From transit-toronto: The Toronto Union Station Experience Explore Union Station as you've never seen it before! The Toronto Railway Historical Association, in cooperation with the Toronto Terminals Railway, is now conducting guided tours of Union Station on the last Saturday of every month throughout the year. Built between 1914 and 1930, the magnificent Union Station with its spectacular Great Hall is one of Toronto's most cherished buildings. Union Station is the largest railway terminal ever built in Canada and was designated a National Historic Site in 1975. Union Station is also Canada's busiest transportation facility, handling more passengers than Pearson Airport. On weekdays, 180 GO trains and 125,000 commuters pass through the station as well as 40 VIA Rail trains and 5,000 intercity passengers, over 50% of all VIA riders. Hundreds of television shows, commercials and Hollywood movies have been filmed in Union Station including the Oscar-winning "Chicago," the Jack Nicholson film "The Last Detail" and "Silver Streak," the hit 1976 comedy/thriller featuring a runaway train and a spectacular train wreck. There's a lot more to Union Station than meets the eye. There's approximately a million square feet of space, most of it hidden from public view. The Union Station Experience will take you behind the scenes, into areas of the station that are normally off-limits to the general public. You will experience the fascinating history of Canada's greatest railway terminal and gain a new appreciation of the most complex passenger train operation in the country. The Toronto Railway Historical Association is a registered charity dedicated to the preservation of Toronto's railway heritage, including the development of a railway museum at the John Street Roundhouse adjacent to the Rogers Centre. Since 2001, the TRHA has hosted the popular Doors Open event at both the Roundhouse and Union Station. The Toronto Terminals Railway was incorporated in 1906 to build Union Station and the waterfront railway viaduct. The TTR has managed the station since it opened to the public in 1927 and continues to do so on behalf of the current owners, the City of Toronto and GO Transit. The Union Station Experience begins at 11 a.m. sharp on the last Saturday of every month and lasts approximately two hours. A nominal $5 fee will be charged for each visitor. To make a reservation, call Union Station Travellers' Aid at 416-366-7788 on Monday-Friday between 10 AM and 2 PM Or email: uniontours@... [Sorry, Yahoo groups chops off e-mail addresses] Derek Boles Who researched, wrote and will be conducting these tours. And I do deal with Toronto transit on the tour.