Welcome to Timmins…. A City with so much to offer!! This book has been put together by the STAR (Supporting Timmins Area Recruitment) Committee for the Timmins and District Hospital. The committee is a group of physician's spouses, hospital employees and some established Timmins residents who are working together to promote the City of Timmins with its "Heart of Gold" and the Timmins and District Hospital. Timmins has much to offer with respect to lifestyle activities and a vibrant medical community, both professionally and socially. We want you to be part of our friendly community! City of Timmins Timmins, Ontario, Canada Motto: The City with a Heart of Gold Coordinates: 48º28’N 81º20’W Country Canada Province Ontario District Cochrane Established 1912 Government - Mayor Tom Laughren - Governing Body Timmins City Council - MPs Charlie Angus (NDP) - MPPs Gilles Bisson (ONDP) Area - Total 2,961.52 km² (1,143.4 sq mi)  Population (2006) - Total 42,455 - Density 14.5/km² (37.6/sq mi) Timmins is a city in northeastern Ontario, Canada on the Mattagami River. At the time of the Canada 2006 Census, Timmins’ population was 42, 455. At 2,961.52 square kilometers (1,143 sq mi), Timmins was Canada’s largest municipality in land area until 1995, when the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta was created, although it remained the largest municipality in Ontario until 2001, when it was superseded by the newly amalgamated cities of Kawartha Lakes and Greater Sudbury. It is the 69 th largest metropolitan area in Canada Climate Economy Timmins’ economy is based on a boom-and bust business cycle. The city’s economic state is controlled by its major industry, mining. When gold and base-metal prices are high the city’s economy explodes, however, when those prices drop the local market historically dips with it. The city’s economy is now booming thanks to high base-metal and gold prices. Timmins’ secondary industries include: forestry, tourism, recreation, health care, education, commercial and industrial commerce, culture and telecommunications. The community has been undergoing a moderate boom in gold mining, with several new underground mining operations opening up and a large scale surface mining reclamation project currently underway in the east end and another in a more centralized location in the planning stage by Goldcorp Inc.. The Timmins and District Hospital is a major referral health care centre for northeastern Ontario, particularly the Cochrane District, but like all of Northern Ontario Timmins is still considered medically underserved. The community is serviced by the Victor M. Power Airport. It has scheduled service to numerous southern and northern Ontario locations via Air Canada Jazz, Bearskin Airlines, Thunder Airlines and Air Creebec. Timmins Transit provides regularly scheduled local bus service and Handy-Transit for those with disabilities. The city is also serviced by Ontario Northland Motor Coach Services. A retail boom has struck Timmins and big box stores are being built in the city’s west end. This includes a new Home Depot and a new larger Canadian Tire. A new Shoppers Drug Mart has been constructed near downtown. As well, a number of shops have been established in a new plaza being constructed near Highway 655 and Algonquin Blvd. East. Futureshop opened a store in 2008 at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Shirley Street. Shoppers Drug Mart opened a second new large format store on Algonquin and Highway 655 in January 2008. A&W opened its doors in December 2007. Value Village opened up February 14 th. Michaels Arts Centre opened in Summer 2008, Futureshop opened in the fall 2008, Dollarama, opened spring 2008. Boston Pizza has confirmed they will open in Timmins in the next year. Wal-mart Canada has applied to the city to convert the local Wal-mart store to a Wal-mart Supercentre. The Timmins Square is also expected to expand, adding some 77,000 square feet (7,200 m²). Recently Rona Canada opened a new big box store at the Feldman Plaza. Retail development is not slowing down for 2008 and 2009. A new, Penningtons and MXM Clothing store will be built near Home Depot and Canadian Tire. Also a new Holiday Inn Express is rumoured to begin construction later this year and be open for late 2009. Construction is slated on a new Social Services building in the City’s Central. The city is undergoing a major strategic planning effort, “Building Our Future”, and economic development endeavour “Community Improvement Plan (CIP) – Streetscape”. This initiative is a community led process that involves a variety of City Hall En Building, fo main publ partners including The City of Timmins, The Timmins Economic Development Corporation, The Timmins Chamber of Commerce, The Venture Centre/Le Centre de developpement, Le Réseau de development économique et d’employabilité de l’Ontario (RDÉE), Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario (ACFO), Ministry of Northern Development & Mines, The National Research Council, FedNor, NorthernTel, Ontera and the Government of Canada. Upon the completion of the CIP – Streetscape project the core downtown areas within the city will undergo major redesign and redevelopment changes which will encompass building upgrades and new pedestrian friendly recreational and retail options. Timmins is evolving into a regional governmental, transportation, industrial, commercial and recreational centre for much of Northeastern Ontario and the James Bay coast line, Nishnawbe Aski Nation. The city has a regular annual market draw of 120,000+ people, which has been steadily growing in recent years with the discovery of diamonds in the region. The De Beers Victor Project is located near the First Nations James Bay community of Attawapiskat, and is Ontario’s first diamond mine. In 2007, the City of Timmins