September 1904, No. 79 The Railway and Shipping World (Toronto) Page 313, col. 3

Railway development.

Projected lines, surveys, construction, betterments, etc.


James Bay Ry.—The final location plans of the James Bay Ry. from Toronto to Richmond Hill, Ont., have been filed. The distance by the projected line is about 20 miles, against 16 by Yonge St. The line will run along the Esplanade to the Don and then alongside the old belt line until it crosses the Don near the Don Valley Brick Works, where it will pass under the C.P.R. tracks, and follows the Don Valley, crossing the river seven or eight times in York township. The line leaves the level of the Don river near C.P.R. Viaduct No. 4, and reaches the Don Mills road near the library. A very easy grade has been secured, the route surveyed to this point being about eight miles, to get to the height which the C.P.R. line makes in three miles. From Don Mills road the line gradually works towards Yonge St., but does not touch it, passing at the back of Richmond Hill. There is a strong feeling at Richmond Hill in favor of getting the line into the village, and a proposal has been made to secure a diversion from the present located line. A start has been made on the grade at the Parry Sound end, and arrangements are in progress for an early start at construction. (Aug., pg. 277.)

Railways: C.P.Ry., J.B.Ry.

Stations: Parry Sound, Richmond Hill