Westmount station

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Westmount
Gare de Westmount 02.jpg
Westmount railway station in 2012
Location 4848 Saint Catherine Street West
Westmount, Quebec
Coordinates 45°28′36″N 73°35′53″W / 45.47667°N 73.59806°W / 45.47667; -73.59806Coordinates: 45°28′36″N 73°35′53″W / 45.47667°N 73.59806°W / 45.47667; -73.59806
Line(s) Canadian Pacific Railway
History
Opened 1907
Closed 1983
Services
Preceding station   New York Central Railroad   Following station
toward Utica
Adirondack Division
Terminus
Designated 1994
Reference no. 7097

The Westmount station (French: Gare de Westmount) is a disused railway station in the city of Westmount, Quebec, Canada. Its address is 4848 Saint Catherine Street West at the bottom of Victoria Ave. It was designed for the Canadian Pacific Railway by the company architect, W.S. Painter,[1] and was completed in 1907.[2] The station is now owned by the city of Westmount. The station closed to passenger service in 1983.[3] It was recognized as a Heritage Railway Station according to the Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act in 1994.[2] Councilor Philip A. Cutler proposed to convert it into a tech hub during a 2016 council meeting in Westmount. He used the transformation of Notman House as a precedent and visited as part of a fact-finding mission. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railroad Gazette. Railroad gazette. 1905-01-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Westmount Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) station". Canadian Register of Historic Places. Parks Canada. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Le Clère, René (2008-08-20). "Randonnée pédestre le long de la rue Sherbrooke" (PDF). Actualités Westmount (in French). Actualités Westmount. p. 5. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Sweeney, Laureen (February 16, 2016). "Call for Repurposing Train Station Coming Down the Track" (PDF). Westmount Independent. Westmount, QC. Retrieved February 18, 2016.