Union Station Revitalization
In 2011, Union Station, a National Historic Site of Canada and the country’s busiest transportation hub serving over 250,000 passengers per day, underwent a major $640-million expansion and renovation project. One of the most prominent components of this project was the replacement of the central section of the train shed with a 50,000 square ft. glass atrium 13 metres above the tracks while ensuring the preservation of the early 20th-century Beaux-Arts style network of steel arches. The glass ‘jewel-box’ design provides ample light at track level while the elegant curtains of clear glass louvers help to repel rain and snow while naturally ventilating the space below.
Revitalization of passenger loading zone upgrading to world transportation standards. Ferguson-Neudorf’s scope of work covers the steel and point supported glass system.
Location: Bay Street & Front Street,Toronto, Ontario
Completion Date: November 2015
Owner / Developer: Go Transit & Via Rail
Architect: Zeidler Partnership Architects / Yolles Group inc.
General Contractor: Aecon Group Inc.
Glazing Consultant: (RJC) Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd