Cobalt and the neighbouring communities offer the unique opportunity to visit rural Northern Ontario. Steeped in a rich history, the region has been a gathering place for thousands of years. Lake Temiskaming is the headwaters of the Ottawa River, and as such was a vital trade route for the First Nations people and key to the Cobalt Silver Boom of the early 20th century that had folks in 1909 saying “Toronto? That’s where you catch the train to Cobalt.” Today the town’s winding streets, brick buildings, scarred landscape, and proud and steadfast headframes echo the ghosts of the tens of thousands who once made this (now National Historic Site) their home. Cobalt offers the perfect opportunity to witness how the performing arts are being used as a catalyst for enriching rural economies, reconciling diverse rural cultures, and meeting the pressing and varied needs of local communities.
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