began a new program called “The Lay Roots Program” The City is attracting Toronto’s skilled labour immigrants, to com North to the Community, to date nearly 100 immigrants have landed a job in the City, which is the community development plan to address the skilled Labour shortage, and fill the booming retail section. Timmins, generally known for hockey, is also home to a very competitive dance industry. There are six dance schools in the city; The Nancy Delmonte Academy of Dance, in Porcupine, Ontario was founded by Nancy Delmonte, and is home to the only competitive dance team in Timmins and is the only dance school in Timmins with a successful acrobatic program. The Lisa Ciccone School of Ballet, is in the Melrose district of the city, and serves mainly as a ballet school, but offers other styles as well, under the teachings of founder Lisa Ciccone. Mick School of Dance is also in the Melrose area, founded by Mona Mick, it is the oldest dance establishment in the city and has a very successful adult ballroom program. Pat Picard School of Dance, also in the Mountjoy area, was founded by Pat Picard and offers many styles of dancing. The Melissa Kelly Dance Academy is the newest dance establishment in the city, which is based in the downtown area, and was founded by Melissa Kelly. Lastly, Dansons La Ronde is run from the French cultural centre by Lucie Miron-Leroux. Religion 68.7% Catholic 20.2% Protestant 8.5% No Religion 1.8% Other Christian 0.8% Other Religions Language According to the 2006 census, 53% of the population listed English as their first language (Anglophone) and 38% listed French (Francophone), 2% were listed as learning both at the same time and 6% have neither English nor French as their first language (Allophone). Notable People from Timmins Shania Twain is the most internationally famous native of Timmins. Lights (born Valerie Poxleitner), vocalist, singer-songwriter Charlie Angus, musician and songwriter for the band Grievous The Timmins Daily Angels, now serving as the New Democratic Party Member of Press Building Parliament for Timmins – James Bay Paul Bellini, comedy writer and television actor Gilles Bisson, Ontario New Democratic Party Member of Provincial Parliament for Timmins – James Bay Natalie Brown, actress currently appearing on Sophie Dave Carroll and Don Carroll, country/pop/folk band Sons of Maxwell Stompin’ Tom Connors, musician and songwriter was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, but lived and worked in the mines in Timmins long enough to get his big break singing at the Maple Leaf Hotel there in 1965. Patrice Desbiens, French poet and percussionist Gordon Thiessen, Governor of the Bank of Canada from 1994 to 2001 Bruce McCaffrey, Progressive Conservative MPP Derek Edwards, Award Winning Comedian Carlo Cattarello, Award Winning Sports, Order of Canada, Queen’s Jubilee Medal recipient J. Conrad Lavigne, broadcasting pioneer Jamie Lim, current president and CEO of the Ontario Forestry Industries Association; former Timmins mayor Bill Denis Brisson, Former Canadian Diplomat Derek McGrath, actor best known as the cherubic murderer “Andy-Andy” Schroeder on Cheer, and Dr. Benjamin Marion Jeffcoate on My Secret Identity Alan Pope, former Progressive Conservative MPP Jim Prentice, Conservative Party of Canada Member of Parliament from Calgary, Alberta Myron Scholes, Nobel Laureate economist. Prize awarded for discovering a new way to value derivatives. Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet, newspaper magnate, started his empire in 1930s with the Timmins Daily Press Lola Lemire Tostevin, novelist and poet Michael Barnes, author Bruce Watson, guitarist with Scottish rock band Big Country The City of Timmins, Ontario owes its birthright to the riches of the Canadian Shield. On June 9, 1909, Harry Preston slipped on a rocky knoll and the heels of his boots stripped the moss to reveal a large vein of gold, which later became the Dome Mine. This vein was several hundred feet in length and was 150 feet wide. In 1912, Noah Timmins founded the town to house the employees of the Hollinger Mine. In 1973, the town amalgamated with it's neighbouring townships and the City of Timmins was born. The City has grown since its inception, with a residential population of approximately 50,000, we service a region of over 117,000 people. The City of Timmins is one of the North's largest regional centres. Building on its solid, industrial foundation, the City of Timmins offers a variety of natural, cultural and recreational diversions. We are a growing community that welcomes your business and presents ample opportunities. Country music superstar Shania Twain is also proud to call Timmins her hometown. It's all here, waiting for you! Take a deep breath of fresh, northern air, and get ready to experience the Incredible Hospitality of Timmins - the City with a Heart of Gold! Community Location: Timmins, Ontario, Canada is located at Latitude 48.20 degrees North and Longitude 80.44 degrees West. The City’s elevation is approximately 880-900 feet above sea level. The City is 3,210 km 2 (1,240 square miles) making Timmins the largest city in Canada by area. The City of Timmins is centrally located in Northeastern Ontario. Road, air and rail provide convenient access to and from the City. Timmins is situated minutes away from the TransCanada Highway thus providing easy access to major markets. Other highways servicing Timmins are #144, #101, #655 and #11. DISTANCES TO SELECTED PROVINCIAL URBAN CENTRES: The City is within a day’s drive to at least 7 U.S. border crossings. Sault Ste. Marie Ontario/Sault Ste. Marie Michigan, Grand Portage/ Thunder Bay, and Niagara Falls are among the closest. CITY Kilometres SUDBURY NORTH BAY SAULT STE. MARIE TORONTO HAMILTON OTTAWA KITCHENER/WATERLOO THUNDER BAY ST. CATHARINES NIAGARA