On Monday, April 27, the York concourse was opened in Union Station in Toronto. In my 26 years as a GO Transit commuter, I don’t recall seeing any major renovations at Union Station. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was impressed with the openness and brightness of the new hall. Instead of rushing off to the office, I walked around almost in awe. To be sure, much work remains and in fact work will be continuing into 2017, but the beginnings of the new concourse are impressive. I walked around Union during lunch to capture the new, the old, and the historic.
The older Bay concourse is still very much in use as it leads directly to the PATH. Nonetheless, the floor tiles are reminiscent of late 1970’s malls.
Union Station above ground retains its Beaux-Arts architecture while it undergoes its facelift.