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 is the natural light streaming through the new roof and glass atrium that is 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, and additional vertical access points. 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, which includes an overhaul of the station concourses. For information on their projects, please visit their website.

Additionally, in July 2015, the TTC completed a second platform and concourse improvement project 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.

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

Check out our progress photos from the train shed revitalization.

Media

February 2016: Urban Toronto Union Station Rebuild Continues as Construction Progresses
January 2016: The Globe and Mail Union Station makeover proposal adds vast fresh-food market, high-end shops
April 2015: The Globe and Mail Union Station users in for ‘a pleasant surprise’ with York Concourse opening
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
August 2013: Spacing Toronto, Union Station, Re-visited