FALLS KINGSTON LONDON MONTREAL WINDSOR 290 370 440 680 730 730 740 770 775 790 825 830 925 1020 Miles 180 230 273 422 454 454 460 479 482 491 513 516 575 643 * Bold cities represent U.S. border crossings. Economic Area: The City of Timmins’ main trading area encompasses a territorial market of approximately 117,000 people. It extends throughout the Cochrane District and to the James Bay coastal areas. Several other communities such as Chapleau and Kirkland Lake have also been added to our regular market draw data. Our central location has allowed the City to become a regional shopping, cultural, commerce, health, industrial supply and distribution centre for Northeastern Ontario. Timmins’ location, along with traditional business ties developed by the mining, forestry and manufacturing industries has facilitated the development of new markets on an international level. The City is centrally located on principal ground transportation routes, which enhances access to major markets. A busy regional airport services Timmins with numerous daily flights to Toronto and other major centres. General Info….Timmins at a Glance! Population: 43,686 Regular Market Draw (pop): City Area: 117,000+ Local Bus Service: Timmins Transit Province Wide Bus Service: Railway: Air: Ontario Northland passenger and cargo services 3,210 sq. Km. (1,240 sq. Mi.) Library: Ontario Northland freight and connecting passenger service Air Canada Jazz, Air Creebec, Bearskin Airlines, and cargo service 12 financial institutions with numerous branches located throughout the city Timmins Daily Press, The Timmins Times, and Les Nouvelles 4 School Boards providing French and English education, 2 Community Colleges, 1 French language University Program, 1 Private Post-Secondary educational facility Central library and branch Hotels/Motels: 10 for a total of 717 rooms Natural Gas: Serviced by Union Gas (705) 268-4000 Hydro: Serviced by Hydro One -1-(888) 664-9376 Telephone: Northern Telephone Ltd. - local service - (705) 360-8555 O.N.Telecom - long distance service - (705) 264-5859 Northern Telephone Ltd. - (705) 360-8555 O.N.Telecom - (705) 268-9535 Regional Cable Systems Inc. - (705) 264-7000 Financial Institutions: Newspapers: Schools: High Speed ATM Services: Cable: Internet Service Providers: Radio Stations: Shopping: Arenas: Golf Courses: Parks: Onlink - (800) 667-0053 Sympatico - (705) 360-8555 Vianet - (705) 264-7064 5 FM stations Downtown shopping areas, strip malls and one large shopping mall – the Timmins Square, as well as several big box stores 6 Arenas 2 Golf Courses: Hollinger Golf Club Spruce Needles Golf Club 21 - (8 of which are supervised) Newspapers: x The Daily Press, 187 Cedar St. S., 268-5050 to subscribe x The Timmins Times, free, published twice weekly, 268-6252 x Les Nouvelles, 187 Cedar St. S., 268-2955 Timmins Website: x www.city.timmins.on.ca, a very detailed website definitely worth visiting! City Hall: x 220 Algonquin Blvd. E., 264-1331, located downtown near the corner of Algonquin and Pine Emergency: x Call 911 Service Clubs: x For a detailed list of clubs and phone numbers consult the Community Information Directory published by the Timmins Volunteer Centre, 264-9765 Schools: x A complete list of schools with location can be found in the Community Information Directory School Boards: x District School Board Ontario Northeast, 153 Croatia Avenue, Schumacher, 360-111, 1-800-381-7280, www.dsb1.edu.on.ca x Northeastern Catholic District School Board, 101 Spruce St. N., Timmins, 268-7443, www.ncdsb.on.ca x Conseil Scolaire Catholique des Grandes Riviers, 896 Riverside Drive, Timmins, 267-1421, 1-800-465-9984, www.cscdgr.on.ca x Conseil Scolaire Public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario, 310 Algonquin, North Bay, 705-472-3443, 1-888-591-5656, www.csdne.edu.on.ca RESTAURANTS…. Name Address Telephone Timmins Square, 1500 Riverside Drive & Algonquin 151 Bruce Ave. South Porcupine 268-8558 Home of the Teen Burger 235-3332 Fine dining and banquets, licensed under LLBO, qualified chef on staff, snowmobile access Asia 328 205 Pine St. S 267-6616 Hot & spicy dishes, teriyaki, sushi Bentley's Kitchen 163 5 Avenue 268-4226 Home cooked meals, Canadian and Italian cuisine, catering Boogy’s Diner and Catering Boston Pizza Broadway Restaurant Burger King Timmins Airport Riverside Drive 71 Third Avenue 610 Algonquin Blvd. E 264-0077 264-3434 268-2200 Home cooking, 2 for 1 nights Home of the Whopper! Captain Submarine 101 Mall, 38 Pine St. N. 268-3811 Assorted submarines Casey's Bar & Grill 760 Algonquin Blvd. E 267-6467 Family restaurant, take out available Cedar Meadows Resort Inc. – Le Voyageur Restaurant Chez-Nous Take Out 1000 Norman 268-5800 Steak & seafood (Black Angus & wild meats) 20 Vimy 267-7297 Choy See Kam’s Cantonese Cuisine Christopher’s Coffee House Club 147 (Billiards) Colasacco’s Pasta Palace 246 Algonquin Blvd. W. 264-6200 Fast Food, take-out, Home of the Poutine Cantonese, Hong Kong, hot and spicy dishes 35 Pine St. S 57 Mountjoy St. S 248 Pine St. S 268-7274 268-7665 360-5050 Cozy Corner Restaurant 24 Mountjoy St. S 264-8383 D’Eatery Dante Club Deli 101 Desserts Please 119 Pine Street South 162 Cedar Street South 209 Third Avenue 81 Balsam St. S 267-2330 264-3185 264-4447 268-2253 Don's Pizzeria 57 Mountjoy St. S. 264-1361 East Side Mario's 1120 Riverside Drive 268-9555 Encore Chinese Restaurant Esso Truck Stop Restaurant Fishbowl Restaurant 211 Algonquin Blvd. E 2154 Riverside Drive 267-3931 268-4583 Pizza, chips, spaghetti and much more Family restaurant, Italian Food, licensed under LLBO Authentic Chinese Family Restaurant 942 Riverside Drive 267-3940 Seafood, pasta, chicken, sushi night Gallery Dining Room (Days Inn) Gino's Pizza 14 Mountjoy St. S 267-6211 43 Cedar St. S 268-4466 Pasta, steak and seafood. Prime rib nights Pizza, Italian sandwiches A & W Restaurant Airport Hotel th Specialty Pool and munchies Italian cuisine, take-out deli trays, homemade sausages, fresh pasta Seafood, Szechuan Hot & Spicy Dishes, Chinese Food, Licensed under LLBO, catering and take-out menu Lunch menu, catering available Italian Buffet, catering Lunch menu Desserts , coffee bar, grilled and cold sandwiches, home-made soup, salads, pasta Name Address Telephone Golden Dragon Restaurant Golden Mile Restaurant 268-8898 235-9314 Kentucky Fried Chicken 128 Third Avenue Highway 101 South Porcupine 95 Bruce South Porcupine 536 Alqonquin Blvd. E La Chaumiere Specialty 235-4321 Chinese and Canadian Buffet Family Restaurant, Chinese and Canadian Food Canadian and Chinese Food 268-9525 Home of the Colonel! 