Union Station Revitalization — Get on Board!
Welcome! Union Station is Canada's busiest, most important multi-modal passenger transportation hub, a designated National Historic Site and a significant part of Toronto's history and identity. More than a quarter-million people use Union Station daily. The City of Toronto is leading Union Station's revitalization with three objectives: to improve the quality and capacity of pedestrian movement; to restore heritage elements; and to transform Union Station into a major destination for shopping, dining and visiting.
The City of Toronto, in partnership with OCAD University, has launched a temporary, digital art installation at Union Station. Designed by Che Yan, a graduate of OCAD U's Digital Futures Initiative, the interactive exhibit pays tribute to the venerable station and cherished public space.
LAb[au], a Belgium-based internationally renowned art studio, will showcase a large, permanent interpretive art installation at Union Station in commemoration of the Walks and Gardens Trust.
The public is invited to give input into the designs of five international artists short-listed in a public art competition to commemorate the Walks and Gardens Trust at Union Station.
If you haven't noticed already, nearly all of Union Station is now under construction. A glance from outside will show that restoration work is in full swing on the building's heritage façade.
The Panorama Lounge, whose history goes back to 1927, returns to Union Station, boasting many of the original architectural and design elements and the latest in electronic gadgetry.
The recommended approach sees the City of Toronto retaining ownership of Union Station, while leasing out a new retail space to a private sector partner and dedicating a level to GO Transit and VIA Rail customers.