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: Joy

Station Signals: Joy

It’s the dog days of summer and we’ve had a great one so far in Toronto. I hope that those warm afternoons and balmy summer nights have brought you down to experience Union Summer-Presented by TD. Seeing office workers, tourists, concert goers and everyone in between...

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Station Signals: Gratitude

Station Signals: Gratitude

While we normally plan events inside Union Station, our programming team will bring music, arts, film and live performances outdoors to showcase the culture and spirit of Toronto.  Full event listings can be found on our website. We have daily free events and...

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In Conversation With: Ari Esmail

In Conversation With: Ari Esmail

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and dads to be out there! There is this saying that father knows best and in the case of Union Mercado, the latest retailer to open in the Front Street Promenade, this rings true. We spoke with Ari Esmail, the owner of the elevated...

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