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Stars and Thunder 2017

Coming to Timmins from June 24th to July 1st is the 2017 Stars and Thunder International Firework Competition, and Music Festival. This Festival has lots of fun in store for everyone.

Starting with an amazing lineup for the firework competition is 8 different teams including France, Italy, Ukraine, China, Brazil, U.K., Finland, and Canada. The teams will each light up the sky with a beautiful performance on designated nights of the festival for everyone to enjoy!

And lets not forget the line up for our music festival! This is an 8 day show of talented artists playing in our city. A few of these artist include Celeste Levis, Hedley, Simple Plan, Lights, Keith Urban, and many more!

Make sure you don’t miss this unforgettable event! Tickets can be purchased at .

While you are in town for Stars and Thunder 2017, let us host your stay. Book your hotel room here.

Your Newly Renovated Timmins Hotel

The lobby at the newly renovated Senator Hotel in Timmins

Changing our name back to the Senator Hotel & Conference Centre isn’t the only change our hotel has gone under recently, we’ve also undergone more than a million dollars in renovations.

Suite at the Senator Hotel in TimminsAwaiting you at the Senator Hotel are newly renovated rooms and suites with plush bedding, beautiful linens, and fridges and microwaves added to each room.  Start or end your day with coffee or tea on us, with a Keurig coffee maker now provided in each room.  Our suites also include a dining area along with a “big red chair” and ottoman, so you can unwind in comfort in front of the cozy fireplace.  The chair is so comfortable that we are being asked by our guests if they can either take one home or order one of their own!

Our Daybreak Cafe has been renovated and now is open all day as a lounge area, complete with large screen HDTV’s.  We’ve added brand new elevators that will get you from the parking garage or lobby to your floor in no time.  And we’ve added modern touches throughout the building, which just happens to also be Timmins’ largest hotel.

At the Senator Hotel & Conference Centre, we have a tradition of excellence and the new renovations are helping us to keep that tradition alive and well.

We’d love for you to check out the renovations firsthand with a stay at our hotel.  Call us at 705-267-6211 or book your room or suite on our website.



Why Timmins Is A Great Place To Live

We at the Senator Hotel & Conference Centre in Timmins might be biased, but we just love living in Timmins.  Why?  Read on to find out!

  • Timmins is one of Canada’s largest cities , at a size of 3,185 square km.
  • Timmins is only 290 km from Sudbury, 370 km from North Bay and 680 km from Toronto, with easy access to all three by road or air at the Victor M. Power airport.
  • With four distinct seasons, living in Timmins gives you access to everything the outdoors has to offer Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter alike. With attractions like the Kamiskotia Snow Resort, Porcupine Ski Runners, Hersey Lake Conservation Area, Spruce Needles & Hollinger Golf Courses, and Kettle Lakes Provincial Park, you are presented with endless outdoor options in Timmins.
  • Timmins is known as “the City with a Heart of Gold” and that saying speaks of more than just of the gold that is found beneath the surface.  You will find the people of Timmins are some of the friendliest you’ve met who really go the extra mile to help out those in need.

Want to try living in Timmins before making a full move?  We’ve got you covered with extended stay furnished rooms at the Senator Hotel. Call us at 705-267-6211 for more details. 

The Senator Dining Room

Entree at the Senator Dining Room in Tiimmins

The Senator Hotel & Conference Centre in Timmins has been known throughout Northern Ontario for our hospitality at our hotel, yes, but we are also well-known for our on-site restaurant, the Senator Dining Room, which is often referred to as “the Gem of the North”.

At the Senator Dining Room you’ll find cuisine that is out of this world.  For over 40 years the Senator Dining Room has been providing a memorable dining experience to both hotel guests and people from throughout the City of Timmins.

Our menu features Appetizers like,

  • Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops, with Arugula and a Fresh Melon Salsa
  • Mushroom Crostini featuring a Mushroom Trio and Truffle Oil Infused Goat Cheese
  • Phyllo Wrapped Baked Brie with Apricot Compote

and Entrees such as,

  • Hazelnut Crusted Chicken Breast served with Frangelico Cream Sauce
  • 8oz Bacon wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Port & Bing Cherry Demi Glaze
  • 8oz Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Caramelized Pearl Onions and Merlot Beef Reduction
  • Pesto Seared Rack of Lamb with Grain Dijon Mustard, Pinot Noir Reduction
  • 8oz Grilled Beef Striploin with Madagascar Green Peppercorn Sauce
  • Atlantic Grilled Salmon with Sauteed Shrimp, Perserved Lemon and Dill Cream
  • Pan Seared Pickeral with Kaffir Lime Beurre Blanc
  • Duck Leg Confit with Wild Mushrooms and Goat Cheese Cream Reduction

We also have many delectable soups, salads and pastas to choose from, not to mention our house specialty of Roasted Certified Angus Prime Rib.  

Find us on the first floor of the Senator Hotel & Conference Centre in Timmins. We’re open Monday to Saturday from 5pm to 10pm.

Timmins Comedy Festival

Timmins Comedy Festival

Returning to Timmins March 30-April 1st is the 2017 Timmins Comedy Festival.  Featuring headliners Jim McAleese (Corner Gas, Murdoch Mysteries, Dan for Mayor) and Derek Seguin (voted Canada’s Funniest Comedian in 2015), the Timmins Comedy Festival is three days of laugh out loud acts like,

  • Eric Johnston
  • Clint Gibbons
  • Darren Frost
  • And local talent Adam MacIvor

The first show will be held at the Porcupine Dante Club, the second at Timmins High & Vocational School and the last show will be an adults-only performance at Club 147.  Tickets can be purchased at Altered Reality or through the Timmins Comedy Festival Facebook group.

