About the Projects
Over the next several years, the City of Timmins and various community agencies, partners and residents will be working on several projects to help make our community a better place to live. The 30 projects that are part of the Timmins 2020 plan are subdivided into five categories called “strategic directions.” The five strategic directions of Timmins 2020, and the projects that fall under them, are listed below.
NOTE: The numbers on this page align with the numbers of the projects as they are listed in the Timmins 2020 Summary Report. The strategic directions are not numbered to indicate importance or priority; the numbers are solely to help organize the projects.
The first strategic direction focuses on improving how the City of Timmins communicates with residents, partners and other stakeholders. This includes communications regarding Timmins’ identity, competitive advantages, goals, plans, community events, and ongoing changes.
2: Community Pride
We want Timmins residents to be proud to say they live here. This means making the community more attractive and noteworthy, which will in turn engage residents to become more active and civic-minded individuals.
3: Economic Diversification
We don’t want to rely on only one industry for our strength and survival. This direction, also called strategic diversification, aims to diversify our economy through local growth and competitive advantage. It includes supporting existing local businesses to help them grow and thrive, as well as attracting new businesses. Ultimately, Economic Diversification will create new jobs and allow Timmins have the people with the right skills to fill them.
4: Community Investment
There are many ways for Timmins to make money; we just have to explore and pursue them. The goal of this direction is to stimulate strategic investment that will inject new and sustainable wealth into the community. We need to think outside the box when it comes to attracting developers, and weighing the value of tax dollars versus other innovative revenue generation options.
5: Quality of Life
Timmins is a great place to live, work and play, but it could be even better! The last direction explores how we can strengthen our community’s social and cultural fabric. The projects that fall under this category will improve quality of life in Timmins by making the community more welcoming, inclusive, and accessible for all. Ultimately, we want Timmins to become a place that offers more options for its residents in terms of activities and amenities.