Timmins, Ontario

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Timmins, with a population of 43,686 (2001), is a city in northeastern Ontario, Canada on the Mattagami River. At 2,961.52 square kilometres, Timmins was Canada's largest city in land area until 2001, when the city of Greater Sudbury was created.

The city was founded in 1912 after three gold mines were discovered in the area. Mining, of gold and other metals such as silver, zinc, copper, and nickel, is the dominant industry in the area. Forestry is also important to the local economy, and Timmins is a regional government and commercial service centre for much of Northeastern Ontario.

The mining prospector for whom the city is named was an ancestor of a noted Canadian entertainment family which includes three members of the rock band Cowboy Junkies.

Due to the large network of abandoned mining tunnels under the city, Timmins has had problems in recent years with sinkholes. This began to attract international attention in 2004, with a story on the topic airing on the American Fox News Channel. So far, the city has managed to avoid tragedy as nobody has died in a sinkhole incident.

The community is served by the Timmins Airport, which has scheduled service to Toronto and Sudbury, and acts as a mini hub for many small communities in the north-central part of the province.

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Demographics

According to the 2001 Statistics Canada Census:

  • % Change (1996-2001): -8.0
  • Dwellings: 18,806
  • Density (persons per sq. km.): 14.8

The racial make up is:

  • 92.3% White
  • 6.6% Aboriginal
  • 0.4% Chinese
  • 0.3% Asian

The religious denominations are:

Communities

Schools

École Secondaire Thériault is a high school.

Timmins High and Vocational School is a high school.

O'Gorman High School is a high school.

École Publique Renaissance is a high school.

Notable people from Timmins

Shania Twain is the most famous native of Timmins. Other notable figures from the city include:




North: Cochrane, Unorganized, North Part
West: Cochrane, Unorganized, North Part
Timmins East: Black River-Matheson
South: Timiskaming, Unorganized North West, Ontario

pt:Timmins (Ontário)

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