Canadian Pacific Railway Cartier Station
Spencer Avenue Cartier Ontario Canada.
1 Jan 1910
Description of Historic Place
The Canadian Pacific Railway Station at Cartier is a one-and-a-half-storey railway station, built in 1910 and extensively renovated in 1948. It is located within extensive rail yards in the small northern Ontario community of Cartier. The formal recognition is confined to the railway station building itself.
The station reflects the turn-of-the-century prosperity of the CPR and its pre-World War I program to replace existing facilities with larger and more elegant stations. The construction of improved facilities at Cartier reflects the importance of this divisional point to the CPR, and pivotal role of the railway in the town's economic security.
The station reflects an extensive 1948 renovation to the original 1910 structure. The renovated structure continues to incorporate typical features of early-20th-century, rural CPR stations of medium size.
The station retains its relationship to the extensive rail yards and continues to be visually dominant within the rail yards and the townscape.
Sources: Heritage Character Statement, Canadian Pacific Railway Station, Cartier, Ontario, March 1994, Murray Peterson, Railway Station Report 192, Canadian Pacific Railway Station, Cartier, Ontario.
Character-defining elements of Canadian Pacific Railway Station at Cartier include:
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