Thursday, May 19, 1904 The Northern Advance (Barrie) Page 4, col. 3

The new G.T.R. station

Workmen have begun its erection in the Sixth Ward—Other interesting items from that end of the town.


Although the Grand Trunk yards in the 6th Ward are, as a rule, about as busy a spot as can be found in Ontario, the bustle has been increased during the last few days by the advent of a swarm of workmen who are engaged in jacking up the building used as a restaurant, preparatory to moving it over to a spot in the rear of the offices and thus clearing the way for the erection of the new waiting rooms, ticket office and refreshment rooms. The building which is used as a station and for the accommodation of Supt. Tiffin and his staff will be reserved entirely for the latter who are badly crowded for office room. An umbrella roof will connect it with the new station which in turn will be connected by means of another umbrella roof with the new refreshment rooms. The three buildings which are connected in this manner with one another will be so constructed as to follow the curve of the main line track and will present quite an ornamental appearance, besides affording greater facilities for handling the large amount of traffic which converges at this point.

Railways: G.T.Ry.

Stations: Allandale