Timiskaming Mission, The

In 1836, a Catholic mission was established directly across the lake at Fort Timiskaming, a Hudson's Bay Company post where, by 1842, a chapel had been completed. The mission was moved to this site in 1836 and a presbytery was constructed by the Oblates who had commenced missionary work in the region in 1844. A second presbytery was built here in 1867.The Grey Sisters of Ottawa, who had arrived the previous year, then established the first hospital of the Timiskaming District in the old presbytery. In 1878, a frame church, known as St. Claude's, was completed. However, in 1887, the mission was moved to the growing agricultural settlement of Ville-Marie in Quebec.


At the site of the former mission, Mission Point, at the foot of Old Mission Road, east off Highway 567 about 20 km south of North Cobalt

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Timiskaming

Municipality: Town of Cobalt