What makes Marathon particularly special?
- World-class healthcare
- Excellent recreational facilities
- Interesting assortment of shops and restaurants
- The GREAT outdoors!
The Town of Marathon is a vibrant and fully serviced community that boasts the spectacular scenery of Lake Superior, remarkable outdoor and recreational experiences, and an abundance of amenities and services. Modern telecommunications infrastructure, retail shopping, a full-service public library and varied recreational opportunities are just some of the quality of life assets found here. In addition, a number of social services, community supports and assistance programs are available.
Essential health services are provided to residents directly in Marathon. The town is home to the Wilson Memorial General Hospital which has full emergency services, recent infrastructure upgrades and an experienced medical team. Marathon also has a medical clinic; Marathon Family Health Team, three dental offices, a chiropractic clinic and a branch of the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.
Marathon is a very safe community and an excellent place to raise a family. This is largely due to the excellent public safety services that serve the community, which include Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Superior North Emergency Medical Services and the Marathon Volunteer Firefighters.
Current projections for the life of the mine stand at 2015-2020, although there is ongoing exploration and prospecting occurring throughout the area.
Learn more about the Hemlo operation.
The hospital is a recently renovated facility with 9 Acute Care beds, 12 Chronic Care beds and a 24 hour Emergency Department. Low risk obstetrics and chemotherapy are provided by local physicians. Cataract surgery and colonoscopy services are provided by visiting specialists.
There are two telemedicine suites at the hospital; one devoted to clinical work and one to education. There is also an additional telemedicine suite at the clinic making access to specialist care easier.
Learn more about the Wilson Memorial General Hospital.
Substantial educational facilities are located in Marathon including the Board Office for the Superior-Greenstone District School Board and a satellite campus for Confederation College. In total, over 100 people are employed through these educational facilities.
These educational assets are a stable source of employment for a number of residents and also provide the training and skills development required for future generations.
Find out more about Marathon’s educational facilities:
- Confederation College
- Superior-Greenstone District School Board
- Superior North Catholic District School Board
The Town of Marathon is home to one of only three Canadian Tire stores in the region, with many residents from neighbouring communities coming here to shop. This location currently employs 24 people in Marathon and provides a constant flow of visitors to the town.
The Town of Marathon is strategically located in the heart of Canada, just one day’s drive from Southern Ontario, Western Canada or the Midwest United States – and millions of potential customers. The Town has quick and easy access due to its strategic location on the Trans-Canada Highway, which links Canada from east to west. There are also convenient United States border crossings at Sault Ste. Marie and Pigeon River near Thunder Bay.
Distance to Major Centres
|Thunder Bay, ON||320||200|
|Sault Ste. Marie, ON||420||255|
|St. Louis, MS||1,580||950|
The Town of Marathon offers an extraordinary quality of life that is unsurpassed anywhere else in Northwestern Ontario. With its excellent schools, hospital and recreational facilities, Marathon provides families with everything they need and more. Add the stunning panoramic views of Lake Superior, the welcoming people and the affordable cost of living, and Marathon really is a great place to live well and raise a family.
Learn more about the Town of Marathon at: www.marathon.ca