Timmins is a city in northeastern Ontario, Canada on the Mattagami River. In 2011, the city had 43,165 inhabitants.
Timmins is located about 35 km as the crow south of Cochrane on Highway 101 After Sault Ste. Marie in the south west is 400 km.
The city was in 1912 by Noah Anthony Timmins (1867 - 1936), a Canadian mining entrepreneur founded in 1912. 1929 Porcupine Camp received the first mine rescue station of Ontario, as previously succumbed to a year in a fire 39 miners to smoke and carbon monoxide poisoning. The folk singer Stompin ' Tom Connors sang the event in a song entitled Fire in the Mine ( fire in the mine ). In 1973, the provincial government of Ontario put all places within 3200 km ² including the town of Timmins, South Porcupine, Schumacher ( Tisdale Township ), Mountjoy Township, Porcupine (Whitney Township ) and several smaller communities along the new city Timmins.
The most important economic sector in the city is the gold mining. The Canadian mining company Goldcorp Inc. operates a large gold mine near the town.
Other economic sectors are tourism and public institutions.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Cec Linder (1921-1992), actor
- Allan Stanley (1926-2013), ice hockey player
- Bill Barilko (1927-1951), ice hockey player
- Frank Mahovlich, Hockey Player
- Alfred V. Aho ( b. 1941 ), computer
- Jamie Reid ( born 1941 ), writer
- Myron S. Scholes ( born 1941 ), economist
- Pete Mahovlich ( born 1946 ), ice hockey player
- Eric Vail ( born 1953 ), ice hockey player
- Kathy Kreiner ( born 1957 ), alpine skier
- Dave Poulin (born 1958 ), ice hockey player
- Rick Lessard ( born 1968 ), ice hockey player
- Steve Sullivan ( born 1974 ), ice hockey player
- Shean Donovan ( born 1975 ), ice hockey player
- Marcel Victor Moreau ( born 1979 ), author
- Valerie Anne Poxleitner (* 1987), musician and singer