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Communities of Opportunity: Temiskaming Shores

Temiskaming Shores is comprised of three former communities: the Town of Haileybury, the Town of New Liskeard, and the Township of Dymond.

Temiskaming Shores is comprised of three former municipalities: Town of Haileybury, Town of New Liskeard and Township of Dymond.​​​

Temiskaming Shores is a bustling community and home to 10,000 residents. The community is located along the shores of beautiful Lake Temiskaming. 

The City functions as a service and commercial hub to the large agricultural, forestry and mining region. The agricultural sector is continually growing and expanding, and serves as the constant sector that softens the economic cycles realized in the mining and forestry sectors.

The City is working to support Jarlette Health Services, which is replacing their Temiskaming Lodge facility in the community with a larger fully accredited 128-bed long-term care home that offers private, semi-private and basic accommodations. 

The ability to produce medical marijuana in Ontario will provide the community with the potential to partner with private investors to develop new jobs and opportunities. The City is working with one such company at this time to develop a large medical marijuana site within the community.

Temiskaming Shores continues to support local food and agri-food producers in our area. 

Through funding support from Destination Northern Ontario, the Culinary Tourism Alliance conducted research in our region for potential product ideas. By developing a food tourism product for Temiskaming and area, the history and heritage of local food and drink can be celebrated. The relationship between Anglophone, Francophone and Indigenous cultures can be strengthened, and positive economic impacts can be realized across the region.

The City is in the process of forming the Temiskaming Shores Development Corporation. This new arm’s-length agency will enable the City to work with large developments to offer incentives and assistance to bring new projects to the community.  

As part of this project, the City has hired Natalie Chartrand as an economic development coordinator through a FedNor-funded, three-year project to try to expand the amount of new developments in the community.

Communities of Opportunity is an annual advertising feature allowing Northern Ontario municipalities to showcase their unique social attributes and economic assets to the investment world, and demonstrate why they are open for business.