32 Mountjoy N 267-1101 French Canadian Cuisine Lily's Restaurant 56 Second Avenue 268-6233 London Cafe Restaurant & Tavern Lucky Star 38 Mountjoy St. S 267-7191 134 Third Ave 268-2828 McDonald's Restaurant 522 Algonquin Blvd. E 264-7323 Chinese and Canadian Menu, licensed under LLBO Canadian and Chinese Food, licensed under LLBO Canadian and Chinese Food, licensed under LLBO Home of the Big Mac McIntyre Coffee Shop 360-5225 Micky J’s Bar and Grill McIntyre Arena Schumacher Park Road Square Mike's Restaurant 355 Alqonquin Blvd. E 264-3000 Montana’s Cookhouse Timmins Square 1500 Riverside Drive 425 Alqonquin Blvd. E 360-5999 Timmins Square 1500 Riverside Drive 977 Riverside Drive 268-5534 Fries, Hot Dogs 268-0000 Pizza delivery plus eat in restaurant 194 Third Avenue Kenogamissi Lake 360-1111 360-2892 Hot and fresh pizza Dining Room 264-7849 268-2664 268-8882 Famous Quiznos subs Home Cooked Meals All day breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch buffets The Sweet Tomato Taco Villa Vanelli's Pizza 54 Waterloo Road 293 Wilson Ave. Timmins Square 1500 Riverside Drive 114 Algonquin Blvd. E 999 Riverside Drive Timmins Square 81 Balsam St. S Timmins Square Timmins Square Tim Horton’s Numerous locations! Wendy's Restaurant 40 Waterloo Road 267-4100 Burgers, fries, salads, etc. Wok Express 1500 Riverside Drive Timmins Square 360-5666 Chinese Food House of Yee Mr. Sub New York Fries Pizza Hut Pizza Pizza Post 392 Bed and Breakfast Quizno’s Sub Restaurant Nadeau Siva’s Family Restaurant Subway Sandwiches & Salads 267-3333 Home cooked meal, breakfast, buffets, catering Restaurant, imported beers Family Restaurant, licensed under LLBO Family restaurant 264-1831 268-6404 267-3200 268-4131 268-CAKE 268-3737 268-6533 Buffet restaurant, party room rentals Tacos, burritos, Enchiladas, salads SHOPPING… Kids Clothing: Kay’s Tot & Teen, 165 Pine St. S. (downtown) 264-4952 Please Mum, Timmins Square – 360-5911 Winners, Timmins Square x x x Ladies Clothing: Tweed & Hickory, 227 Third Ave. ( downtown) –264-1281 Socks Third Avenue, 221 Third Avenue – 265-5818 Zenone’s Lifestyle Emporium, 52 Pine Street South – 267-7778 Many chain stores in Timmins Square x x x x Men’s Clothing: Tweed & Hickory, 227 Third Avenue, 264-7980 Steinberg & Mahn, 25 Wilson, 264-1489 x x Dancewear: The Trophy Shoppe, 21 Father Costello Drive, Schumacher, 264-3444 Bermuda Tan, 36 Balsam Street South, 264-4500 x x Draperies: Gale's Draperies and Blinds, 135 Third Avenue, 267-3142 Colour Magic Decorating Centre, 72 Golden Ave. ( South Porcupine), 235-4530 Carpet Man, 92 Balsam St. S., 264-2511 Home Interiors, 1185 Riverside Dr., 360-9003 x x x x Furniture: Arctic Home Furnishings, 153 Pine St. S. 264-5301 The Brick, 108 Third Avenue, 264-2274 Porcupine Pro Hardware, 85 Bruce Ave. South Porcupine 235-3828 Home Furniture, 708 Algonquin E (Hwy 101 & 655) 268-2003 Timmins Furniture,1092 Riverside Drive, 360-1499 x x x x x Grocers: A&P Food Store, 140 Algonquin Blvd. W. 268-5481 Fleury's Your Independent Grocers, 654 Algonquin blvd. E. 264-8233 Levis' Foodland, 670 Airport Rd. 268-5020 Food Basics, 105 Brunette Rd. 268-9922 LOEB, Porcupine Mall, 235-3535 Pick of the Crop, 38 Pine St. N. ( 101 Mall) 268-3635 No Frills, Timmins Square x x x x x x x Butchers: Zudel's Ltd. Fresh Mart, 49 Dale Avenue 267-5555 Dambrowski's Smoked Meats, 125 Wilson Ave. 268-1955 The Butcher Shop 372 Pine St. S. 268-0226 x x x x x x Bakeries: Hollinger House Bakery, 100 Waterloo Rd. 267-6704 Golden Crust Specialty Bakery, 119 Wilson Ave. 264-6567 D’Amours Specialty Cakes, 1082 Riverside Drive, 268-0300 Fresh Homemade Pasta: Toffanello's Fresh Pasta, 119 Wilson Ave. 268-6933 Colasacco Pasta Place, 248 Pine St. S. 360-5050 x x Sports Stores: Source for Sports, 950 Riverside Drive, 264-1010 Northern Sports, 1150 Riverside Drive, 268-3902 Sport Chek, Timmins Square Quinn Sports, 88 Third Avenue, 267-2455 x x x x Fishing and Snowmobile Gear: Dumoulin’s, 1008 Riverside Drive, 264-8098 Albert’s Sports and Workwear, 822 Riverside Drive, 264-8189 Mikey’s General Sales & Repair, 1301 Airport Rd., 268-6050 All-Terrain Recreation, 53 Father Costello Drive Schumacher, 264-8093 J&B Cycle and Marine (Yamaha Dealer), 360 Algonquin Blvd E., 267-1417 x x x x x Arts and Handicraft Stores: Joanne’s Art Centre, 42 Pine Street South, 268-9585 Anything Goes, (scrapbooking supplies), 21 Mountjoy St. S., 268-6484 Michaels Arts & Crafts, 2161 Riverside Drive, 264-3411 x x x Gifts: Miner’s Pick Gift Shop, Shania Twain Centre, 360-8500 Timmins Museum Boutique, Porcupine Mall, 235-5066 Hallmark, Timmins Square, 268-2884 Joanne’s Art Centre, 42 Pine Street South, 268-9585 William Drew Florists, 93 Pine Street South, 267-1117 Branded Spaces, Pine Street North, 360-9090 (various gift shops within a unique shopping experience) La Galeruche, 32 Mountjoy Street North, 264-8353 Three Small Rooms Boutique, 283 Pine Street South, 268-4400 x x x x x x x x Framing: Joanne’s Art Centre, 42 Pine Street South, 268-9585 Artsie, 119 Wilson Avenue, 360-9000 Michaels Arts & Crafts, 2161 Riverside Drive, 264-3411 x x x Florists: Timmins