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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Barrie > Allendale Station
Allendale Station
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created by CopySix on 3/21/2004 6:38 PM
last modified by The Seeker on 2/14/2012 1:33 AM
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This location has been labeled by its creator as Public, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Fairly open on all sides to public - i.e. - view from roads, neighbouring areas.
Three buildings - the former restaurant, ticket office, and baggage handling. There was a tower at one time back in the day.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Now "Allandale Waterfront GO Station"
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
Barrie, Ontario
Owner: City of Barrie
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  •  Hazards
  • expect construction site hazards.
  •  Interesting Features
    Once the heart that pumped commerce into town. Quite a tourist stop for torontonians on way up North. Understand that site was an Indian burial ground before site was developed (spoooky!). Interesting and unique arcitectural features.

    Now Allandale Waterfront GO Station
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     Historical Dates
    Built: 1894
    Closed: 1996
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    1853 - OS&HUR builds first station
    1894 GTR builds refreshment building/third station. GTR builds refreshment building, which is partially used as waiting room, ticket office and, as space becomes shorter, additional administrative offices. A separate one-storey building provided.
    1980 Station closed.
    1996 (Fall) CNR lifts rails between Allandale and Longford.

    Present: Archaeologists have now finished work on the Aboriginal village. Crews now restoring interior and exterior to circa 1905 before the TV station moves in. I expect that work will be completed sometime in 2007.

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     Future Plans
    Allandale Community Development Corporation or 'ACDC' (with City interests) purchased the buildings and adjacent 7 acres from CN after train service discontinued. ACDC then sold to CHUM Ltd in 2000 for $1,050,000. CHUM intended to move its CKVR broadcast facillity here, but after expensive paleontology studies (for the burial ground) and some limited restorative work, the project folded.
    In late 2005, CHUM Ltd. agreed to sell the property back to the City for the same amount CHUM originally paid.
    Crazy ! !
    There currently is a private interest (Mr. Porter) who is likely to execute this project correctly.

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     Photo Galleries
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    Allendale Old
    Sun, Mar 21st, 2004
    posted by CopySix
    8 pictures
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    Allendale mission
    Sat, Apr 10th, 2004
    posted by CopySix
    9 pictures

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     Web Links
    Simcoe County Historical Association Document (11/21/90)


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    Category Rating
    Photography 7 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 2/14/2012 1:21 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Feb 14 12 at 13:21, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Feb 14 12 at 1:33, The Seeker changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Interesting Features, Recommendation, Security Measures, Required Equipment, Web Links
  • on Mar 16 07 at 6:57, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Mar 15 07 at 12:44, CopySix updated gallery picture Old Allandale
  • on Mar 15 07 at 12:43, CopySix added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Apr 14 06 at 19:44, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 14 06 at 19:10, CopySix changed the following: Web Links
  • on Apr 14 06 at 12:56, CopySix changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy
  • on Apr 14 06 at 12:53, CopySix updated gallery Allendale mission
  • on Apr 14 06 at 12:53, CopySix updated gallery picture Allandale new 3.jpg
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