as, the special exhibit it installs as one of twenty-three National Exhibition Centres in Canada. Past exhibits included works from the McMichael Canadian Collection, Royal Ontario Museum, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. 

Timmins Public Library

The Timmins Public Library was established in 1921 and consists of the main library at 320 Second Avenue, and the C.M. Shields branch library at 99 Bloor Avenue in South Porcupine.

Services available to the public at no charge include:

  • Membership
  • Adult and children’s programs
  • Lending of books and audio books, magazines, videos, sound recordings on CD, language courses on cassette, large print audio books, and inter-library loans
  • Internet access
  • Reference collections, government publications, local history and genealogy, and databases

Timmins Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1979, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra boasts over 45 members and performs 5 or 6 concerts a season. The music director and 3 full-time professional teachers are kept busy with 120 students of the Geoffrey James Lee School of Music, summer music camp, and regular presentations to local schools. 

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