Oh hErItAgE, Parks Canada probably does nice stuff out of Union Station, but my god have they really messed up the inside and outside of it. I personally believe (and I’m sure many here thinks the same) that only the head house should be preserved.
They made it so the canopy can’t be taken down, so now we’re stuck with that for the rest of the stations existence, and the stupid “historical” look of the VIA concourse. Nobody goes in the concourse and thinks “wow this has been preserved wonderfully”, they think it was a result of the past 30 years replacing historical stuff with tacky fixtures and now the bare minimum is left.
Look at Amtraks concourses in their major stations, WE need that here, not some half-assed attempt at making a concourse look “historical” and backing VIA into a corner to where they can’t even use portions of it, like the display cases.
Okay I’m sorry that this reply got heated, I just really dislike the VIA concourse and other changes Parks Canada imposed upon Union.