CFS Foymount

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CFS Foymount
RCAF Station Foymount
Part of The Pinetree Line
Foymount, Ontario, Canada
Foymount ON 2.JPG
Former base buildings (Sept. 2009)
CFS Foymount is located in Southern Ontario
CFS Foymount
CFS Foymount
Coordinates45°25′49″N 77°18′18″W / 45.43034°N 77.30487°W / 45.43034; -77.30487
Height1,800 feet 0 inches (548.64 m)
Site information
Controlled by Royal Canadian Air Force
ConditionPartially Demolished
Site history
Built1949 (1949)
Built by Royal Canadian Air Force
In use1953-1974
Garrison information
Garrison203 Radar Squadron[1]

Canadian Forces Station Foymount (CFS Foymount) was a military radar station in Foymount, Ontario, Canada, (part of Bonnechere Valley).

RCAF Station Foymount was opened in 1952 as part of the Pinetree Line of NORAD radar stations. The radar itself was situated at the top of a 523-metre hill, one of the highest points in Eastern Ontario. The main lodger unit was No. 32 Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, later renamed No. 32 Radar Squadron when the Semi Automatic Ground Environment system was implemented in 1961.[2]

In 1967, RCAF Station Foymount was renamed CFS Foymount with the unification of the Canadian Forces. A few years later, the base was declared redundant; radars at CFS Falconbridge and CFS Lac St. Denis were deemed sufficiently powerful to monitor Foymount's coverage area. The station was closed in 1974 and sold to private interests.


  1. ^ A History of the Air Defence of Canada, 1948-1997. Commander Fighter Group. 1997. ISBN 978-0-9681973-0-1.
  2. ^ Ozorak, Paul (1991). Abandoned Military Installations of Canada. Volume I: Ontario. ISBN 9780969512714.

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