union station revitalization

Union Station Construction Progresses with Moat Canopy Pieces

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto
May 17, 2017 4:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One section or another of Toronto's Union Station has been in a state of construction for around seven years now, with some parts of the station's revitalization completed, and many more in the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Union Station's Great Hall

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Metrolinx
March 9, 2017 11:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
More often than not, our Throwback Thursday features chronicle a city transformed by new built form, with photographs charting the relentless pace of Toronto's ongoing development boom. Change and ... read more

Tracking the Continued Progress of Union Station's Revitalization

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto
November 18, 2016 6:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the better part of the last decade, the revitalization of Union Station has served to improve the efficiency, aesthetics, and overall experience of Toronto's central rail hub. While the ... read more

Union Station: Finding a Way—and a Place—in Transit

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Metrolinx, NORR
September 6, 2016 5:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For some of us, memories of Toronto's Union Station are filtered through the smell of Cinnabon that wafted through the corrall of passengers in the Bay Concourse's nauseatingly yellow ... read more

Union Station Rebuild Continues as Construction Progresses

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, Metrolinx, GO, Osmington Inc.
February 4, 2016 1:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since we last checked in on construction at the end of 2015, Toronto's Union Station has continued its transformation into a rail hub for the 21st century. Canada's busiest rail terminal is ... read more

Union Station Taking Shape with New Retailers and TD Partnership

Union Station Revitalization, City of Toronto
December 21, 2015 6:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"2016 is going to be a very big year for Union Station," Osmington Inc. CEO Lawrence Zucker tells us. As head of the company selected by the City of Toronto as the head lessee of Union Station's ... read more

Demolition, Excavation, Restoration Continues at Union Station

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, Metrolinx, GO
December 15, 2015 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the mid-August closure of the GO Transit Bay Concourse at Union Station, work has been proceeding behind the hoarding to transform and modernize the space as part of the transit hub’s ... read more

Union Station Since the Bay Concourse Closure

Union Station, GO Transit, Toronto
August 19, 2015 5:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's been just a few days now since the closure of the GO Transit Bay Concourse at Union Station over this past weekend, and the big question has been just how things would be at the country's ... read more

Union Station Plaza Named in Honour of Sir John A. Macdonald

Sir John A. Macdonald Plaza, Union Station, Toronto
August 18, 2015 4:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing restoration and reworking of Toronto's Union Station has already had quite the positive impact on Front Street. The new plaza fronting the station's Great Hall has been animated every ... read more

Capturing Union Station's GO Bay Concourse Before It Transforms

Old-school way-finding signage, GO Bay Concourse at Toronto's Union Station
August 14, 2015 11:52 am | by Vik Pahwa | Comments
Union Station's GO Bay Concourse closes this Saturday for two years. When it reopens — after being completely gutted, dug down, and rebuilt — it will look much like the new GO York Concourse on ... read more

Union Station Bay Concourse Closing for Two Years on August 16th

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto by Metrolinx
August 4, 2015 4:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As the ambitious revitalization of Union Station continues, GO Transit and Metrolinx have now announced that the station's existing Bay Concourse will close on August 16th, ... read more

Union Station's Newly Completed Public Plaza Comes Alive

Union Station, Front Street Foods, Pan Am Games, Toronto, Union Summer
July 9, 2015 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Years of restoration work have rejuvenated Union Station's Beaux-Arts exterior, meticulously cleaning away generations of city grime and restoring the grand railway station's Front Street facade ... read more

Work Continues on the Union Station Train Shed and Atrium

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto
July 6, 2015 12:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Last week the TTC celebrated the completion of their improvements to Union Subway Station, while the City of Toronto celebrated the reinstallation of the heritage clock in front of Union Station. ... read more

Restored Clock Unveiled as Emblem of Union Station's New Era

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto by Metrolinx
June 29, 2015 5:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier today, Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell unveiled the newly restored Union Station plaza clock, heralding the historic timepiece as "not only a piece of infrastructure," but also an icon of the ... read more

Union Station Revitalization: A Recent Progress Update

Union Station, Toronto, NORR Architects, Metrolinx
June 5, 2015 1:18 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
When Union Station opened to the public in 1927, at a grand ceremony featuring none other than the Prince of Wales and future King Edward VIII, the people of Toronto were ecstatic in their ... read more

Union Station York GO Concourse Opening on Monday

GO customer service stations, image by Jack Landau
April 24, 2015 1:52 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Though Union Station continues to be swarmed by construction crews, the new York Concourse is ready for its closeup on Monday, when the facility will open to the public. The new facility means a ... read more

Union Station Artwork Nears End of Installation

Zones of Immersion, Union Station Revitalization Project
March 30, 2015 3:22 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
TTC subway closures are an inconvenience that are marginally disruptive at best, but an occasional necessity to allow for state-of-good-repair work or improvements to the system. This weekend's ... read more

York GO Concourse Set To Open This Spring At Union Station

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March 20, 2015 4:59 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The $1 billion plus renovations and expansions of Union Station have been under construction for what seems like forever with few hints of the coming improvements so far for weary commuters. The ... read more

Stuart Reid's Union Station Artwork Currently Being Installed

Union station revitalization, union subway platform, Stuart Reid, art, Toronto
March 11, 2015 4:28 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Serving approximately 250,000 passengers each day, Union Station is the busiest transportation facility in Canada. It has been going through a major revitalization project over the past few years ... read more

Work Progressing on Union Subway Station University Platform

Work continues on Union Subway Station, Toronto
February 3, 2015 5:36 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Amongst all of the construction going on at Union Station is work to complete the expansion of the subway station. On August 18th last year a new platform opened, allowing the old, narrow centre ... read more