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Construction is set to begin the week of July 5, 2022 on replacement of the bridge on Bruce Ave. The City of Timmins determined that the single span concrete structure needed to be replaced following structural review completed in 2021 by Associated Engineering.

Bruce Ave. will be closed to traffic from Gold Mine Rd. to Legion Dr. with vehicles detoured down Golden Ave. No Timmins Transit stops will be impacted by the detour. Please watch for detour signs once road closure is in place.

City of Timmins thanks residents for their cooperation and asks that they drive with care. For more information on the project, visit:
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 28, 2022 at 11:47 AM


A by-law is a rule or law that is put in place by the City of Timmins to ensure that our community remains safe and orderly. The City of Timmins Enforcement Services Division is responsible for enforcing our by-laws. Staff enforce by-laws by investigating complaints and responding to the concerns of citizens.

Each month, we'll explore a different by-law and what it means for you. This month, we're looking at the City's Fire Crackers / Fireworks by-law 1984-2162.

Baby, that’s a firework

Fireworks are low-explosive pyrotechnic devices that are used most commonly for entertainment. A firecracker is also a small explosive device, but its primarily designed to produce a loud noise. In the City of Timmins, the sale and setting off of firecrackers and fireworks is regulated by by-law 1984-2162.

It’s a straightforward by-law. No person shall sell any fire ball, squib, cracker or fireworks on any day of the year within the City of Timmins. A fire ball is a firework that shoots a ball of fire up in the air. A squib are the fireworks that make a large hissing noise as they go off. No person shall set-off or fire any fire ball, squib, cracker or fireworks on any day of the year within the City of Timmins on private or public property.

Fireworks are banned as a safety precaution, especially in areas that are at risk for forest or brush fires or in residential areas where a misfired firework could cause injury or damage to property.

But I’m a professional

When Canada Day rolls around, the city wants to celebrate. Professional firework companies can obtain a permit from the Fire Chief that will allow then to set-off fireworks at a specific time and place as outlined in their permit by a qualified person.

Applications for permits must be submitted in writing at least two weeks in advance to the Timmins Fire Department.

That’ll cost you

If you do decide to sell or set-off fireworks or firecrackers, you would be considered guilty of an offence and if convicted, are liable to a maximum fine of not more than $2,000.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 24, 2022 at 3:54 PM
The City of Timmins is encouraging residents to attend a Public Information Centre (PIC) on transportation alternatives for the Porcupine River corridor on Monday, July 4, 2022.

The Porcupine River Bridge on Frederick House Lake Rd. was closed last November over concerns of safety and structural integrity. Since then, the City has been working with Associated Engineering to come up with a permanent solution for the transportation corridor.

Associated Engineering will now present three (3) possible design options that include replacement of the bridge on Frederick House Lake Rd., permanent detour around the closed structure or a new road alignment east of the Porcupine River. This is an important opportunity for residents and interested parties to provide public input on each transportation alternative.

Public Information Centre
Date: Monday, July 4th, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Location: Hoyle Community Center
    25 Hoyle Rd.
    Porcupine, ON P0N 1H0

The PIC will consist of an open house format with City staff and technical representatives on hand to answer any questions.

The City of Timmins thanks residents for their participation in improving its active infrastructure.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 23, 2022 at 3:36 PM
The City is pedaling forward on plans to re-designate Jubilee Ave. and Theriault Blvd. in order to add dedicated bike lanes to both roads through a busy school and recreation area.

Centre two-way left turn lane signs have been installed along Jubilee Ave. and will be in effect once line painting is completed the week of June 27, 2022. The re-designation project will see Jubilee Ave. reduced to a three-lane road with a dedicated centre turn lane. Road markings for bike lanes will be painted at a later date.

For more information on the re-designation project, visit:
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 23, 2022 at 9:40 AM
When it comes to climate change, the City’s Environmental Coordinator is specific about what corporate initiatives need to happen now to give Timmins a green future.

“The City needs to lead by example,” says Christina Beaton. “Through our sustainability program, we have achieved success in reducing our corporate electricity consumption, natural gas consumption, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It’s a start, but we have work to do to encourage community participation in our programs.”

Since 2018, the City has reduced electricity consumption by 9%. Over the same period, the City has reduced natural gas consumption by 16%. The City’s energy intensity, the amount of energy used to provide a service or product, has been reduced by 14%, which far surpasses the overall goal of a 5% reduction over 5 years. The goal now is to maintain or improve this rate of reduction until 2024. The City has also met and surpassed target reductions on GHG emissions with a decline of 15% since 2017.

At last night’s council meeting, the City’s new Climate Change Adaptation Plan was approved. The plan is designed to advance community engagement in long-term planning with the goal of creating a community that is resilient to the risks associated with climate change.

“Yesterday, we had the season’s first special weather statement warning of high temperatures and potential health risks to vulnerable populations,” adds Beaton. “It helped reinforce the need for a comprehensive strategy, led by the City, to help our community deal with climate change risks like extreme heat days, heatwaves, reduced air quality from high temperatures and increased wildfire activity. We are hoping to collaborate with interested residents and community groups as we implement the plan.”

The City’s Community Adaptation Plan will soon be available online. Learn more about the City’s commitment to a sustainable future at:
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 22, 2022 at 6:47 AM

The Hollinger Splash Pad will be closed for regular service the morning of Thursday, June 23rd. It is expected to be back on by early Thursday afternoon.

Thank you for your cooperation. 

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 21, 2022 at 10:26 AM
The Prospector’s Trail at the Whitney-Tisdale Pump Station will be closed Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23, 2022 to complete trail rehabilitation from construction completed on the pump station. Work will also include hydroseeding of areas in the vicinity.

While access to the trail system is closed at the Whitney-Tisdale Pump Station, the public can access the Bart Thomson Trail from the Northern College property.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 21, 2022 at 9:21 AM

The City of Timmins’ infrastructure repair project starts Monday,  June 20, 2022. Crews will be out working on various sewer and storm drain locations around the city.

Temporary short-term lane reductions or road closures may be necessary to complete work. Traffic controls will be in place and drivers are asked to slow down when proceeding through the work zone. If you have any questions, reach out to Service Timmins at 705-264-1331 or online at

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

For more information on the infrastructure repair project, visit:

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 20, 2022 at 11:50 AM
City of Timmins Public Works have made temporary repairs to a collapsed sewer line that has shut down Airport Rd. between Lamminen Ave. and Riverpark Rd. The sanitary issue did not result in sewage discharge or major residential concerns.

Airport Rd. will remain closed between Lamminen Ave. and Riverpark Rd. until further notice while permanent repair is planned. Households and businesses will be notified of any necessary service disruptions as work proceeds.

Motorists are being detoured down Riverpark Rd. along Suzanne St. to Lamminen Ave. Local traffic only is permitted to access McChesney Rd.

Thank you for your continued patience. Detour signs are now in place. Please drive with care.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 17, 2022 at 9:45 AM

Update June 16, 2022 - 3:10 p.m.: Crews continue to assess an unexpected issue in the City’s sanitary system that has not resulted in major residential concerns. There has been no sewage discharge. The City has a temporary pump system in place to make sure that sanitary service will be maintained.

Please be advised that Airport Rd. between Lamminen Ave. and Riverpark Rd. is closed effective immediately due to a sanitary issue. Crews are currently on-site.

The closure is expected to continue until Monday, June 20, 2022.

Motorists are currently being detoured down Riverpark Rd. to Suzanne St. back to Airport Rd. via Lamminen Ave.

Updates will be provided.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 16, 2022 at 4:06 PM
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