B is for Brockville
2018 #AtoZ Challenge
We’re back in Canada today, Eastern Ontario to be precise. Today’s city is Brockville (also my hometown).
Located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, there’s plenty to see in the summer when the lakers and ocean-going ships sail by. Also near the waterfront is our newly opened tourist attraction, the railway tunnel.
This was Canada’s first railway tunnel, and was completed in the 1860s. It stretched from the waterfront, under what is now city hall and emerged from underground at Pearl Street.
For years it was closed up but a group of enterprising individuals, got together, secured grants, and with a lot of hard work restored this piece of our history and opened it to the public last summer.