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Metrolinx shares of photos of in progress Union Station revitalization
The glass atrium appears to be near completion.

Metrolinx recently shared photos that showcase the work that’s being done on Union Station’s shiny new train shed.

Unlike the rest of the Union Station revitalization project, which has been plagued with problems, the new building not only looks handsome, but also appears to be on schedule.

Indeed, some might recall that the city came under scrutiny earlier this year when the Globe and Mail revealed that the project had gone over budget and would likely not be completed in time for the Pan Am games in 2015.

A particularly memorable part from the Globe article quoted an unnamed source saying, “Walls would be built without knowing someone needed to do work behind it, so then they’d have to tear it down, do the work, and rebuild it,”

According to GO Transit’s website, phase two of the project has an expected competition date of fall 2014. Judging from the photos, it looks like that phase of construction is close to being completed.

Work on the train shed was started in 2010, and even then it was expected that the project would take the better part of six years to complete. In the next two years the focus will shift toward renovating the inside of the shed. Full details on the work being done to the train shed can be found here. Much of the work entails fixing infrastructure that is decades old.

Thoughts on the new building?

Union Station Revitalization

Images courtesy of Metrolinx’s Flickr page.
Igor Bonifacic is the managing editor of Toronto Standard. Follow him on Twitter.

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