Thursday, February 21, 2008

Union Station

Union Station is the major inter-city rail station and a major commuter rail hub in Toronto.
The station is located on Front Street West and occupies the south side of the block bounded by Bay Street and York Street in the central business district. The station building is owned by the City of Toronto, while the trainshed and trackage east and west of the station is owned by the commuter rail operator GO Transit. Serving 200,000 passengers a day, it is the busiest passenger transportation facility in Canada.

Do you know that this building was constructed in 1914 and was finished in 1921? It survived world war 1. There is too much history attached to the walls of this structure.

Someday I will go beyond this lobby and experience the train ride. Perhaps I'd go to Quebec or to Vancouver. I'm sure it will be so fine.....


JTE said...

Em, from Toronto to Vancouver on board a train? That's an amazing three-day coast to coast trip!

EM said...

You are doing your homework JTE! You are very right, it would be a long adventure. I'd be running through the prairies ... and I guess by the time I reach Alberta i would be tempted to go check out the little houses