Although a bit further from the railway station, the pier and shed at Richmond had been used at times to assist in clearing immigrants after the February fire.Despite the pressing need for a replacement, it was two full years after the original fire before a new building was ready.
By the end of 1913, a year that saw over four hundred thousand immigrants enter Canada, the new concrete pier was in place, but another two years passed before the new shed and immigration quarters built on that pier were ready for use. I have 3 medals for community contributions, plus numerous awards. It was a nervous and exciting experience to enter the new world with lots of hopes and countless confusions.
Given this shortcoming, steamship companies preferred to land their passengers at Pier 3, next to Pier 2.