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4715 Highway 101 East
South Porcupine, ON
P.O. Box 3211
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Timmins is the ultimate combination of urban and rural living, with amenities and services of a larger city and the outstanding landscapes Northern Ontario just minutes away.
Whether you enjoy fishing or hunting, camping, skiing, snowmobiling, you’ll find plenty of space to do the things you love with many opportunities for shopping, dining, and enjoying the arts.
History of the Region
The rumours began in the bars, clubs, stores and barber shops of Colbalt and Haileybury.
‘Gold up in Porcupine, everybody knows.” The song went.
The area known as the Porcupine was a long and arduous trek from what had now become a booming economic and cultural centre; a flourishing, civilized outpost, a capital of sorts in what was known as New Ontario, or the frontier.
The journey would be a treacherous one, rough-hewn road and railways were being created, but those looking to strike it rich would travel as the voyageurs once did, drawing on the wisdom and understandings of Canada’s Indigenous peoples to navigate the waterways, thick boreal forests and bottomless muskeg mires that would come to define the region.
As with most legends, the truth of the matter may be lost to history, but the story of the Porcupine’s first gold discovery is another tale of happenstance, good timing, and embellishment.
As the story goes, Jack Wilson set out with a crew of eight, discovering a large quartz outcrop after two weeks of methodical exploration, what would soon become known as the ‘Golden Staircase,’ signalling the birth of the Dome mine and the community that would come to be called Timmins.
Jack Wilson, alongside Sandy McIntyre and Benny Hollinger were enterprising men whose ambition would etch their names forever in the bedrock of Timmins history, each staking claims that would turn into the most productive gold mining operations the world had ever seen.
These three prospectors would move on to search out new riches, leaving in their wake a century long legacy in the Dome, Hollinger and McIntyre mines, but those wealthy enough to bankroll and operate those mines would leave their own legacy, lending their names to the communities that formed around their operations.
Schumacher, Timmins and Bickell.
With great wealth comes great interest and people from across the globe flocked to Timmins, bringing with them their traditions and culture, their skills and their work ethic, shaping what would become a diverse cultural outpost in the frontier.
As the mines grew and Timmins flourished, the staples of a ‘civilized’ modern society soon followed, bars, clubs, theatres, schools and places of worship would solidify the Porcupine as a community that rivalled any other major city in the region.
But with the booms came the busts and the inconsistent realities of life, reinforcing a sense of resilience that would come to define northerners from their southern counterparts, providing an optimistic lens through which they would shape a distinctive outlook on life.
It is with this same optimistic outlook on life that Northern College was founded in 1967, with its Timmins Campus serving as both a place of learning and a community hub for more than 50 years.
Inspired by those who carved a community out of the unforgiving boreal landscape, Northern College instills that pioneering spirit and willingness to push the limits of what is deemed possible in its students, firm in the knowledge that they are capable of redefining the world as they know it.