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April 25, 2006
Union Station Revitalization
  
The City of Toronto is disappointed that Union Pearson Group (UPG) is not prepared to proceed to meet the May 31 deadline agreed to by the parties to finalize closing conditions for the lease to restore, develop and operate Union Station.

“We have worked closely with UPG and shared the goal of restoring Union Station,” said Mayor David Miller. “It has been a long and difficult process for both parties but the City remains committed to the restoration and revitalization of this great public asset. We will continue to ensure the public interest is protected as we move forward.”

Work on the Union Station District Study and implementation of the Union Station Master Plan, adopted by Toronto City Council in December 2004, and the creation of a governing body for Union Station is unaffected by UPG’s decision and will continue.

The City of Toronto purchased the station in 2000 with three public policy objectives:
  • promotion of Union Station as a multi-modal transportation hub first and foremost
  • preservation of Union Station as a heritage building
  • revitalization of Union Station as a destination in order to ensure its ongoing financial stability


The City of Toronto remains committed to revitalizing Union Station. A capital works program to address a state of good repair program that includes basic maintenance and health and life safety issues at the station is already underway. City staff will report on a strategy to continue to revitalize Union Station in the near future.

More about the Union Station revitalization can be found at http://www.toronto.ca/union_station


Media contact:

Patricia Simpson
Union Station RFP Project Co-ordinator
416-392-8057


 

 

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