Bancroft Community Transit (BCT) will have room to expand now that they have bought 24 Flint Avenue.
That’s according to Bancroft Mayor Paul Jenkins, who says the building is a perfect fit for the bus service. The new building will help them maintain their vehicles, aid with dispatch, and allow them to expand their service to other municipalities.
24 Flint Avenue was the municipal offices and former ambulance base in the Town. Jenkins says that after the Town offices were moved to the old train station, the building was declared surplus. The location was being used as the offices for the Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin First Nation, but they have since moved to a location near the Dungannon Recreation Centre to take advantage of the outdoor space.
24 Flint Avenue was also temporarily used as a warming centre in the early months of 2022. However, Jenkins says this was only possible because COVID restrictions allowed them to free up the area. Hastings County, which runs the warming centre, has reached out to several groups in the area, but for the part of the Town of Bancroft, Jenkins says they will be unable to provide a location for a centre in the forseeable future.