Flower Shop, 149 Pine Street South, 264-6212 William Drew Florists, 93 Pine Street South, 267-1117 The Love Bug (virtual) – www.thelovebug.ca, 360-5442 Virtual Flower Power, 1657 Pine St. S., 360-5442 x x x x x x x x x Hardware Stores: Home Depot, Hwy. 101 Porcupine Pro Hardware, 85 Bruce Avenue, South Porcupine, 235-3828 Home Hardware, 1700 Riverside Drive, 267-6295 Canadian Tire, Hwy 101 RONA Cashway Pharmacies: Drug Store Pharmacy, Independent Grocers, 264-8300 McDonald’s Pharmacy, South Porcupine, 235-3941 Rexall Drug Stores, 267-3941 Shoppers Drug Mart x 123 Third Avenue, 267-6555 x 227 Algonquin Blvd. W., 264-4311 (Open 24 hours) x 681 Algonquin Blvd. E., 264-6511 Walmart Pharmacy, 267-3101 Zeller’s Pharmacy, 267-2363 x x x x x x Office Supplies: Grand and Toy, Park Road Square Timmins Stationary, 133 Third Avenue, 264-4331 Staples Business Depot, 1485 Riverside Drive, 360-4200 x x x Computer Sales and Service: Algonquin Business Computers, 361 Algonquin, 268-4117 Computype North, 254 Third Avenue, 267-7125 Computer World, 38 Pine Street North, 267-2556 Staples Business Depot, 1485 Riverside Drive, 360-4200 Comtec Computers, 33 Spruce St., S., 264-1351 Krazy Krazy Audiotronics, 1330 Riverside Drive, 268-4041 MDL Computer Services, 266-5758 Future Shop, Riverside Drive, 268-9111 (Next to Krazy Krazy) x x x x x x x x Music Stores: Ray Perrier Music, 29 Balsam St. S., 267-3865 The Music Box, 108 Third Avenue, 268-2221 x x ACCOMMODATIONS: Cedar Meadows Resort, 1000 Normal, 268-5800 Comfort Inn, 939 Algonquin Blvd., E, 264-9474 Days Inn and Conference Center, 14 Mountjoy St. S., 267-6211 Super 8 Motel, 730 Algonquin Blvd, E., 268-7171 Travelodge Timmins, 1136 Riverside Drive, 360-1122 Howard Johnson, 1800 Riverside Drive, 267-6241 x x x x x x x x Bed and Breakfast: McIntyre Lodge, Highway 655, Timmins, 268-5242 Sue’s Bed and Breakfast, 218 Earl Street, Porcupine, 235-4853 A LITTLE BIT OF CULTURE…. Timmins Symphony Orchestra: 637 Algonquin Blvd East, 3rd floor, 267-1006 Talented musicians perform concerts throughout year, along with many guest artists Choir ensemble Music school for adults and children, youth orchestra, summer music camp x x x x Porcupine Art Club: Call 264-4257 Weekend painting every Saturday Free studio space to members Local artists showcase their work in the community “Art in the Park” held May – August x x x x x Multicultural Festival held first Sunday in June each year at McIntyre Arena experience the excitement of different cultures, savour the cuisine and ethnic costumes contact: Marjorie Boyd at 268-0735 x x x Timmins Museum National Exhibition Center: Promotes the history and culture of Timmins and Northeastern Ontario through its exhibitions, collections and programs. Workshops for adults and children are given throughout the year Membership program, gift shop, picnic area, research library, room rental Call 235-5066 x x x Porcupine Music Festival: President: Pat Sullivan Address : P.O. Box 662 Timmins P4N 7G2 x x Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association: President: Ron Spadafore phone: 264-0978 x Musicians Association Information, Timmins President: Les Hilliard Phone: 264-9500 x x La Ronde Cultural Centre Executive Director: Luc Morin Phone: 267-8401 Plus de 300 activités sociales, culturelles et sportives sont présentées par année! Offre des activités, des services et des programmes pour les francophones de tous les groupes d’age: activités artistiques et culturelles, activités sociales et recréatives, activités sportives Email: email@example.com x x x x x x x Gold Mine Tour and Shania Twain Center Call 360-8500, 1 Shania Twain Drive See the City of Timmins Website for full information on these great attractions Art Galleries: x La Galeruche – 32 Mountjoy Street North, Centre Culturel LaRonde – 264-8353 x Highlights work of region’s Francophone Population x Gallerie Inuit Plus – by appointment – 267-7514 or www.inuitplus.com x A Timmins based art consulting company specializing in Canadian Inuit Art. x J. Huggins Artworks – 403 Hart Street – 267-8081 x On-site gallery by appointment only x M a r c e l L a f o n t a i n e F i n e A r t S t u d i o – 1 9 8 T o k e S t r e e t – 2 6 4 -5438 or www.marcellafontainefineartstudio.com x x Custom portraits, Timmins landscape scenes, floral paintings and wildlife For the Love of Glass Studio and Workshop, Lise Cotnam, Kraft Creek Road, 268-0359 x Classes available as well as many stunning pieces available to purchase x Worth a visit! Choral Groups: The Timmins Concert Singers (formerly known as Timmins Youth Singers) was founded in 1978 by voice instructor and previous conductor, Rosanne Simunovic. The choir, open to young adults, ages 14 and over, has developed an excellent reputation throughout Ontario. High musical standards, discipline and enthusiasm have been nurtured through numerous choral workshops and performing opportunities. Over the years, many TCS members have been selected to perform with both the National and the Ontario Youth Choir Under the present conductor, Lauri-Ann Loreto-Neal, the TCS regularly stages two concerts per season. Past concerts have featured staged Broadway Musicals, Gilbert and Sullivan operettas and opera choruses in the distinguished company of established musical theatre artists. Contact: Timmins Concert Singers at (705) 268-5863. THEATRICAL GROUPS: Curtain Call is a group of local people who perform various theatrical productions in the Timmins area. Although they have no set dates which they abide by, they usually stage their productions at Timmins High and Vocational School auditorium. Contact: Gerard Arsenault at (705) 268-3281 Take Two Theatre h a s been bringing enjoyable entertainment to the Timmins area for over 15 years now. They have had great support from the community. They have also given back to the community by