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Don’t let Allandale go

Published in the Barrie Advance

16 September 2010

I disagree with the naming of the new GO station as the Barrie Waterfront GO station.  As cities grow, parts of our heritage naturally tend to disappear, sometimes needlessly.  Allandale was not simply a street corner, but an important railway hub north of Toronto.  Naming the station the Allandale GO station would serve to honour and acknowledge Allandale’s importance in both local railway history and the growth of Barrie itself.  This would go a long way to honouring the importance and work of the Grand Trunk Railway, builder of the current 1905 era station, and its predecessor, the Ontario, Simcoe and Huron Union Railroad.

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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