Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Arriving By Rail

If you arrive by rail in Toronto you arrive at Union Station which is located right downtown and is the main station for crosscountry trains, trains from the USA, commuter trains, the new train from the airport, and even the subway stops here. You can imagine how busy it is during rush hours! The Beaux Arts building was built in 1927 and has a heritage designation and has just undergone an extensive upgrade while still keeping the historical aspects intact. I'll show you inside tomorrow. And of course I was photo-bombed by the CN Tower. 
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

27 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

It looks quite plain from the outside but the inside is quite a different story. I look forward to seeing your photos!

Karen S. said...

A most perfect object to be photobombed by too. Great shot.

VP said...

It always a good thing when a historical building is modernized with respect... and the CN Tower it's not bad as background!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I was wondering how the new rail link from the airport was going Pat. You're so lucky to have it, we desperately need one but I really don't see it happening for ages, our Premier is too busy building monuments to himself, Elizabeth Quay :) When Andrew (Melbourne) returned from his hols he was very impressed with your rail system.

Sharon Anck said...

A very strong looking building. It reminds me of Union Station in Chicago, another very busy place.

Karl Demetz said...

A very solid looking building, the tower is nice in the background.

William Kendall said...

I've lost track of how many times I've been through the station. Most of those times, it has been exceedingly busy. Nice to see that the work has finally been finished.

And it's easy for the Tower to photobomb!

Stephanie said...

Nice to see the building is still standing. A simple sign with strong letters. Nice view of the CN tower.

Laura. M said...

Beautiful station, Pat. We have no railways. Ours has been closed since 1984 :((

Cloudia said...

a classic station! CN tower makes the shot

llandudnopictures said...

That's a great shot, enhanced by the perfect blue sky!

Marleen said...

That sign can't be missed!

Tom said...

Sounds like a busy spot. Tom The Backroads Traveller

cieldequimper said...

I'll try to remember to take a train if I ever come to Toronto! This is a brilliant view!

Gosia k said...

I love travelling by trains. busy place

TexWisGirl said...

we have one in downtown dallas, too, and it is sort of neat to go into.

Lesley said...

It's looking better every time I go there (which admittedly isn't very often)

Gemma Wiseman said...

A sign that seems to be boldly embossed on the wall. Quite impressive.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

We love going into Union Station, though it doesn't happen very often, such a glorious old building.

Andy said...

Nice shot Pat. Still a lot of work before it complete.

Revrunner said...

Yep, shall I say the tower TRUMPS the building. Sorry, can you tell I'm from the USA? :-)

Taken For Granted said...

There is a "Union Station" in Chicago, and many other American cities I believe. Lovely sign on that Beaux Art building.

happywonderer.com said...

Nice shot. I really enjoy visiting Union Stations!

Michelle said...

A great shot!

Photo Cache said...

That's hard to miss. I like it.

Frankly My Dear

Halcyon said...

Is there a train from the airport now? That's a nice addition. I didn't think it would ever come... ;-)

Jack said...

I think it looks pretty good. I like train travel, though I have not had a reason to visit Toronto's train station.