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Data Centre Opportunities in Timmins, Ontario, Canada

Data Centre Opportunities in Timmins, Ontario, Canada

Located in Northern Ontario, the City of Timmins is an ideal and cost-competitive location for data centres due to the naturally cool climate, low risk of natural disasters, and availability of developable industrial lands.

With a historical average annual of only four (4) “degree-days” greater than 24° Celsius (C) (75° F), Timmins’ cool climate is favorable for maintaining low operational costs.  The many lakes and rivers in the area offer potential to use unique, environmentally-sound cooling options to reduce electricity consumption.

The region is very environmentally stable boasting a low frequency of natural disasters.  This reduces overall downtime caused by environmental occurrences making business continuity easy to maintain. 

The availability of developable industrial land in Timmins, coupled with a low population density, makes the area an ideal location for data centres requiring privacy and isolation, yet is still easily accessible to employees.

As a North American leader in climate-friendly energy and sustainable technologies, Ontario is now a “coal-free” jurisdiction, switching off its last coal-powered electricity generation facility in early 2014.  Additionally, the Ontario government released and adopted its “Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan” in November 2018 which is designed to help protect the province’s air, land, and water; address litter and reduce waste; support Ontarians in reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and help communities and families prepare for climate change.

Finally, there are a number of value-added economic development based incentives available to those developing in Northern Ontario.

Top 10 Reasons to Locate Your Next Data Centre in Timmins

  1. Favourable climate for free and alternative cooling;
  2. Availability of green, carbon neutral power;
  3. Attractive electricity pricing;
  4. Security and stability – politically, economically and physically;
  5. Excellent communications infrastructure;
  6. Location and accessibility;
  7. Access to ICT skills and technical skills;
  8. Low cost property and real estate rates;
  9. Competitive corporate tax rates;
  10. Government support and available incentive options for support set-up.

Click here to review the Data Centre Value Proposition developed by the TEDC.

For more information, or any inquiries contact:  Jeremy Elomaa

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