offering a yearly scholarship to each of the area high schools for selected individuals attending a college or university program in the arts. Contact: Al Aiello at (705) 264-2754 Contact: Tanya Feldman at (705) 363-2388 Theatrix: This local drama troupe offers a wide variety of productions to the Francophone community. Their repertoire includes comedies, musicals, and dramas. They also are involved in video production. Contact: Bruce Fauvelle at (705) 268-1937. Recreation….Kids and Adults Facilities: There are literally hundreds of different clubs and recreational activities available in Timmins. From Dart Leagues to Birders clubs, we have something for everyone. For a complete listing of clubs in the Timmins area, feel free to contact the Timmins Volunteer Centre at (705) 264-9765. Timmins has a large number of facilities offered to its citizens. Listed below is an inventory of sport and fitness facilities in Timmins. Gillies Lake Skating Oval (Timmins) and Archie Dillon Sportsplex Pool Type of Facility Indoor Pools Arenas Gymnasiums Ball Diamonds Tennis Courts Soccer Fields Outdoor Skating Playgrounds Curling Rinks Squash/Racquet Ball Courts Golf Courses Skiing Snowmobile Trails Trails Tracks Snowtubing Fitness Centers Total Number 1 5 29 13 17 6 8 21 (8 of which are supervised) 1 2 2 1 Downhill 2- Cross Country Skiing Hundreds of kilometers 10 5 1 6 *We also have mini golf courses, horseback riding, martial arts studios, dance studios, billiards, bowling alleys as well as many other recreational facilities in the area Aerial view of Gillies and Hollinger Park Timmins Cinema 6 offers daily movies at approximately 7 pm and 9 pm, which include the newest movies available (show times may vary). The Timmins Cinema 6 also offers matinees on Saturdays and Sundays for a reduced rate! You don’t want to miss out on discount Tuesday evening! Located at 215 Cedar Street South. NEW! DTS sound - best theatre sound available in Cinemas 3 and 4! Contact: Movie Hotline at (705) 268-7070 Theatre Office at (705) 268-4622 Porcupine Ski Runners: Cross-country skiing, beautiful trails pay as you go or buy a season membership ( family or single price) contact: Ken Lessard at 264-7275 x x x Golf: Hollinger Golf Club 264-8450 Spruce Needles Inc. Golf Club 267-1332 both clubs offer Mens and Ladies Nights and many tournaments x x x Swimming: Indoor at Archie Dillon Sportsplex, 3 9 6 T h e r i a u l t B l v d . 3 6 0 -8460 (swimming lessons offered) summer outdoor - Hersey Lake - located north off Hwy. 655 very clean beach on a very small lake, clean safe water but no lifeguards Gillies Lake - lifeguarded beach and playground area x x x x x Timmins Snowmobile Club Office: James Reid Rd. 264-7066 Trail passes available Timmins Porcupine Figure Skating Club: 264-4272 for information on schedules and registration www.timminsporcupinefsc.piczo.com x x Curling: McIntyre Curling Club on McIntyre Rd. Schumacher 360-1770 offer Mens League, Women’s League, Little Rock League, and Friday Night mixed curling(they can set you up with another pair to make a team of 4 x x Skating: free skating offered during week for preschoolers and seniors at various city arenas ...call 360-1361 through Parks and Recreation Leisure services outdoor skating at the Gillies Lake Oval during winter months Can Skate program - contact Timmins Porcupine Figure Skating Club, 2644272 x x x x Hockey: Hockey Clinics call 264-4751 Midget Hockey League call 235-2992 Timmins Girl Hockey and Minor Hockey Association www.timminsminorhockey.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org Schumacher Minor Hockey Assoc. call 264-0974 ( Lou Battochio) Porcupine Minor Hockey assoc. call 267-3785 ( Ken Beemish) Old-timers Leagues: Confederation 268-9667 or Timmins 235-4303 ( Ted O'Connor) x x x x x x Recreational Hockey : Moneta 264-8411 ( Ken McNair) Molson's Gentlemen 267-7357 ( Frank Zimperi) South Porcupine Labatt's 235-4854 ( Burt St-Amour) Royal Canadian Legion #88 264-3909 (Yvon Ainsworth) Ladies Minor Hockey x Timmins Vipers Sr. – 235-9349 (Trina Draper) x Timmins Ice Cats Sr. C. – 235-3204 (Brenda Torresan) x x x x x Horseback Riding Stables: Sunset Stables, 1361 Kraft Creek Road, 264-1565 Standard Stables, 1280 Kraft Creek Road, 268-1981 x x Dance Schools: Lisa Ciccone School of Ballet, 268-5412 Melissa Kelly Dance Academy, 268-1116 Mick School of Dance, 264-7071 Nancy Delmonte Academy of Dance, 235-5588 Pat Picard School of Dance, 268-5400 x x x x x x x Mountain Biking: trails go from Melrose Area up to hospital and then across Hwy. 655 to Hersey Lake competitions are advertised in the newspapers Timmins Ski Racers: teach skiing skills and skiing safety ten year program beginning at 6 yrs of age to 16 years develops skills until age sixteen at that point can be certified ski instructor x x x Fitness Clubs: The Fitness Zone, 210 Spruce Street South, 360-5969 Rehab Plus, 383 Cedar Street South, 264-4050 Body Evolution, 61 Third Ave. 268-4476 Curves for Women, 741 Algonquin Blvd. E., 360-5858 Lorijo Personal Training Studio, 268-8069 Your Pace or Mine Fitness Center, South Porcupine, 235-4648 Timmins Boxing Club, 268-8069 x x x x x x x Porcupine Art Club: President: Terry McConnell phone: 264-4257 club house located at the corner of Eighth Ave. and Pine St. North x x Baseball: Timmins Area Baseball Association (TABA) phone: 267-2244 Contact: Gary Tonelli x x Boreal Canoe and Kayak Club: President: Andre Meunier 268-8940 Family participation as well as individual paddlers Offers courses such as the Basic Canoe Courses, Canoe Tripping Courses, Moving Water Courses, Lake Water Courses and River Rescue Courses Club meets every Tuesday evenings at Gillies Lake for a two hour paddle around the lake x x x x Kinettes: President Sue Stewart phone: 267-2465 x Kinsmen: Porcupine Kinsmen Club President: Chris Litt phone: 