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Just some pics of the East Wing and TTC Moat entrance that will open a portion to the leather shop bypass on the 23rd of Dec.

On another note, I was going to post the Atrium lighting pictures that was going to be tested on Thursday night to allow “burn in”,
sikandar beat me to it...nice pic!

It looks good though. I’ll post pics from the inside later.

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Just some pics of the East Wing and TTC Moat entrance that will open a portion to the leather shop bypass on the 23rd of Dec.

On another note, I was going to post the Atrium lighting pictures that was going to be tested on Thursday night to allow “burn in”,
sikandar beat me to it...nice pic!

It looks good though. I’ll post pics from the inside later.

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What parts will be opening because that does not look like it’s opening
 

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Just visited Union and they are certainly getting ready to open the East Front Moat centre section that links TTC to Bay Concourse. Note temporary concrete ramp going from base of stairs in right foreground onto new floor. They have also opened-up one of the long-closed set of doors to TTC area and another set looks ready to open too. Looking into the Bay concourse there were LOTS of guys working there so I think 23 December opening of some sort of passageway is a "Go". (They report progress at end of each Quarter so I have noted that lots of 'new' things are finished as quarters end.)
They also look ready to open the pedestrian link from east end of Great Hall into 'mezzanine level' of Bay Concourse - new ceiling almost done, lots of 'polishing up' going on there too.

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Just some pics of the East Wing and TTC Moat entrance that will open a portion to the leather shop bypass on the 23rd of Dec.

On another note, I was going to post the Atrium lighting pictures that was going to be tested on Thursday night to allow “burn in”,
sikandar beat me to it...nice pic!

It looks good though. I’ll post pics from the inside later.

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Is the flooring inside the Bay retail level that connects to the TTC moat completed and covered with some sort of protection placed on top of it, or is the flooring work yet to start for that level?
 

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Is the flooring inside the Bay retail level that connects to the TTC moat completed and covered with some sort of protection placed on top of it, or is the flooring work yet to start for that level?
Yes, the floor all seems to be done inside and is covered. (Clearly the entrance directly from Bay Street (adjacent to Bay Teamway) not yet ready to open but most of rest looks in pretty good shape. I assume @uniontopearson above is right and it certainly looks like there is LOTS of space for a hoarded route through from East Front Moat (i.e. TTC) to 'somewhere" inside Union Station. (Great Hall? To York Concourse?? I guess we need to wait for another week. )
 

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Yes, the floor all seems to be done inside and is covered. (Clearly the entrance directly from Bay Street (adjacent to Bay Teamway) not yet ready to open but most of rest looks in pretty good shape. I assume @uniontopearson above is right and it certainly looks like there is LOTS of space for a hoarded route through from East Front Moat (i.e. TTC) to 'somewhere" inside Union Station. (Great Hall? To York Concourse?? I guess we need to wait for another week. )
Thanks for the answer. If there's a pathway opened from the East Front Moat, doubting it's going to lead to Great Hall since that means it would need to go through the Leather shop bypass which appears to need a lot more work before it's ready.
 

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Thanks for the answer. If there's a pathway opened from the East Front Moat, doubting it's going to lead to Great Hall since that means it would need to go through the Leather shop bypass which appears to need a lot more work before it's ready.
Or directly up to Great Hall. Maybe why they have been working up there a lot in last few weeks?
 

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Is there still going to be a new restaurant in the Great Hall? I think I remember seeing it as part of the renderings and that it would create a space on a second floor? I remember it being located on the south side of the Great Hall.
 

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Is there still going to be a new restaurant in the Great Hall? I think I remember seeing it as part of the renderings and that it would create a space on a second floor? I remember it being located on the south side of the Great Hall.
There was talk of this a page or two up this thread. There is a new building permit for it.
 

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Yes, the floor all seems to be done inside and is covered. (Clearly the entrance directly from Bay Street (adjacent to Bay Teamway) not yet ready to open but most of rest looks in pretty good shape. I assume @uniontopearson above is right and it certainly looks like there is LOTS of space for a hoarded route through from East Front Moat (i.e. TTC) to 'somewhere" inside Union Station. (Great Hall? To York Concourse?? I guess we need to wait for another week. )
Plywood fencing from 3 sets of doors from the TTC Entrance closer to the East Side of the moat will lead into the Bay Concourse. The fencing will divert pedestrians up a new set of stairs that have never been used straight through to where the leather bypass in the VIA Arrival/Departures area is located. This is just another option that will be opened up to relieve some pressure off the Front Street Moat (if there was ever any), and the accessibility route will still be maintained through the Front St Moat. There are no working elevators/ramps through the new route at the moment, as it is only temporary.

Hope that helps.
 

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Is there still going to be a new restaurant in the Great Hall? I think I remember seeing it as part of the renderings and that it would create a space on a second floor? I remember it being located on the south side of the Great Hall.
Still up in the air. It will be converted to office space for the time being.
 

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