|February 4, 1936||B.R.C. File No. 4205.1044 (Hawkestone)|
Canadian National Railways
E. E. Fairweather, K.C. R. H. M. Temple, K.C. I. C. Rand, K.C. T. Waterson D. B. Smith
Refer to file no. 886-H7 Montréal Feb. 4th, 1936.
P. F. Baillargeon, Esq.,
I have been directed to renew my application to the Board for permission to close as an agency our station at Hawkestone, Ontario, and to appoint a caretaker in lieu of the agent.
In 1930 the earnings at this point amounted to $16,049.00, but during the years 1932 to 1935 inclusive, they only amounted to
1932 - $5,296.90 1933 - 5,429.42 1934 - 3,923.78 1935 - 3,806.77
There are no industries at Hawkestone; it is purely an agricultural and summer tourist territory, and the railways' business has been materially affected by bus and truck service. The nearest open agency is Orillia, 8.4 miles north, and Barrie, 13.8 miles South. The population of Hawkestone is approximately 200 people, and the town is located 1 1/2 miles from Highway No. 11. An agent is not required for operating purposes, and in the opinion of our officers a caretaker would satisfactorily fill the requirements at this station.
For the information of the Board I enclose statement of freight, passenger, express and telegraph earnings at this point for the years 1932, 1933, 1934 and 1935.
I am sending a copy of this application to the following interested parties:
Messrs: H. J. Crawford, Reeve, Oro, Ontario. T. A. Stone, Postmaster, Hawkestone, Ont. Bert Graham, Postmaster, Oro, Ont. William Patterson, Postmaster, Shanty Bay, Ont.
Library and Archives Canada Col. RG46 Vol. 1370 File 4205.1044