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The Union Station District Plan is the result of a comprehensive review and consultation process. It recognizes the fundamental significance of Union Station and the district surrounding it to the economic health of the City of Torontos central core. The value of the station will be maintained by having a safe, clean and beautiful environment around this main point of entry to the City. The economic vigour of the central core is predicated on a high level of operational efficiency to ensure that the growth expected over the next several decades can be sustained. Regardless of how well the Station is restored or by whom, the district must showcase the talent of the City and demonstrate that the planned levels of growth can be accommodated. The Union Station District Plan addresses these significant issues and provides a blueprint for the future.
Work on the Union Station District Study began in the summer of 2005, and concluded in the spring of 2006. During that time, three public forums were held:
The second public forum was held on December 13, 2005, focusing on possible traffic options for Front Street and issues that could be created by development over the Union Station trainshed. View the presentation(Powerpoint 13,217 Kb) and the information panels (PDF 2,183 Kb) displayed at the forum.
The February 21, 2006 forum examined urban design options for the precinct study area and heritage guidelines related to the designation of the area as a Heritage Conservation District. View the presentation (Powerpoint 37,636 Kb).
The district study included a heritage conservation district study, urban design work and transportation planning elements for the area around Union Station. The Union Station District Plan provides a blueprint for the future, suggesting a redefinition of the Union Station District designed to restore its civic prominence.
- Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- Study Context
- Heritage Public Realm Enhanced Connections and Flow
- Summary of Recommendations Next Steps
- Appendix 1 - Methodology and Analysis
- Appendix 2 - Background documents
- Appendix 3 - Stakeholder list
- Appendix 4 - Heritage Conservation District Plan
- Heritage Conservation District Plan - Appendices
- Appendix 5 - Traffic
- Appendix 6 - Funding Options
- Appendix 7 - Street Furniture Appendix 8 - Signage
- Appendix 9 - Street Inventory
- Appendix 10 - Development Over the Trainshed
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