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Renovations coming to Transit terminal

The Timmins Transit terminal on Spruce St. has been approved by city council for an interior facelift.

It was built in 1916 as a train station, and assumed by the city in 2010.

Public works director Ken Krcel says renovations are due.

“Some of the issues we’re looking to address are the public washrooms, staff area, some heating issues,” he notes, “and a number of other renovations to help make administrative life better for our employees.”

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Krcel says the design for the renovations allows for further work, should Ontario Northland ever vacate the space it rents.

“We were assuming that at some point in time, if the new rail terminal comes to Porcupine, that they relocated. But nothing’s been confirmed to us on that.”

Most of $1.4-million cost will be covered by government infrastructure funding, with $500,000 in gas tax revenue helping out.

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