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Toronto Sights

Union Station

  • 65–75 Front St. W Map It
  • Financial District
  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Updated 09/12/2013

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Historian Pierre Berton wrote that the planning of Union Station recalled "the love lavished on medieval churches." Indeed, this train depot can be regarded as a cathedral built to serve the god of steam. Designed in 1907 and opened by the Prince of Wales in 1927, it has a 40-foot-high Italian tile ceiling and 22 pillars weighing 70 tons apiece. The main hall, with its lengthy concourse and light flooding in from arched windows at each end, was designed to evoke the majesty of the country that spread out by rail from this spot. The names of the towns and cities across Canada that were served by the country's two railway lines, Grand Trunk (incorporated into today's Canadian National) and Canadian Pacific, are inscribed on a frieze along the inside of the hall. As train travel declined, the building came very near to being demolished in the 1970s, but public opposition eventually proved strong enough to save it, and Union Station is now a vital transport hub. Commuter, subway, and long-distance trains stop here.

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65–75 Front St. W, between Bay and York Sts., Toronto, Ontario, M5J 1E6, Canada

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Updated 09/12/2013


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