Canadian Pacific's Owen Sound station as it was in 1982 - 1982 Photographer unknown.
21 December 2011
More Money for CPR Station
Owen Sound Ontario - Owen Sound is eligible to receive a second $50,000 grant from Ontario Heritage Trust to finance work at the
city-owned former Canadian Pacific Railway Station, council has learned.
In a letter to city hall, the Ontario government agency says the money was received from an anonymous donor.
Richard Moorhouse, executive director, said it will be given to the city to assist in the cost of repairing the former station's windows and doors.
The city will be asked to sign a cost-sharing agreement with the trust.
Pam Coulter, the city's director of community services, said the agreement has not yet been received, so the details are not known.
She said the city will be looking for opportunities from other funding programs to match the grant.
The city received $50,000, again on a cost-sharing basis, from the Ontario Heritage Trust earlier this year. That money was also received by the trust from an
anonymous donor and given to Owen Sound to assist with the cost of repairing the former station's roof.
The city matched the $50,000 with grant money from the province's Rural Economic Development program. It enabled them to install a new roof, soffit, and
fascia, Coulter said.
Owen Sound bought the building and its property for $153,500 in May 2010.
The city is still seeking applications from prospective tenants.