$640-million revitalization will take at least five years to complete
(Source: Globe and Mail)
The future of Union Station – for the next five years at least – is one of diggers, demolition and construction crews after Toronto council approved the final piece of a $640-million revitalization plan.
With federal, provincial and city funding commitments in place, councillors voted to approve a private-sector investor to manage the commercial space at the renewed station.
“This is the beginning of the real work,” Mayor David Miller said at the end of a nine-year saga of false starts and delays.
Yesterday’s vote came on a busy day at city hall as council held its first regular meeting since the city workers’ strike ground business to a halt on June 22. Dozens of urgent items were approved without the usual committee consideration, including a move to lease Scarborough’s historic Guild Inn site to Centennial College.
Read Brodie Fenlon’s full article “Toronto approves plan for Union Station” in the Globe and Mail (August 6, 2009).