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It's Time For U - Union Station Revitalization

Imagine a train station that's bright and airy, allowing thousands of passengers to easily pass through on a daily basis, getting to and from destinations quickly, comfortably, and effortlessly.

We continue to move forward with an extensive project that will revitalize Union Station, while maintaining the historical significance of the building and creating a better commuter experience for you.

The revitalization of the train shed roof is a critical component of The Big Move, Metrolinx's regional transportation plan, which will dramatically improve how people move in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

It starts from the top

The most noticeable aspect of the Union Station Revitalization project will be the natural light streaming through the new roof and glass atrium that is being built over the passenger platforms and railway tracks. The innovative design for the new train shed roof has received a 2012 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence.

You can also expect new staircases, additional vertical access points, and an overhaul of the platforms and station concourses. While we're at it, we're constructing the tracks, signals, platform, and station for the Union Pearson (UP) Express. Preserving the historical elements of this almost century-old building is also part of the plan.

In parallel to the work we're doing, the City of Toronto is undertaking a major revitalization project to the portions of Union Station owned by them. For information on their projects, please visit their website.

Meanwhile, the TTC is constructing a second platform in their station. For information regarding their project, please visit their website.

We're putting you first

Our goal in this extensive five year revitalization plan is to put you first. To do this we are staging construction in phases to minimize service disruptions and inconvenience to you. Construction will begin on the south side of the train platform area and over the next several years will progress to the north side of the building.

"It's like trying to do surgery on a patient while they're running a marathon." Mike Wolczyk, Director, Union Station Infrastructure.

During this time, you will see platforms, stairs, doors and tracks cordoned off. When the rebuilding of each area is complete, the track will be reinstated and the work will shift to the next two tracks and adjacent platform. For more detailed information, please see our special Union Station edition of GO News.

Throughout the construction period and onwards, we are committed to providing clear and user-friendly signage to help you navigate in and around Union Station. This signage will notify you of platform closures and navigation routes or different travel options, and will be updated as each phase of the construction project takes place.

We also promise to keep you informed. As this elaborate project develops and as timelines and information become available, we will use every communication channel we have to let you know what's going on and what to expect.

Check out our up-to-date progress photos from the train shed revitalization.


August 2013: Spacing Toronto, Union Station, Re-visited
November 2013: Advantage Steel (pg. 22), Steelwork on Display
January 2014: Daily Commercial News, GO Transit Train Shed Support Steel Set
January 2014: Urban Toronto, Last Column Raised for Glass Atrium at Union Station
January 2014: On-Site (Canada's Construction Magazine), Union Station Revitalization Project Makes Significant Progress

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20 Bay Street, Suite 600
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5J 2W3

Tel.: 416.869.3200

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