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Brockville Railway Tunnel

 Locomotive exiting the southern end of the railway tunnel Inside the southern end of the railway tunnel View of southern end of railway tunnel as it passes below City Hall View of southern railway yards looking towards entrance of tunnel and City Hall Tunnel and railway yards A man opening the door at the southern end of the tunnel A locomotive exiting the northern end of the tunnel  Inside the tunnel

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Municipal Address:  Situated between Water Street and north of Pearl Street

Legal Description:  Part of Market Square and Water Street, Block 29, Plan 67, designated Part 1 and part of Lot 11, Concession 1, City of Brockville

Designation By-Law:  By-Law #243-92

Designation Report:  Report

Designated for architectural and historical reasons. Started in 1854 and completed by 1860, it was Canada’s first railway tunnel. It formed a critical link in the Brockville and Ottawa Railway Co., and early railroad which was later absorbed by the CPR system. The construction of the tunnel had a great effect on the development of the Brockville waterfront both commercially and topographically. The tunnel, with its large wooden doors, forms a unique monument in Brockville, and is of distinct interest to both the citizens of the area and to visitors.

More information on the Brockville Railway Tunnel can be found on their website here.

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