There is a buyer for Orillia’s former train station at 150 Front Street South.
City council voted 7-2 to authorize staff to negotiate an agreement of purchase and sale with the buyer, who was not identified at the meeting Monday night.
The 2.4 acre property was put on the market in fall 2018 for $900,000.
The former train station is protected under the Ontario Heritage Act, which protects the outside design, though the interior can be altered.
Councillors Tim Lauer and Jay Fallis voted against the sale.
Lauer said it was time to put the brakes on because there was a lot of new development coming to the area and the sale should have gone through a request for proposal, while Fallis thought the property would have made an ideal transit hub.