Mayor Miller to Drive Last Spike for $25M John Street Roundhouse Revitalization

    Toronto Railway Heritage Centre and Roundhouse Park to tell city's rail

    Leon's to open "Most Unique Furniture Store in Canada"

    TORONTO, June 30 /CNW/ -

    What: Ceremony to celebrate the Revitalization of the John Street
Roundhouse and Roundhouse Park along with the official Opening of the new
40,000 square foot Leon's Furniture Store.
    The combined investment in Roundhouse Park improvements, the Toronto
Railway Heritage Centre bays, restoration of the heritage structures, and the
adaptive re-use of the Roundhouse building will be approximately $25 million.

    When:  Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 10:00 a.m. sharp

    Who:   Mayor David Miller,
           Councillor Adam Vaughan,
           Orin Krivel, President, Toronto Railway Historical Association
           Barry Zagdanski, President, John Street Roundhouse Corporation
           Don Loucks, Heritage Architect, IBI Group
           Terry Leon, President, Leon's.
           Glenn Garwood, City of Toronto

    Photo-Op: Mayor Miller, Councillor Vaughan and Official Party will drive
the last spike on the refurbished turntable, which is the centerpiece of the
Toronto Railway Heritage Centre, including Roundhouse Park. The Official Party
will then tour the new Leon's store.

    Special Media tours:

    -   Leon's President Terry Leon and Heritage Architect Don Loucks will
        lead a special tour of the store focusing on the adaptive re-use of
        the building and the creation of a an exciting urban retail furniture

    -   A "speeder" train will be available to take media into Roundhouse
        Park to see heritage buildings, including the Don Station and Cabin D
        which contains the original interlocking mechanical switch equipment
        used in the mainline railway corridor near Bathurst Street.

    -   Volunteers from the Toronto Railway Historical Association will be
        offering tours of the Railway Heritage Centre's "Work In Progress"
        bays (15-16-17).

For further information:

For further information: Michael Forbes, (416) 999-3069,

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