Our Shared History—
Historically Significant Space—
Union Station was designated a national historic site of Canada in 1975 because it is considered the finest example in Canada of the classical Beaux-Arts during an era of expanding national rail networks and vigorous urban growth. As such, the site is protected under a Heritage Easement Agreement that defines the design, intent and limitations on alterations that can be made to the Station. Federal approval is required for any alterations to Union Station (and the train sheds behind it) that would affect the historically or architecturally significant elements. As the owner of the building, the City of Toronto also has approval rights over alterations.
When the Prince of Wales opened the building officially on Aug. 6, 1927, after years of delays caused by strikes and the outbreak of the First World War, the city was thrilledread more
Gary and Mary-Lou’s love story has a charming and unexpected connection to Toronto’s Union Station, that has literally – and figuratively – stood the test of time.read more
“I've said it before and I'll say it a thousand times over,” said a little voice coming from the Union Summer picnic tables. “Summerlunch+ doesn't just give you lunch. They give you an experience.” Fifty eager campers and their counsellors piled into SJAM Plaza this...read more