Progress on the train shed has stalled as the future electrification of Go Transit trains will require either modifying the overhead wiring system to fit under the shed, lowering the floor or raising the roof with the latter being the worst case scenario as it involves considerable cost and harming the historic steel structure.
This is a 6-storey masonry warehouse building that was used to store barrels of alcohol. Designed by David Roberts Jr and constructed between 1842-1851, it was built where the residence of James Gooderham Worts once stood. Archaeological evidence of this residence may survive underneath the building. Thanks goes to a Heritage Impact Assessment report by ERA Architects for the above information.
The Peterborough Lift Lock lifts ships 19.8 metres (max 30.5 m long, max 7.3 m wide, max 99,000 kg). The 386 km waterway (with 45 locks and 39 swing bridges and 20 km of man-made channels), is a Canadian National Historic Site and takes 5-7 days to traverse. Construction begain in 1833 and by 1920 a ship could travel from Lake Ontario to Lake Huron. At the time it was built, it was the largest un-reinforced concrete structure on Earth.