Truly a Toronto monument, this Via Rail/GO train/subway station, which stretches along a block of Front Street, was opened in ... More
Truly a Toronto monument, this Via Rail/GO train/subway station, which stretches along a block of Front Street, was opened in 1927 by the Prince of Wales. Classically designed, there are elements of simplicity mixed with grandeur in the architecture of this 750-foot long hall. While strolling along the concourse of Union Station, you will see arched windows, enormous pillars and Italian tile gracing the high ceilings. The station serves as the U-joint in the Toronto Transit Commission's Yonge subway line, as well as a terminal for GO Transit, Via Rail and Ontario Northland railroad.
We bought a day pass for two people $8.50C which covered the routes to all locations on Yonge and to the ORC and Casa Loma. The station itself is historic and functional but not the most scenic.
Currency exchange took a little patience but the tellers were fairly friendly. Foot traffic moved along fairly well, especially after midnight.
A few merchants with jewelry and the basic news-stands for those with some time to kill between trains.
Fans of romance have to visit this working railway station and work of art. Look for the landmark clock tower
peeking out from the silhouettes of the northern bridges and follow it to the brick station that fairly oozes ...
The elegant Main Hall with its vaulted ceiling more than 90 feet high and marble floors is reminiscent of the
days when railway travel was fashionable. Union Station opened in 1908, fell into severe disrepair in the 1940s. It ...
The new and renovated Art Gallery of Ontario holds permanent collection of art in different mediums be it paintings, sculpture
or collections of historic artifacts. This art gallery in Chinatown district is one of Canada's largest fine art museums. ...