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About Union Station

Union Station is the premier gateway to Toronto and the busiest, most important, multimodal, passenger transportation hub in Canada, serving a quarter-million people daily.

As the city's central, multimodal transportation hub, Union Station is connected to numerous methods of travel, including subway, commuter rail, commuter bus, passenger rail and bicycle. Find out more about the modes of transportation at Union Station.

Construction on this iconic landmark began in 1914 amidst a materials shortage during World War I, but the station didn't officially open until 1927. Since then, Union Station has welcomed waves of immigrants to the city, survived one major fire, and endured more than 80 years of wear and tear. It has also witnessed the rise of Toronto from a provincial backwater to a world-class city.

In 1975, Parks Canada designated Union Station a National Historic Site because it was, and still is, the country's finest example of a classical beaux-arts-style railway station and the largest of the great urban train stations built during the early 20th century during an era of expanding national rail networks and vigorous urban growth.

Since acquiring Union Station in 2000, the City of Toronto continues to own, manage and improve the station.

The City is currently leading a multi-year revitalization that will make Union Station, one of Toronto's crown jewels, spectacular again.

Read more about Union Station's rich history.

 


 


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