Welcome to the City of Timmins, a municipality that owes its existence to the initiative and to the mining industry and to Shania Twain. There are also famous mining magnates by the names of Harry Preston, Sandy McIntyre and Benny Hollinger, who in the early 1900’s discovered gold.
Financiers Noah and Henry Timmins were responsible for the development of the Hollinger Mine and, thus, the name Timmins came to the forefront and has been the city’s proud designation ever since. But mainly, Timmins is about people; a city that was multicultural before the rest of Canada knew what that word meant. The major road north to Timmins is Highway 11 which starts just north of Barrie Ontario.
Distance from Toronto: 700 km
Driving time from Toronto: 7 hrs
Places to Visit in the Timmins Area:
Culture and History
- Le centre culturel La Ronde
- Hollinger House
- McIntyre Lodge
- Timmins Fire Department
- Timmins Memorial Cemetery
- Timmins Museum Collections Storage Site
Official City Web Site: City of Timmins