Water Street & Pearl Street - Railway 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.
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