"Transit Buffs" Union Station Tip by mikey_e

Union Station, Toronto: 10 reviews and 13 photos

  Union Station
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  • Union Station - Toronto
      Union Station
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  • Sculpture in front of the station - Toronto
      Sculpture in front of the station
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Union Station doubles as both the southern terminus of the TTC's subway system and as the main station for Toronto for VIA. If you come to Toronto on a train from Montreal, Ottawa or the US, you'll arrive here in the slightly depressing lower-level of the station. The exterior of Union Station is quite impressive, with its Neo-Classical columns and its placement among the equally imposing structures of Front Street. The Station was inaugurated in 1927 and is today a National Heritage Landmark. It was meant to be a piece in the build-up of the Canadian railway system, which was partly monopolized after the initial appearance of several smaller railway companies in the 19th century.
Right now there is a bit of construction on the entrance, but you can still get an idea of the grandeur if you side-step it. There aren't many restaurants inside, and those that are reasonably priced are generally fastfood joints, so fill up elsewhere before you get here.

Address: Front Street
Directions: Union subway stop
Phone: 416-393-4636
Website: http://www.toronto.ca/union_station/history.htm

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 20, 2007
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