DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: The historic train station will soon have a new tenant after a recent decision by council to allow the BIA to rent a portion of the space.
Councillors made the move at their meeting on the morning of Monday, Feb. 3, after receiving a report on the matter from township CAO Ingrid Svelnis.
According to Ms. Svelnis' report, the BIA and York-Durham Heritage Railway will share the space at the train station, which both groups see as a potential benefit to the community.
"Both groups believe that this is a tremendous opportunity to promote both the Train Station and the Heritage Railway. As well, the increased hours that the station is operational will also be beneficial from a tourism perspective allowing many aspects of the town to be promoted during this time," Ms. Svelnis said in her report to councillors.
The move led some members of council to once again discuss the possibility of moving the township's tourism centre from its present location at the Uxbridge Historical Centre, at the corner of Brock St. and Conc. 6 to a more centralized location, such as the Train Station.
"Maybe with the BIA being there, a little will rub off and the tourism centre will go in there where it belongs, in the centre of town," commented Regional Councillor Jack Ballinger.
A staff report on the feasibility of a downtown tourism centre was later requested in a motion from council.
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