A better experience at the heart of the network.

Expected Completion: 2025

It’s the engine of the Greater Golden Horseshoe’s transit network, serving GO trains and GO buses, UP Express, the TTC, Via Rail Canada and Amtrak. All of those services make Union Station the busiest building in Canada, serving more than 250,000 customers a day.

Because that that number is growing as we introduce more service across the region, we’re giving Union Station a tune-up. Working together with the City of Toronto, Union Station is being revitalized, and that means much more than a make-over. It means adding new platforms, new concourses and more services that will make the station more accessible than ever before. Most importantly, your transit journey more seamless than ever before, as the renovations underway today will help us bring you 6,000 GO Train trips a week, by 2025. The new Union Station is all about putting you first.

There’s so much to love about this project. The beauty of the restored historic building has livened up Front Street. We‘re connecting new concourses to new access points across GO Train platforms.. It’s all building a better transit experience for you, as we work to build a regional transit network that empowers you to live, work, and play anywhere.

Once complete the new Bay Concourse and the York Concourse will will be triple their original size. We’re bringing new connections to our region’s great connector, with better access to platforms, the new retail level, and the PATH system through the TTC Union subway station. Beyond more connections, we’re making faster connections – with a new customer service counter, new PRESTO and ticket vending machines, more departure boards, and new entrances to the street level.

We’re renovating what we’ve got and adding new connections and access points between concourses and platforms. Get to and from your train, faster and easier. We’re giving you more ways to reach the concourse and more ways to get to your platform, along with elevator access to all GO platforms. You’ll be moving like never before – just like you’ll be moving across the entire GO network.

More space means an easier time waiting for your train. A new platform will give you room to breathe during rush hour and add more capacity to the station. Certain tracks are being removed so we can build wider platforms for you to use. And, for that crazy Canadian weather, we’re building a new roof structure to help protect you rain, snow, or shine.

Moving to its new home on the east side of Bay Street, south of the rail corridor, what will it mean to have a new, world-class bus terminal? Well, it means more space, a comfortable indoor experience and an easier time hopping from GO and intercity coaches to the various services you need – GO trains, the TTC, VIA Rail, and UP Express. And, it will make your local commute a little easier, with up to 1,000 bicycle parking spaces.
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We’re continuing to make progress on the next phase of renovations for Union Station so that it’s ready to support 15-minute service with up to 6,000 trains per week.

Together with Infrastructure Ontario (IO) we have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to two prequalified teams to design, build and finance the next phase of station, track and platform work at Union Station.

  • Once proposals are received, IO and Metrolinx will select a preferred bidder and then negotiate a final contract.
  • A successful bidder is expected to be announced in winter 2018.

The work underway today is to catch-up after 30 years of under-investment and the projects to come are focused on building the rail network we will need for the next 30 years.

  • Work currently underway includes:
    • Renovating and tripling the size of the Bay Concourse
    • Building connections to the new lower retail level
    • Installing new lighting, CCTV and PA systems
  • The scope of future work includes:
    • Building a new southern platform to reduce overcrowding during peak hours and add more train capacity to the station
    • Adding a roof structure over the new platform to protect you and GO equipment from the weather
    • Constructing an additional concourse area below the new platform to improve circulation through the station
    • Widening existing platforms to make your commute safer and more comfortable
    • Adding more stairs and elevators to connect tracks and platforms

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Environmental Assessment

The purpose of the Union Station Rail Corridor East Enhancements Project is to expand and modify rail infrastructure in the eastern portion of the USRC to support increased passenger and train volume through:

  • Additional mainline track capacity
  • Increased train storage capacity
  • Increased track speed capabilities

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For more information or to be added to the study’s mailing list, please contact:

Union Station Rail Corridor East Enhancements Project
c/o Georgina Collymore
Senior Advisor, Environmental Assessment Communications and Community Relations
20 Bay Street, Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5J 2W3
tel: 416-202-4921
e-mail: unionstationeast@metrolinx.com