Haileybury Heritage Museum

streetcar homes come North on CNR Flatbeds

Streetcar Restoration

On 4 October 1922 one of the "ten worst disasters" in Canadian History occurred known as the Haileybury Fire. The Fire covered approximately 300,000 acres, extending from north of Charlton to south of North Cobalt and from the Quebec border to the Montreal River on the west.

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Royal BankAfter the Fire

In this photo may be seen the devastation of the fire as well as the efforts of reconstruction. To the right in the enlarged photo one sees the Royal Bank.

Loading Cars in Toronto

Loading old cars for North. photograph of old Toronto Railway Company streetcar being lifted onto Canadian National Railway flatcar at Coxwell Yard.

[Source: Fonds 16; Toronto Transit Commission fonds Series 71]Central photography series of the Toronto Transit Commission]

snowBefore Restoring

This photo of the Streetcar was taken after the shed which covered it for many years was removed. This was the year that the 104 Streetcar was being refurbished into what we see today at the Haileybury Heritage Museum.

railcar children Railcar children

These children are happy to have a place out of the weather to call home, it will probably be for a short time but much warmer than living outside.

Life goes on!

The clothes hanging on the Streetcar were probably a typical scene in Haileybury the first year after the Great Fire of 1922. .

firefightersWinter of 1922

We see the barren streets of Haileybury just a Streetcar home in the first snows of winter to show signs that people still live here.