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The City of Timmins has determined that culverts on Denise St., MacLean Dr., and at the Terry Fox Trail are at end of life and will require replacement. The existing corrugated steel pipe culverts within the roadway will be replaced with concrete box culverts; the culvert on the Terry Fox Trail will be replaced with a corrugated steel pipe culvert.

Contractors will begin work on the Denise St. replacement on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. To complete work, road closures will be in place just north of Morandin Ave. with no through traffic. Work is expected to continue until early-August. In
the event of inclement weather or unfavourable site conditions, the work may be extended as required.

Timmins Transit Disruption:

Route 38 will proceed from Lamminen Ave. to Suzanne St., Martin Ave., and resume regular route on Denise St.
Route 37 will proceed from Denise St. to Martin Ave, Suzanne St., and resume regular route on Lamminen Ave.
Two stops will be affected at Denise St. - Shub Ave. and Denise St. - Morandin Ave.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. For more information on this year’s capital works projects, visit:

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 30, 2023 at 1:10 PM

The following municipal services will be closed or unavailable on Saturday, July 1 and/or Monday, July 3 in observance of Canada Day:

  • Service Timmins will be closed on Monday, July 3
  • Provincial Offences will be closed on Monday, July 3
  • Residential waste and recycling collection that falls on Monday, July 3, 2023, will be collected on Tuesday, July 4. Deloro Landfill, Tisdale Transfer Site, and the German Township Landfill Site will be closed on Canada Day (Saturday, July 1, 2023)
  • There will be no Timmins Transit services on Saturday, July 1
  • The Timmins Museum: NEC will be closed on Saturday, July 1 and Monday, July 3
  • Both branches of the Timmins Public Library will be closed on Saturday, July 1
  • The Archie Dillon Sportsplex Pool will be closed Saturday, July 1

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

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 30, 2023 at 8:58 AM

The City of Timmins Engineering Dept. wishes to advise residents that contractors will have McBride St. (north and south) closed at Riverside Dr. on Wednesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 6, 2023. 

This is part of Connecting Link construction, to facilitate the installation of concrete encased ducts. By completing installation of both north and south ducts, it will eliminate further disruptions and expedite work.  

McBride St. N. can be accessed from St. Jean Ave. with no exit onto Riverside Dr. McBride St. S. can be accessed through Bonaventure Dr. with no exit onto Riverside Dr.

Thank you for you continued cooperation as we work to improve the City’s roadways and infrastructure.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 29, 2023 at 1:07 PM
City Council has approved Pads K9 Protection and Detection Services to lead a one-year pilot project for security patrols across the city. The goal is to provide an additional level of safety overnight and to help prevent unwanted vandalism and crime.

The $100,336 cost is being recovered from the City’s portion of the Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT), which is money collected by local hotels on overnight stays. For the next 12 months, private security will be conducting foot and drive-by patrols between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., seven days a week. Council had previously approved the expense as part of the 2023 City budget.

“It is not ideal to have to add security patrols to bolster community safety,” says Mayor Michelle Boileau. “Council did not arrive at this decision lightly, but we have residents and business owners who are asking for help now to feel safe. This is one idea that can be implemented immediately, without burdening our tax base. By next month, we will have a mobile security patrol on the street to identify anything out of place and report it immediately to Timmins Police Service.”

Council’s recent town hall on community safety was attended by over 1,200 residents concerned with high incidents of crime, break and enters, theft of property, and trespassing.

“We are optimistic that the added presence of private security will serve as a crime deterrent and help reduce unwanted property crime and theft,” adds Boileau. “This is a pilot project and we need to review the results to see if this will work for Timmins, but it’s an answer today when asked, “What is City Council doing now to improve safety.”
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 29, 2023 at 9:56 AM
Mattagami Water Pollution Control Plant Secondary Bypass Report

Address: 551 Airport Road
Start date: June 26, 2023
Start time: 8:01 am
End date: June 26, 2023
End time: 8:30 am
Volume by-passed: 19.27 m3

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 27, 2023 at 9:36 AM

The City's Canada Day in the Park will be a blast! The City of Timmins, Tourism Timmins, and the Timmins Community Park Association have a fun afternoon planned with a HUGE assortment of bouncy amusements. Slide down the 21 ft. dual lane mega slide. Race through the 32 ft. obstacle course. Check out the little builders playland, 3-point hoop, and dino bouncer!

