Timmins will not host new English-language university

January 29, 2016

Ontario has declined a bid to have a new English-language university established in Timmins, according to the Timmins Press. There were roughly 10 proposals submitted for a new university, according to Timmins Economic Development Corporation Chairman Fred Gibbons; five made the short-list, and Timmins was not among them. “We were trying to make a statement to the provincial government that while we didn’t meet their particular threshold [to be short-listed], there was still an un-met need in Northeastern Ontario and so we wanted to go on record,” said Gibbons. Timmins Press