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.

**All historical images featured on this page are sourced from the City of Toronto Archives.

Station Signals: Imagination

Station Signals: Imagination

Happy Holidays! As we close 2018, our team is looking at the Possibility of Imagination and that sense of wonder that feels so much a part of the spirit of the season. Imagination was really with us all year as we explored the possibilities for Union each month. As...

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Station Signals: Innovation

Station Signals: Innovation

This month, we are exploring the Possibility of Innovation at Union which feels like a very appropriate theme with new routines, new ways of learning and of course a new school year ahead for many of us. Innovation is also on the mind of many visitors to our city this...

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Back to School Essentials

Back to School Essentials

It’s that time of the year again! Back to school season is just around the corner and we’re looking forward to all the excitement this time of year brings to the station. Whether you’re looking forward to opening the books up again or not, we have compiled a list of...

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