Former train station could become a senior’s centre in Carleton Place

June 29, 2018 by

News From Carleton PlaceThere may be a new seniors centre on it’s way to Carleton Place if reports from town staff come back positive.

At a meeting of the town’s Policy Review committee on Tuesday night, town Councillors discussed the idea of establishing a seniors centre at the former train station on Miguel Street.

The town has used the train station for many purposes over the years, including housing its daycare before it moved to Francis Street, but now the station is mostly vacant.

The station has been maintained and is one of the last remaining facilities of its kind in the Ottawa valley.

The seniors centre would use the empty space and save the town the effort of filling the facility with other tenants.

While discussing the possibility, town councillors agreed that the train station’s accessibility, proximity to the upcoming OVR Trail, as well as access to parking and the downtown core make it a more than adequate site for this kind of project.

Town staff have been tasked with preparing a report on the feasibility of the development, and presenting it to council at the next Policy Review Committee meeting.