Mining on a massive scale
The Ungava project, in Northern Quebec, is one of the greatest mining stories in Canadian history. Jules Robert Timmins made it happen. He opened a remote corner of Quebec to industry and delivered millions of tonnes of iron ore to world markets.
Born into an influential mining family (founders of the gold-mining town of Timmins, Ontario), he was involved in the mines from adolescence before entering the family business. Timmins’s skill and command of capital built new towns, drove a railway into Northern Quebec and developed one of the premier ore-producing regions in the world.
It is the realization of my dreams, hopes and plans . . .
Jules Timmins, 1952