Plus, splash around in the suds from our dual cannon foam party, grab a BBQ hotdog, and celebrate Canada in one of Timmins’ greatest green spaces.

You also have a chance to spend next hockey season with the NOJHL champions. The Timmins Rock have generously donated two season passes that will be raffled off during the event. Fill out a ballot during the day!

Festivities run 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 1 from Hollinger Park.

For updates on the Canada Day Fun and Fireworks, follow the City of Timmins, Timmins Tourism and Timmins Community Park Association on Facebook.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 26, 2023 at 11:22 AM

The City of Timmins Environmental Services department wishes to advise the Public that the Preventative Boil Water Advisory at the Pine Ridge Motel & Trailer Park has been lifted.

  • Area: Pine Ridge Motel & Trailer Court
  •  Date Advisory Lifted: June 26, 2023

The Preventative Boil Water Advisory that the City of Timmins issued on May 9, 2023 has been lifted. Critical maintenance on the system was completed followed by satisfactory bacteriological sample results.

City staff would like to thank residents for their patience and cooperation during this work.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 26, 2023 at 10:31 AM

Yesterday, the province announced this year’s recipients of the Ontario Medal for Police Bravery. The medal is the province's highest honour and is given to police officers who have demonstrated great courage in risking their lives to save the lives of others.

Two of the officers recognized are members of Timmins Police Service, Sergeant Robin Carter and Constable Mark Lauzon.

“I want to thank both officers for helping to protect our community. The courage and commitment you bring to the police force does not go unnoticed. Your work brings you into some of the most difficult and dangerous circumstances; yet, you respond willingly to keep the rest of us safe. Thank you.” ~ Mayor Michelle Boileau


Pictured are Constable Mark Lauzon, Deputy Chief Henry Dacosta, and Sergeant Robin Carter.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 23, 2023 at 3:11 PM
Connecting Link construction is moving quickly on Riverside Dr. The contractor has been paving the inside lanes this week. Once complete, traffic will be diverted from the outside lanes to the inside lanes. We anticipate that this will happen early next week. Continue to follow signs and traffic controls.

Work on the outside lanes will include the installation of a new sidewalk from Shirley St. to Government Rd.

Crews have been in town this week pouring concrete for curbs and sidewalks in Segment 6 between Wilcox and Mountjoy. Once the concrete is poured, they do need to be covered and cure for 7 days before paving can begin. Once paving is complete, traffic controls are hooked up, line painting is finished, and Algonquin Blvd. from Preston through the Mountjoy intersection will be fully re-opened to traffic. We anticipate that this will happen in approximately 2 weeks, but will keep you updated.

Once construction moves to Segment 7 east of Mountjoy to Cedar St., vehicles will be diverted down one identified detour along Brunette Rd. to Second Ave. continuing to Mountjoy St. S. This a simplified detour route. Temporary traffic lights will be operational at Second and Brunette to maintain traffic flow. Motorists should also expect increased traffic along Sixth Ave. We will advise the public on the date the detour will go into effect.

Commercial motor vehicles are reminded that the detour along Shirley St. to Laforest Rd. remains in effect. Government Rd., Jaguar Dr., and Sandy Falls Rd. are not designated as truck routes.

This has been a busy construction season, but over the next couple of weeks, you’ll see a few projects wrap up and Connecting Link construction move ahead. Thank you for your continued patience.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 23, 2023 at 8:25 AM

One week after the City’s public town hall to discuss community safety, Mayor Michelle Boileau has issued a statement reflecting on the concerns brought forward by residents and business owners.

“It takes courage to stand up and speak before a crowd on experiences that are often personal and painful,” began Mayor Boileau. “As the arena floor filled up, I was overwhelmed by the feeling of frustration, but also the feeling of conviction and determination. You came prepared to fight for your city, your homes, your livelihood, and your safety.”

The Mayor’s statement is included in a full report outlining the key takeaways from the town hall, and a commitment to provide the answers and information that was requested on June 15.

View the full report here.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 22, 2023 at 4:26 PM
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