264-6428 Timmins Kinsmen Club President: John Cividino phone: 235-2527 x x x x Kiwanis Club: President: Claude Tremblay Phone: 268-0015 x x Porcupine Judo Club: Contact: Allan Daschuk (adult) 267-2458 Contact: Glen Mackenzie (Children’s Assistant) 268-2514 x x Timmins Ringette: President: Linda Vail 264-9462 x x South Porcupine Soccer Clinic: Clinics held every Monday and Wednesday from 6-7 pm during the months of June, July and August Ages 3-13 Timmins Porcupine Soccer Inc.: President: Laurie Kreiner, Phone: 235-2028 x Timmins Duplicate Bridge Club: Contact: Janice Davies 360-1673 x TimminsGetClean www.timminsgetclean.com x Timmins Marlins Swim Club: President: Carole Jurenovskis, 267-6184 TMSC is a parent-run club with an eleven-member executive. The Club's annual operating budget is in excess of $100,000. The TMSC continues to strive at maintaining a team environment where every swimmer has the potential to be the best they can be. x x Timmins Quilters Guild: Contact: Carla Watt 267-3892 x Timmins Cycling Club: 273 Second Avenue (The Mortgage Centre) or www.timminscycling.com 1150 Riverside Drive (Northern Sports) Fee is $25.00 for single or $45.00 for family x x x Skateboard Park: Next to Whitney Arena in Porcupine x Fishing and Hunting: Walleye, great Northern Pike, Trout, small mouth bass (and others) can be fund in over 500 lakes in City of Timmins (equaling 450 square kilometers of water). Enjoy hunting moose, water fowl, small game in season Contact Ministry of Natural Resources – 235-1300 x x x Walking/Hiking Trails: Whether you are walking or cycling, the City’s 45km recreational trails system reaches out to the 4 corners of the community. x Six officials trails exist: x Waterfront (2.5 km) x Scout Rock (4 km) x Gillies Lake (2.5 km) x Rotary (8.5 km) x Golden Springs (11.5 km) x Bart Thomson (10 km North Loop and 8 km South Loop) x Visit Mattagami Region Conservation Authority at Gillies Lake for maps or brochures – 360-2660 www.mrca.timmins.ca x Hersey Lake Conservation Area, Highway 655 (180 hectares of lakes, trails and scenic outdoors) x x Cedar Meadows Resort and Wildlife Park: 1000 Norman St. – 268-5800 Hay rides through the park, fenced in area contains up to 15 species of wildlife such as elk, deer, bison and moose. Camping: The Timmins area is blessed with 2 provincial parks. They are Kettle Lakes Provincial Park and Ivanhoe Provincial Park. For a complete list of additional campgrounds in the area please contact the Ministry of Natural Resources at (705) 235-1300. Kettle Lakes Provincial Park is a designated Recreational Park and is a third major attraction for families and outdoor lovers within the city's limits. The park is a perfect vacation spot, offering almost everything for children and adults alike: swimming, canoeing, fishing, hiking, berry-picking and camping. The park, with the 22 lakes from which it derives its name, has two distinct campgrounds - The Pine and Island Lake - plus a special area wet aside for group camping. Reservations are required only for the group camping area. Kettle Lakes offers a choice of 137 campsites, each having a fireplace and picnic table, and can accommodate tents, trailers and motor homes. Eighty-three of the sites at Island Lake have electrical outlets. Drinking water and vault toilets are convenient to all campsites and comfort stations with flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities are close by. The campground also has a trailer sanitation station. The park store carries groceries, camping supplies, snacks, worms and firewood. A wider selection of goods and services is available in Timmins, the centre of which is 40 km away. The lakes of the park are kettle lakes, meaning they are not linked to each other. Only canoes can be used on all but one of the lakes. The park is a transition zone between the boreal forest and sub-Arctic terrain, thus offering a wide range of trees, flowers and birds, as well as moose, white-tailed deer, bear, timber wolf, and marten. Winter provides many excellent cross country ski trails. More information about Kettle Lakes Park can be obtained by calling (705) 363-3511, in season. Bob's Lake Camping: Off Highway 101 East inside Porcupine, has 10 sites with hydro, water and sewage services, three other sites for tenting, plus a public washroom and a dumping tank. A hamburger stand is on site. The Cache: 125 campsites, 100 with electricity, a central location for water and a dumping station. 25 miles south of Timmins on Highway 144. Telephone: (705) 268-8500 Camper City: On Highway 101 W. Overnight camping only. May be contacted regarding longer stays. Partial hook-ups, no washroom facilities, dumping station, and propane filling station. 4 miles west of downtown Timmins. Telephone: (705) 268-6760 EXODUS: Wawaitin Holiday Park: Located 20 km west of Timmins via Dalton Road at Kenogamissi Lake. 20 serviced sites for luxury coaches and RV's (electricity, water, sewer). Night Hawk Retreat: 42 fully serviced lots. 21 miles east of downtown Timmins, off Highway 101 East. Telephone: (705) 363-2191 Old Mill Campground: Located just outside the western border of the city on Weston Lake, about 50 km from downtown Timmins on Highway 101. The 130 sites all have water and hydro, and the grounds have a dumping station. The facility is open year round. The area around Gibson and Ice Chest Lakes also have 21 campsites. PORCUPINE SKI RUNNERS Porcupine Ski Runners operates just off Highway 101 about 3 km from the Timmins city centre with 30 km of well-groomed trails. All trails are well suited to classic and skating techniques. There are 9 distinct, marked trails from 1.25 to 17 km. There are numerous trail variations combining different trails. Trails incorporate a wide range of length, terrain, scenery and difficulty. Many of our trails are of competitive racing