Earlier this summer, we did a short post on the Ontario Northland—which runs from Toronto to Cochrane—being shut down. While a thousand workers organized a protest, started a petition and set up a website in an effort to keep the cottage-country rail service open, it appears the communities involved are only continuing to feel the effects of the government’s decision.
According to recent reports, the end of the Ontario Northland has put a damper on autumn in Temagami in particular, as the region boasts some of the most brilliant fall colours in the province.
In fact, in previous years, the rail service ran a tourist train known as the Dream Catcher, which would bring hundreds of tourists to the town, according to Temagami’s mayor. Now, with the Dream Catcher’s service discontinued along with the Northlander, there are concerns about how this popular cottaging region will attract outsiders during the off-season.
Did you ever take the Dream Catcher to cottage country?