A familiar name is returning to Parry Sound to new bring life to the town’s historic CN/VIA Rail station.

Rainbow Sound will once again open its doors after a decades-long absence from Parry Sound.

Business owner Peter Christenson is returning to Parry Sound after spending the last 22 years in British Columbia.

Rainbow Sound first opened in Parry Sound during the 1970’s and Christenson says the new incarnation will be much more than just a music store.

Not only will the store offer musical instruments, supplies and equipment, both professional and for home use, but you can also restock your vinyl record collection and dine from the organic buffet table while sipping on your favourite wine or beer, all in one place.

It won’t be all new at Rainbow Sound.

Christiansen says he’ll be resurrecting the old logo after a friend and customer happened to have an original business card from over 40 years ago.

The old image on that card is now the new business logo.

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Photo: Supplied by Peter Christenson


The train station was originally built in 1932 and designated in 1983 of having architectural and historic value.

Its last use was as a primary stop for CN’s Canadian Transcontinental passenger train.

The Town of Parry Sound sold the station located at 1 Station Street at Church Street in 2017 to the current property owner who is leasing the space to Christenson.

Rainbow Sound is slated to open in late spring of 2019.


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Photo: Tom Mangos