A historic Ontario train station is listed for under $400K
Train aficionados take note — a historic Ontario train station is back on the market.
The historic C.N. Parry Sound train station at 1 Station Road (Street) is listed for sale for just under $400,000.
They decided to re-list the property, Smith said.
The station is located in Parry Sound — in an area known for boating, cottages, camping and hiking.
The brick building dates back to 1932 when it opened as a C.N. rail station. It was later used as a VIA Rail station. There is a live track beside the station but trains now stop at another, more modern station in town.
It was designated in 1983 as being of architectural and historical importance, according to Town of Parry Sound documents. The heritage designation means the owner must preserve the exterior of the building but the interior can be renovated and changed.
The station was built with exposed timber framing and gable walls, and has the characteristic hipped roof with overhang supported by paired wooden brackets.
Past uses of the building included the Parry Sound Chamber of Commerce and a music studio. It was being renovated for a martial arts studio before the pandemic hit.
According to the listing, the building could be used as an art gallery, club, hotel, office space, tourist establishment or shopping centre.
So if you are looking for a change and like trains, this might be an opportunity to start a new business.
The address listed for this property is 1 Station Road according to Realtor.ca but it is 1 Station Street according to the Town of Parry Sound.
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