The sun was shining down on the canal district this afternoon for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Agawa Canyon Train Station.
Featuring shops, a restaurant, an Indigenous Exibit and Outspoken Brewery, the station will become the both the start and finishing stop for the tour train.
MPP’s Ross Romano, Greg Rickford and owner Tony Porco made short statements thanking stakeholders, contributors and the community before a gathering of local Indigenous leaders and various members from our tourism sector before officially cutting the ribbon.
The building was made possible in part with funding from NOHFC.
Previous to the pandemic the tour train brought in upwards of 30,000 visitors to Sault Ste. Marie and has historically seen upwards of 100,000.
According to agawatrain.com, the train isn’t running yet but expectations are for an announcement to be made by August 15 as to whether or not the tour train will resume operation in September.
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