Cobalt railway station
The station in 2012.
|Location||22 Lang Street,
|Owned by||Ontario Northland Railway|
|Architect||John M. Lyle|
|Official name||Cobalt O.N.R. Station|
The station itself is occupied by the offices of the Historic Cobalt Corporation and the Bunker Military Museum; passengers had to wait outside to flag down the train and purchase tickets once aboard.
The station was designed by the prominent Canadian architect John M. Lyle and constructed in 1910 for the Timiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway. It is a long and low 1 1⁄2-storey brick structure, with an overhanging hipped roof which is gently curved. The roof contains pedimented dormers, with a central block Flemish gable that breaks the roofline and emphasizes the main entrance.
The dormers were to allow natural light to penetrate the waiting rooms. Waiting rooms were designed with exposed red brick walls, with several courses of dark brick to unify the large interior spaces horizontally. The interior features a wooden ceiling with massive timber roof trusses.
Passenger train service to this station ceased in September 2012, and was replaced by bus service between Cochrane and Toronto.
- Geoffrey Hunt. John M. Lyle: Towards a Canadian Architecture. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1982. ISBN 0-88911-029-8, p. 75.