Council Supports a Focus on Development 
At the regular meeting of Timmins City Council, a number of significant development activities were approved.  Council declared a significant land parcel in the Melrose Heights subdivision surplus to municipal needs, thus clearing the way for new residential development.  Council also approved the sale of land in its Industrial Park to Acces Industrial Minier Inc. to service the mining industry in and around Timmins. Additionally, the City’s Official Plan has been renewed and will be sent to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for review.

“These announcements speak to the confidence the investor community has in the future of the City of Timmins,” stated Mayor Pirie.  “This confidence is bolstered by the positive announcements regarding the commencement of the Côté Lake Gold project, the initiation of the production of Gowest Gold and Kirkland Lake Gold setting up an administrative center in Timmins.  We are attracting new employees to the City and the real estate market is thriving.  

“We have an exciting new huge nickel project just to the north of Timmins in Canada Nickel, which would potentially change the dynamics of the city’s economy.  Our exploration section is booming with very promising projects with Galleon Gold and Gatling Resources, which is a joint venture with Kirkland Lake Gold and GFG Resources.  

“Our forestry section has been unable to keep up with demand.  Our industrial metal section, led by Imerys Talc, has been purchased by one of Canada’s premier businessmen, Aaron Regent, and this industry will flourish under his leadership.   It is a testament to the City and its partners that the City is able to grow this year when the majority of cities in Canada have experienced severe difficulties.”

Director of Community and Development Services, Mark Jensen stated that, “It is refreshing to see the interest growing in both the residential and non-residential sectors.”  To further support this trend, Planning staff will be releasing a couple of Request for Proposal (RFP) documents to promote continued residential development in the popular Park Avenue and Melrose Heights Subdivisions.  This will be complemented with the promotion of public sale opportunities for residential infill lot development throughout the community over the coming months.  Jensen added that, “The City is also very focused on continuing its work to promote and expand its Industrial Park in light of the recent surge in interest for both commercial and industrial properties.”
Posted by Lisa Greer On 12/11/2020 at 11:05 AM  

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