Log house in Timmins awaiting declaration as a historic monument
Timmins is developing a register of properties of historic significance.
In partnership with its municipal heritage committee and the Timmins Museum, it is looking for homeowners who want to submit their homes or businesses as possible sites.
In addition to the log home, located on Wilson Avenue near the Mattagami River, there are over 100 other sites on the list.
They include the 1930s Hollinger House, currently located on the museum grounds; the McIntyre headframe and community center; the television station and many churches and schools.
In an interview with CTV News, Nicola Alexander, chairman of the municipal heritage committee, said it is important to preserve the history of the community.
“They address issues such as community pride and community sustainability,” Alexander said. “Then if we take the word sustainable and put it on the environmental side, it becomes more and more important to think about the buildings we already have, the carbon embodied in them and how can we better maintain, reuse and adapt the structures we have rather than continually building on new ones.
Alexander said anyone can apply for the designation of a property and suggested contacting the city clerk for an application form, as certain criteria must be met and the age of a building is not always a factor.