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was officially opened and dispatched its first train on August 11, 1927. In 1904 a great fire demolished almost all of Toronto’s manufacturing and warehouse district and the need for a larger railway station grew stronger.
The construction of Union station began in 1914 and was finished in 1921 but was not used for six more years because of legal issues. Finally in 1927 Edward, the Prince of Wales, opened Union Station and bought the first ticket to Alberta.
Union Station is designed in the Beaux-Arts style and is a result of collaboration between architects from the Montreal Firm of G.A. Ross and R.H. Macdonald, John M. Lyle of Toronto and Hugh Jones of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. The collaboration was very successful and the design was very modern. The floors are Tennessee marble, the Great Hall has a magnificent coffered ceiling of Gustavino tiles and exterior walls of the station are made from Indiana and Queenston limestone.
With the building of the Royal York Hotel
in 1929, Toronto got its first sub-grade path
, linking Union Station with the hotel.
Where is Union Station
: 65 Front Street West
How to get to Union Station
: Subway Yonge-University-Spadina line to Union Station
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