Historic Ontario train station listed for less than $ 400,000


Train Enthusiasts: A Historic Ontario Station Is Back On The Market.

Historic CN Parry Sound Station at 1 Station Road goes on sale for just under $ 400,000.

The historic Parry Sound train station is for sale.

The station was on sale in May and although it received a number of offers, they fell short of the expectations of the seller, Matt Smith, Broker appointed for Engel & Volkers says blogTO.

They decided to re-list the property, Smith said.

It is popular to convert churches or schools into houses but unfortunately this property is not zoned for residential uses, according to the list.

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The exterior of the building is protected by a heritage designation.

The resort is located in Parry Sound, in an area known for boating, cabins, camping, and hiking.

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The station building could be transformed into a business.

The brick building dates back to 1932 when it opened as a CN rail station. It was then used as a VIA Rail station. There is a railway line next to the station, but trains now stop at another more modern station in the city.

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Photos of the interior of the building as it was before Parry Sound sold it. Since then, renovations have been carried out. Town of Parry Sound photo

It was designated in 1983 as being of architectural and historical importance, according to City of Parry Sound documents. The heritage designation means that the owner must preserve the exterior of the building, but the interior can be renovated and altered.

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The interior as it looked in 2017. Photo of the city of Parry Sound

The station was built with exposed timber framing and gabled walls, and has a characteristic hipped roof with an overhang supported by matched timber supports.

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The hipped roof is supported by paired wooden brackets.

Past uses of the building included the Parry Sound Chamber of Commerce and a music studio. It was being renovated for a martial arts studio before the pandemic hit.

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The building could be transformed into a hotel or an art gallery.

Depending on the listing, the building could be used as an art gallery, club, hotel, office space, tourist establishment or shopping mall.

So if you are looking for a change and love trains, this could be your opportunity to start a new business.

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