While you’re in town for the Timmins Comedy Festival, let us host your stay.  Book your room or suite at the Senator Hotel here.

Getting To Timmins

Getting to Timmins, Ontario

If you know you’re travelling to Timmins, Ontario but don’t know how you’re going to get here, we’ve got you covered.  Here are some ways you can get to our City.

Drive to Timmins

Timmins is just over 700 Kilometers from either Toronto or Ottawa. A drive up North is not only a more cost-effective choice, but it also allows you to see and explore Northern Ontario.  If you’re coming from Toronto, why not travel through Sudbury and make a stop with the family at Science North?  If you’re travelling from Ottawa, stop in North Bay along the way and stretch your legs by hiking the beautiful Duchesnay Falls Trails.  There’s plenty to see and do on your way to our City.

Fly to Timmins

Timmins is home to the Victor M. Power Airport which has flights daily from Toronto, Kapuskasing, Moosonee, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Attawapiskat, Peawanuck,  Waskaganish Attawapiskat, and Sudbury. You can reserve your flight to Timmins with Air Canada, Air Creebec, Bearskin Airlines or Porter Airlines.

Take the Bus to Timmins

Ontario Northland connects the City of Timmins with communities across Ontario.  So instead of taking your own vehicle, you can sit back and relax and let someone else worry about the driving.  Visit Ontario Northland’s website to plan your bus trip to Timmins.

Once You Get Here

And once you arrive in our wonderful City, we’d love for you to stay with us. Book your room at the Senator Hotel & Conference Center in Timmins here.

Featured Hotel Room: Standard King

Standard King Room at the Senator Hotel in Timmins

After a long day of meetings in the City of Timmins, you can’t wait to get settled into your hotel room. And when you check into your Standard King room at the Senator Hotel & Conference Centre, you are not disappointed.

One look at the at the King bed with plush bedding tells you that you’re in for a great nights sleep and as you sink into the comfortable over-sized chair and put your feet up on the ottoman you’re able to relax with one eye on the flat screen HDTV and the other drawn to the amazing view of the City of Timmins you have out your window.

Later you’ll go down to the exercise room to put in your fitness routine, but for now you’re content to unwind in your beautiful hotel room sipping on your complimentary coffee from the room’s Keurig machine.

One things for sure: booking your stay at the Senator Hotel & Conference Centre in Timmins was one of the best decisions you’ve made in a while.

March Break In Timmins

Things to do in Timmins during the March Break

If you’re looking for fun activities for your kids and family this March Break, we have your answers for your “what to do?” in Timmins question!

Science Timmins

A newer attraction to the area, Science Timmins offers programs for youth of all ages to play, discover and learn to love science.  Your kids can attend their STEAM March Break Camp where they’ll take part in activities like kitchen science, astronomy and robotics. The cost is $40 a day, call 705-268-4543 to register or visit the Science Timmins Facebook page for details.

Family Paint Event

On Sunday March 12, Brush Strokes Timmins is offering their Family Paint Event from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.  A fun event for the whole family, you and your children will get to express your creative side and go home with an 11×14 canvas that will showcase your work.  Cost is $25 a person.  Learn more and register on Brush Stroke Timmins’ Facebook page.

Timmins Public Library & M. Shields Centennial Library

Throughout the March Break, the Timmins Public Library & M. Shields Centennial Library in South Porcupine has a number of events to keep your family entertained including: The Library Dragon Puppet Show (Monday and Thursday), Bedtime Pajama Story & Craft (Tuesday), March Break Mini-Putt (Wednesday) and Popcorn & A Movie (Friday).   See their complete schedule of events for more details.

Take Two Theatre

From March 16th to 18th, Take Two Theatre is hosting the Quonta Region Drama Festival.  Attend performances of The Melville Boys, Boiler Room Suite, or Lucy for $20 per person.  Learn more about the festival, performances, and their Sunday Awards Brunch on the Take Two Theatre website.

Snow Fun

For some great outdoor fun that won’t cost a thing, head to one of our local parks and have some fun in the snow. Whether that’s making snow angels, building a fort, or having an epic snowball fight, there’s a lot of fun to be had in all the snow Timmins has to offer.

So what are your plans for March Break? Let us know by posting a comment below.  Still need a room for your Timmins stay? We’d love to host you and your family this March Break, book your stay here.


Now Offering Long Term Stays

Hotel room in the Senator Hotel in Timmins

The Senator Hotel in TimminsWith the active forestry and mining industries in Timmins, many workers from out-of-town or out-of-province find themselves in Timmins for longer stays than just a few days.  If you are one of them, we invite you to make The Senator Hotel & Conference Centre your home in Timmins, as we are now offering long term stays!

Your long term stay at The Senator includes all the fabulous amenities our hotel has to offer, including:


  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Room service
  • Fresh towels daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Exercise room with state of the art equipment
  • Fine dining at The Senator Dining Room
  • Drinks at Nikki’s Sports Lounge
As well as laundry and dry-cleaning services, bi-weekly housekeeping, fresh towels daily, and long term covered parking with block heater plugins.

You have the choice of rooms with two queen or one king bed.  Each room comes equipped with a 32″ HD TV with Cable, full bath, mini fridge, microwave and Keurig coffee machine.  Conveniently located in downtown Timmins and with so many amenities to offer, you’ll find at the Senator Hotel your home away from home.

Book your long term stay today by calling 705-267-6211 ext. 161 or by email at