Union Station's revitalization will result in new pedestrian connections, including a new underground Northwest PATH tunnel that will connect Union Station to the existing PATH system in the Wellington Street area. The Northwest PATH is expected to relieve pedestrian congestion in the PATH system, while supporting future downtown growth and pedestrian activities.
Begining in the moat area at the northwest corner of Union Station, the Northwest PATH tunnel will cross Front Street and traverse north along York Street to Wellington Street.
The Northwest PATH will be built in two phases and under two separate contracts. The first contract will break ground on the tunnel's construction beginning at Union Station and ending at an exit pavilion on the northwest corner of York and Front Streets. The second contract will extend the tunnel north to the existing PATH network at Wellington Street.
Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall and expected to be completed by mid-2013. The second phase of construction, which will begin after the first one is completed, is scheduled for completion by the end of 2014.
- Northwest PATH Council Decisions
- Staff report: Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study (Schedule "C") for a New Northwest PATH Connection (Union Station to Wellington Street)
- Public meeting documents (PDF 2.4 MB)