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The town of Hearst is located on the TransCanada Highway, about 250 km northeast of Timmins, the regional centre for this part of Ontario. Given its location in the heart of the Boreal forest, Hearst evolved as a lumber town, and remains one to this day. It has the highest percentage of French-speakers in Ontario, although services in the town are also available in English. Hearst is renowned for hunting (it proclaimed itself the moose capital of Canada years ago), fishing and more than 1,000 kilometres of snowmobile trails. Forestry companies Tembec and Columbia Forest Products have operations in Hearst. It is also home to a French-language satellite campus of Laurentian University, the Université de Hearst.

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Community Information

Population

Population

5,010

language

Language

English 10%
French 86%

transportation

Transportation

Ontario Northland
Highway 11 TransCanada Highway
Canadian National Railway
Rene Fontaine Municipal Airport

average-house-price

Average House Price

$165,017

Working & Doing Business

industries

Industries

Forestry
Construction
Education

major-employers

Major Employers

Columbia Forest Products-Levesque Plywood Ltd.
Notre-Dame Hospital
Tembec, Malette United Division
Lecours Lumber
Conseil Scolaire Catholique des Grande Rivières
Your Independant Grocer
Villeneuve Construction

business-services

Business Services

Hearst Economic Development Corporation
Chambre de commerce de Hearst Chamber of Commerce

average-household-income

Average Household Income

$67,651

Learning

childcare

Childcare

Hearst Childcare Services
Garderie Bouts de Chou

primary-school

Primary Schools

Passeport Jeunesse
Clayton Brown Public School
Ecole catholique Pavillon Notre-Dame
Ecole catholique Ste-Anne
Ecole catholique St-Louis

secondary-school

Secondary Schools

Hearst High School
Ecole secondaire catholique de Hearst

post-secondary-schools

Post Secondary Education

Universite de Hearst
College Boreal

Health and Social Services

hospital

Hospital

Notre-Dame Hospital

fire-department

Fire Department

Service d’incendie de Hallebourg – Hallebourg Fire Department

ontario-provincial-police

Police

Ontario Provincial Police

health-services

Health Services

Hearst Community Locum Clinic
Nord-Aski Family Health Team
Foyer des Pionniers Nursing Home
Hearst Community Living
North Eastern Ontario Family and Children’s Services
Aging at Home

Recreation & Activities

recreation-centre

Recreation Centre

Claude Larose Recreation Centre

swimming

Swimming

Stephane Lecours Swimming Pool

library

Library

The Hearst Public Library

snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

1,000 km of Snowmobile trials

Shopping and Entertainment

restaurants

Restaurants

events

Events

Taste of Hearst
Country Partridge Festival

attractions

Attractions

Heritage Sawmill

attractions

Attractions

Hearst Ecomusuam

Our Proud Sponsors

Contact Us

Timmins and District Multicultural Centre
119 Pine Street South, Suite 10
Timmins, ON P4N 2K3
705-269-8622
www.timminsmulticultural.ca

North Bay & District Multicultural Centre
100 Main Street East
North Bay, ON P1B 1A8
705-495-8931
www.nbdmc.ca

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