Science and Technology Centre Coming to Timmins
Ontario Supports the Development of Science Village
Ontario is promoting science and technology awareness in Northeastern Ontario by helping establish Science Village, a new community science centre, in Timmins.
With a $1 million investment from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Science Timmins will develop Science Village, a permanent destination where visitors of all ages can discover and learn about science and technology through science programs and hands-on activities such as building robotics and structures.
The centre will create six new jobs, including three Science Communicators. Science Village staff will also help to increase access to science programming to remote areas of Northeastern Ontario by delivering science outreach programs to schools across the region.
Fostering science and technology education and building community infrastructure in the North is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.
- Ontario is supporting this project through the NOHFC’s Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program.
- Since 2003, the NOHFC has invested $967 million in 6,300 projects in Northern Ontario, creating or sustaining more than 24,100 jobs.
- In Timmins-James Bay, NOHFC has invested $72 million in 620 projects, creating or sustaining about 1,870 jobs since 2003.
- Science Village will be located at the former site of St. Mary’s Hospital, now home to Autumnwood St-Mary’s Garden.
“I congratulate Science Timmins for continuing to promote science and technology education in the Northeast. By investing in Science Village, we are creating exciting employment opportunities and establishing a unique training and learning centre for all to enjoy and explore.”
“I am very pleased that the NOHFC could support our vision for the establishment of Science Village. This investment will help Science Timmins offer programs that spark curiosity and promote participation in informal educational scientific activities.”