Union Station Toronto – The Basics

Union Station Toronto is a major railway station and intermodal transportation hub located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on Front Street West, on the south side of the block bounded by Bay Street and York Street in downtown Toronto.

union-station-toronto

The City of Toronto owns the station building while the commuter rail operator GO Transit owns the train shed and trackage. Union Station has been a National Historic Site of Canada since 1975, and a Heritage Railway Station since 1989.

Its central position in Canada’s busiest inter-city rail service area, “The Corridor”, as well as being the central hub of GO Transit’s commuter rail service, makes Union Station Canada’s busiest transportation facility, serving over 250,000 passengers a day.

More than half of all Canadian inter-city passengers and 91% of Toronto commuter train passengers travel through Union Station.

Via Rail and Amtrak provide inter-city train services while GO Transit operates regional rail services. The station is also connected to the subway and streetcar system of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) at its adjacent namesake subway station.

GO Transit’s Union Station Bus Terminal, across Bay Street from the station building, is connected by the trainshed.

The Union Pearson Express, the train service to Toronto Pearson International Airport, platform is a short walk west of the main station building, accessible by the Skywalk.

For the street address of Union Station Toronto see this page.