July 1919, No. 257 Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto) Page 381, col. 3

Railway development, projected lines, surveys, construction, betterments, etc.


Grand Trunk Ry.—The Dominion Parliament has extended for two years the time within which the Lachine, Jacques Cartier and Maisonneuve Ry. may build its projected line from Lachine Parish to Hochelaga Ward, Montréal, or in the Town of Maisonneuve, passing in the rear of Mount Royal, with power to extend the line from the starting point to Dorval, on one side, and to the northern end of the Montréal Island on the other. The construction of this line was originally authorized in 1909; it was declared to be a work of the general advantage of Canada in 1911, and extensions of time for its construction have been granted, the one prior to the present being in 1917. Surveys were made several years ago, and plans were approved by the Minister of Railways, and the Board of Railway Commissioners, but considerable difficulties were experienced in securing right-of-way, and the approval of the municipalities for the crossing of highways.

The Toronto Council has authorized the company to erect a bridge shop near Main St., York Station, East Toronto, at an estimated cost of $7,500.

A press report states that the company is considering the purchase of some property east of Rectory St., London, Ont., to extend its east end yards. (June, pg. 313.)

Railways: G.T.Ry., L.J.C & M.Ry.

Stations: Danforth, London