Supporting Economic Development In Timmins
McGuinty Government Strengthens Northern Economy, Creates Jobs
Ontario is helping the City of Timmins expand municipal infrastructure to attract new businesses and create jobs.
With support from the Province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the City is building infrastructure for 15 lots in a new industrial park to attract manufacturing and commercial development. Extendicare, a company that specializes in senior care, will build a new long-term care centre across from the industrial park once the infrastructure is in place. Construction of the centre will create about 150 jobs, along with 64 new and 35 retained jobs when the centre opens.
Through the NOHFC, the Province is also supporting the expansion and renovation of the Victor M. Power Airport to accommodate Porter Airlines service, and to improve overall airport operations. In addition to 25 construction jobs, the project has created 15 long-term jobs.
Investing in Northern Ontario municipalities is part of the McGuinty government's Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. A strong northern economy creates local jobs and protects the services that mean the most to families: health care and education.
- The NOHFC is supporting the projects through the Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
- Infrastructure improvements to the industrial park include building a road, providing water and storm water systems and extending McBride Street.
“Our government is helping northern communities like Timmins make the investments needed to improve critical infrastructure and develop partnerships that find effective ways to create jobs and improve economic prospects in the North.”