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City announces completion of $824-million Union Station revitalization
July 28, 2021

The City of Toronto has announced the $824-million completion of the Union Station Revitalization Project and the opening of the new Bay Concourse.

“After years of extensive work on this difficult project, the Union Station revitalization is now complete, and the last piece of the revitalization -- the Bay Concourse -- is opening to the public,” said Mayor John Tory. “Union Station is now ready to more completely welcome people back to downtown Toronto and back to work as we move ahead with the reopening.”

Tory added that commuters and tourists can now “hang out, shop, dine and experience unique art and culture installations and performances, all while having access to an extensive transit system that stretches across Toronto and beyond our city.”

The revitalization project tripled the original size of GO Concourse space for commuters and includes 160,000 square feet of new retail space and expanded PATH access.

There is also a new food court under the York Concourse and a new VIA Concourse and Panorama Lounge.

“(The) reopening of the Bay Concourse is the final piece of the Union Station Revitalization Project, and marks a significant achievement for Canada’s largest transportation hub,” said Ontario Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney.

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster said commuters have waited a long time for the completion of the station.

“The revitalized Bay Concourse will provide more connections and waiting space for GO customers, enhancing the experience inside Canada’s largest transit hub while supporting the future needs of our growing region,” Verster said.