quality. As well as excellent trails, we have many other attractive features. We are open 7 days a week from 9:00 in the morning to 8:00 in the evening. Our heated chalet is open all of this time. The chalet has change rooms, flush toilets and plenty of room to relax. Snack bar facilities are available on the weekend. There is plenty of free parking. Skiers can wax in the comfort of our heated wax hut. Our trails are patrolled on the weekend by members of the Canadian Ski Patrol. Interested skiers have the option of paying day fees or purchasing a seasonal membership. Our yearly membership is in the range of 900 skiers. Rates vary according to family, adult or children.We are located at 0.8 km east of Schumacher on Highway 101 at Ski Runners Road. Enjoy the benefits of cross country skiing at Porcupine Ski Runners Cross Country Ski Club. Website: http://www.porcupineskirunners.com We can be contacted at: Porcupine Ski Runners Ski Runners Road, Box 250 Schumacher, Ontario P0N 1G0 Telephone: (705) 360-1444 CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Kindermusik: Offered through the Timmins Symphony Orchestra - 267-1006 it brings the joy of music and movement to the lives of children aged 18 months and older, activities help promote language development, symbolic thinking, coordination, and social interaction x x Hollinger Park new playground equipment for children of various ages ( slides and climbing apparatus) a water park with sprinklers is also located here great for picnics on Algonquin Blvd. Just down from McDonalds Restaurant Mini-putt on location as well x x x x x Sonshine Nursery School: a privately operated school operated by a qualified bilingual E.C.E. teacher with 19 years experience offers a half-day Christian based preschool program open to all children ages 2 ½ -5 years old with a choice of English or French sessions located at Timmins Pentecostal Church 850 Airport Road teacher is Michele Benson 268-8687 (268-TOTS) x x x x x CHILD CARE: YMCA: 376 Poplar Avenue, 360-4381 Full and half day programs for children aged 18 months to 5 years x x YMCA/Private Home Child Care: Provides care to children 6 weeks to 12 years of age in a family setting (at the sitter’s home) All caregivers are screened and trained Contact Kristine Simpson at 360-4381 x x x YMCA Year Round Recreation Programs: Karate, Speed Skating, Self Defense, Youth Basketball League, Fitness Instructors Course, Infant and Tot Play Stimulation, Youth Nights, Drama, Art Programs, Baby-sitter’s Course, Leadership Training and many more Call 360-4381 for more info on any program x x ABC Early Childhood Education: 85 Moore St. South Porcupine call 235-2424 686 College St. call 267-2221 x x x x x x x x Bambi’s Castle Day Care Centers: nursery School program for 2.5 hours per day for 2 ½ -5 year olds full day care program for 3 month to 4 year olds half day programs for 4-5 year olds before and after school programs available for 6-12 year olds summer programs available for 6-12 year olds 571 Pine St. N. contact Cynthia Gubbels at 268-6601 Timmins Family Life – Toy Lending Library: 701 Ross Avenue East, 360-7100 x Timmins Public Library: Located at 320 Second Avenue Offers various story time programs for toddlers as well as programs for older children during school holidays, call 360-2623 www.tpl.timmins.ca x x Timmins Museum National Exhibition Center: Porcupine Mall 235-5066 offers various craft programs for school aged children during school holidays x x MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers): Call 268-2500 Held at the Timmins Pentecostal Church A program designed for mothers with children under school age who share the same desire to be the best mothers they can be Offers a haven for frazzled nerves and forming lifelong friendships Provides a quality children’s program where little ones are loved and cared for, discussion groups in an encouraging and accepting atmosphere and more Meetings held every second Friday morning from 9:30 am to 11:30 am x x x x x x Boy Scouts of Canada: District Commissioner: P.K. Wally Bidwell 235-9480 Trains boys in outdoor and camping skills and in citizenship and character building Encourages social development in young adults and provides leadership training for adult leaders Venturers, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts x x x x Timmins District Girl Guides: District Commissioner: Debbie Lanthier 268-3772 Teaches young girls to become responsible, resourceful citizens, adult leadership, guidance, fun!!! x x x x x Youth Camps: Camp Bickel contact: Bob Reade 235-5047 Camp Chimo contact: Rhonda Latendresse 264-2933 Joan Caron Camp contact: Raymond Cyr 232-6932 MISCELLANEOUS: Northern College: Offers many interest and continuing education courses Contact 235-3211 or 235-7222 x x Women’s Information Network: Group gathered together on a monthly basis to share knowledge and experiences, hear speakers and have dinner Call 268-3158 for membership information x x Welcome to Timmins Night: Held every fall at the McIntyre Arena Many booths set up giving information on various clubs, programs, and businesses in Timmins Very informative and worthwhile to attend Contact Timmins Chamber of Commerce – 360-1900 x x x x SPECIAL EVENTS: South Porcupine Winter Carnival: x Held yearly in February, opening parade, weekend fun events, closing fireworks Timmins Winterfest: x New winter event for Timmins x Skating at the oval, events for children Canada Day Fireworks: x Held yearly at Gillies Lake COMMUNITY GROUPS: Mountjoy Independent Farmers Market: x Every summer at the Centennial Hall on Park Avenue Science Timmins: x www.sciencetimmins.com for more information German Culture Club of Timmins: x Located at 34 Father Costello Drive Timmins and District Hospital In Collaboration with TEDC and the City of Timmins (www.city.timmins.on.ca.