Brockville Tunnel Opens For Spring

The Brockville Tunnel is officially open for the season.

Several hundred people took to the streets on opening day to walk the tunnel and hear Councillor Lesueur declare it open for it's second year.

Joining the launch, MP Gord Brown says it's a wonderful tourist attraction for the area.

"It's a significant historical place in Canada, and to have it right here in Brockville, and I think it's wonderful that the community has come together."

While MPP Steve Clark says the area has a lot to be proud of.

"We've had a really good first year, you know, to have 25,000 people through the first weekend," he says. "Just last month, the group was up at Queen's Park getting a Lieutenant-Governor’s Heritage Award. I think we've got some momentum going for visitation, we just got to keep going with it."

Darlene Burns agrees. She wrote and performed Canada's First on Saturday. It's an unofficial song for the tunnel and she says, as the name suggests, that's exactly why it's important.

"This will bring a lot of tourism to the city. They've done an excellent job, like Dave LeSueur and his team, you just have to be proud." 

The tunnel will be open every day until the fall from 9am until 9pm.

 

- With files from Bruce Wylie.