About Timmins Ontario

Located in Northeastern Ontario along the Mattagami River, the city of Timmins is known globally as one of the richest mineral producing areas in the world. 

Located in Northeastern Ontario along the Mattagami River, the city of Timmins is known globally as one of the richest mineral producing areas in the world.  

The economy in Timmins is largely based on resource extraction and is heavily supported by a multitude of industries related to the mining of base and precious metals and minerals, and forestry.

Additionally, Timmins serves as the regional centre and hub for shopping, culture, commerce, health, industrial supplies, and distribution for communities along the Highway 11 corridor and the James Bay coastal communities.  This encompasses a total market draw of 89,952 people¹.  

With a population of 42,516 and a geographic area of 2,979.15 square kilometers², Timmins comprises a mix of urban and rural environments.  The city’s population density is 14.27 persons per square kilometer, significantly lower than cities in Southern Ontario.  The population and culture of Timmins is diverse with approximately 19.3% of the population speaking French at home.  

The cost for industrial land is relatively low, and the city has ample land available for development. There are 55 properties zoned for industrial development totaling over 1519 acres of hydro-serviced land. 

Timmins offers the ideal landscape for commerce, working, learning, and raising a family. The community’s affordability makes it an attractive location for families and a prime location for commercial and industrial development.

Timmins is also an access point to other highways throughout Northeastern Ontario including Highway 101, 144 and the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 11), connecting the city to Eastern and Western Canada.

It is important to acknowledge that Timmins is located in Treaty 9. This area includes over 14 First Nation communities that collaborate with municipalities, the Provincial and Federal government, and industry stakeholders on key projects that benefit their communities and peoples.³

¹ Source: Statistics Canada. 2017. Census Profile. 2016 Census. Last Updated: February 2017

² https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/as-sa/fogs-spg/Facts-cma-eng.cfm?LANG=Eng&GK=CMA&GC=586 

³ https://www.ontario.ca/page/map-ontario-treaties-and-reserves#t34

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