Tuesday, April 2, 1912 The Globe (Toronto) Page 8

Leaside to have a mile of yards.

C.N.R. will devote three hundred acres to freight.

Plans for new station.

Preparations under way for union buildings to be erected in conjunction With C.P.R. in North Toronto.

Though the officials of the Canadian Northern Railway in this city are diffident about making any definite announcement, The Globe has learned on reliable authority that the company's plans in regard to their new eastern entrance into this city, including yards at Leaside and the station in North Toronto, are about complete.

The company has acquired 300 acres of land at Leaside for a station site and freight yards on mile in length. It also stated that the Canadian Northern Railway has decided on the erection, in conjunction with the Canadian Pacific, of a union station in North Toronto, and that the plans of this station are now in course of preparation in Montréal.

Tunnel three miles long.

It was announced at the C. N. R. offices here yesterday that the railway's tunnel in Montréal will be 16,000 feet in length, and will require 500 days for its construction. The south end of the tunnel will be on Lagauchetiere street, on the lower level in Montréal, not far from the site of The Gazette building. Mr. P. C. Brown, an eminent New York tunnel engineer, is at present working on a preliminary survey of the work. Mr. Brown engineered the Brooklyn tubes ad the Pennsylvania [sic] tunnel.

A railway town at Leaside.

No details are yet available regarding the new union station for North Toronto, but the Canadian Northern's plans at Leaside are now all but officially announced. It is understood that the company will carry its line from the viaduct, to be built in North Toronto from the east end to the west end of the city, parallel with and north of the C.P.R. tracks to Leaside and thence to Duncan [later Oriole] station. This will enable the company to run Parry Sound trains over the cut-off at Duncan to Leaside and directly to North Toronto, instead of going down through the Don Valley to Queen street, and the Union Station. The Ottawa line will eventually follow the same route to get to the heart of the city.

It is also stated that the land purchased by the C.N.R. at Leaside will be used partially for a station site and freight yard and partially for a town site. The railway will, in all probability, locate a round house and repair shops at Leaside.

Railways: C.No.Ry., C.P.Ry.

Stations: Oriole