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Please be advised that the community splash pads are officially closed for the season. The city docks at the boat launch will also be removed effective Wednesday, October 12, 2022.


Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 11, 2022 at 4:02 PM
Earlier in May, we told you that this construction season would be one of the city’s busiest. We’ve been working on eleven key capital projects to maintain and improve infrastructure throughout the city. Here is the latest progress report as of Tuesday, October 11, 2022:

Connecting Link – controlled blasting for rock removal is now complete. Piping and granular fill is being done up to Wilcox. Curbs and sidewalks are proceeding on the south side of Algonquin Blvd. The utility poles on the north side are now removed and curb work has started from Theriault to Preston.

Paving (COMPLETED) – the City’s “Grind and Pave” project is complete. 5.8 km’s of roads have been paved and 5.6 km’s of rural roads have received surface treatment.

CCTV Inspection, sewer line cleaning, infrastructure repairs are all on-going.

Geotechnical Work (COMPLETED) – lab work related to the project is still ongoing but doesn’t affect the public.

Airport Rd. (COMPLETED SOON) – crews are now working on surface restoration like asphalt and sod replacement. All pit work and excavation are complete. Expect some short-delay road closures for paving as we head towards project completion. Bonus update: the Airport Rd. multi-use path will also be paved this week.

Work on the Bruce Ave. Bridge continues.

Denise St. (COMPLETED SOON) – paving is expected to begin this Thursday. All excavation is complete and curb work is finished up to Demine. Paving is tentatively set to begin Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Langmuir Rd. culvert replacement (COMPLETED)

St. Jean Ave. Extension (COMPLETED SOON) – Paving has been completed. Crews are finishing up some surface restoration and work on street lighting.

We appreciate your continued patience with detours, road closures, and other disruptions that happen during construction season. Improving and maintaining our infrastructure is necessary and important. Thank you for your cooperation.

For more information on each project, visit:
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 11, 2022 at 2:45 PM

Please be advised that Bloor Ave. is closed between Moore and Crawford October 11 and 12 while crews make a sanitary repair. 

Work is being completed at the intersection of Bloor and Main, so Main St. is also closed between Bruce and Shamrock.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For people looking to visit the C.M. Shields library, access is via Crawford. 

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 11, 2022 at 12:35 PM

Please be advised that MacLean Dr. will be closed between Polaris and Jade on Tuesday, October 12, 2022. Closure time will be 9:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Crews will be completing sewer main lining in the area. Traffic controls will be in place. 

Thank you for your cooperation. 

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 11, 2022 at 11:33 AM
In response to recent media articles around the doctor shortage in Timmins reaching “crisis” level, the City of Timmins is clarifying the municipality’s role in supporting physician recruitment.

With the exception of the City of Greater Sudbury, the City of Timmins funds physician recruitment at a higher level than any community in Northeastern Ontario. The City has been providing $145,000 in annual funding to the Physician Recruitment Initiative since the early 2000s. At that time, the City was called upon by the local health sector to finance the Medical Specialist Building to address the need for access to specialists in Timmins. This commitment carries through until 2028. In fact, the City has been providing funding for physician recruitment since the early 1990s.

City officials met with members of the physician recruitment task force in late 2021 to discuss physician recruitment. The task force was asked to develop a recruitment strategy and, to date, no clear strategy has been received.

In the meantime, the City continues to work with the Timmins and District Hospital (TADH) in supporting the expansion of the hospital’s physician recruitment program.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 07, 2022 at 12:40 PM

The following municipal services will be closed or unavailable on Thanksgiving Monday (October 10):

  • Service Timmins will be closed
  • There will be no household waste collection. Residents who normally have waste collection on Monday will receive waste collection on Tuesday, October 11.
  • Deloro Landfill will be closed.
  • There will be no Timmins Transit services
  • The Timmins Public Library and Timmins Museum: NEC will be closed.
  • The Archie Dillon Sportsplex Pool remains closed for annual maintenance.

For more information about municipal services visit or call Service Timmins at 705-264-1331.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 07, 2022 at 10:07 AM

The City has proclaimed Oct. 4 as Sisters in Spirit Day, a day to honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Gender Diverse people. It is an opportunity to support families who have lost a loved one and help create a safe space for understanding and healing.

Violence against Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people continues to be disproportionately high in Canada. We encourage residents to use Sisters in Spirit Day to help raise public awareness about how past and current trauma from racism, cultural genocide, and gender-based violence continues to impact First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities.

You can participate by attending the local Sisters in Spirit Vigil hosted by Timmins Native Friendship Centre on October 4 at 11:00 a.m. from their location on Kirby Ave. You can also light a candle and place it in a window of your home or reach out to local Indigenous agencies and ask how they are taking action to help bring an end to violence and, more importantly, how you can help.

Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people have the right to be safe and free from violence. To learn more, visit the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The Native Women’s Association of Canada is also a great resource on how to create meaningful moments of dialogue and reflection that support Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 04, 2022 at 10:20 AM

Timmins Public Library is excited to celebrate loving your library all month long.

Each week features a different aspect of loving your library, centering on all of the services, people, and places involved in making the Timmins Public Library successful. We encourage all residents who don’t already have a library card to come by and get their free membership. Celebrate with us at both branches, and out and about in your community. One card, one million possibilities.

The following events have been planned for all members!

StoryWalks – Author read – Paul Toffanello guided walk at Hersey Lake October 3 – 6 p.m.
Hersey Lake October 7-10
Terry Fox Trail – October 27-31
Downtown BIA Business windows – October 27-31

October 3-7 First Nations Public Library Week – Bekaa, Bzindaachagan – Wait and Listen
Featured collections – see Facebook
Sweetgrass Storytime – C.M. Shields branch October 4 - 6 p.m.
Timmins Fur Society: Trapping 101

October 17-21 Ontario Public Library Week
Book Sale!!! Come and purchase some wonderful new books for your own bookshelves. Pay what you can from Tuesday through Saturday.

Author Visits:
3 local authors are coming to present their works: Paul Toffanello October 3, Sophie Lemieux (child author!) October 8, and Susan Reimer October 22.

Bilingual ABC Yoga, movies, crafts, and many more! Please visit our website to view the full calendar of events to learn something new, have fun, and see what the people at the library have in store for you.

Reminder: see the library Facebook page and find October’s calendar of events online.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 03, 2022 at 1:28 PM
The Timmins Fire Department has helped fill the shelves at the Timmins and South Porcupine Food Banks with over 14,000 pounds of food and $5,600 in cash donations! This would not have been possible without the tremendous response from the community.

The Timmins Food Bank received 8,500 pounds of food and $4,405 in cash donations and had close to 60 volunteers come out and help collect, sort and place food. The South Porcupine Food Bank received 6,000 pounds of food and close to $1,200 in cash donations.

The Timmins Fire Department wishes to thank the community, firefighters and their families, volunteers, students and everyone associated with the Timmins and South Porcupine Food Banks for making the event a success.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 03, 2022 at 10:28 AM
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