Timmins is a city in northeastern Ontario, Canada, on the Mattagami River. The city is the fourth-largest city in the Northeastern Ontario region with a population of 41,145 (2021).
Timmins is a resource-based economy with mining and forestry activity, but the service and tourism sectors add to the diverse economy. The history of Timmins is associated with the gold discoveries of the Porcupine Camp, beginning in the early 1900s. In the 1960s, base metals such as copper, zinc and nickel began to replace gold as the primary mined deposit. Today, a variety of precious and base metals, as well as industrial minerals, are mined.
The city's economy is based on natural resource extraction, and is supported by industries related to lumbering, and to the mining of gold, zinc, copper, nickel and silver. Timmins serves as a regional service and distribution centre. The city has a large Francophone community, with more than 50% bilingual in French and English.
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