Union Station Revitalization
Union Station, nearly a century old, is in disrepair: peeling paint, cracked, damaged floors, leaky roofs and tired-looking passenger concourses that evoke the 1970s. Space is used inefficiently, and the facility no longer meets the needs of today’s commuters.
Almost a decade after the City of Toronto acquired Union Station, funds have been allocated to carry out major restorative work that will reshape the way people experience Union Station and make this crown jewel spectacular again. The City of Toronto is leading the revitalization with three objectives: to improve the quality and capacity of pedestrian movement in and around the station, to restore heritage elements, and to transform Union Station into a major destination for shopping, dining and visiting.
Union Station’s revitalization will result in many benefits to commuters, including bigger, brighter transit concourses, more exits and entrances to the station, new PATH connections, repair and rehabilitation of an aging facility, and the introduction of an exciting and revitalized retail presence.
Union Station’s revitalization is a $800-million initiative supported by investments of $164 million from the Government of Canada, $172 million from the Government of Ontario.
Work is progressing well towards substantial completion in late 2018.
The revitalization will unfold in several stages.