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September 9, 2004
Media Advisory: Public forum and presentation on Union Station Draft Master Plan at Metro Hall Rotunda
  
Toronto residents are invited to participate in the first of two forums about
the draft master plan for Union Station on Monday, September 13 from 4:30 p.m.
to 9 p.m. in the Rotunda at Metro Hall, 55 John St. The forum is intended to
give an overview of the information related to the existing draft master plan
and to have an opportunity to comment on additional information that has been
collected.

A second forum on Monday, September 27 will provide the public an opportunity
to comment on the proposed changes to the draft master plan. Both forums are
intended to optimize public involvement in, and to encourage input into, any
recommended changes to the draft master plan for one of Toronto's most
treasured heritage landmarks.

What: Public forum on Union Station draft master plan

When: Monday, September 13
4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Public presentation at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Rotunda, Metro Hall
55 John St.

The public forums are part of an independent review approved by Toronto City
Council of Union Station's draft master plan. The results of the review will be
presented to a joint meeting of Toronto City Council's Planning and
Transportation Committee and Administration Committee scheduled for November 1,
2004. Deputations will be heard at this meeting.

The City of Toronto retained the team of R. E. Millward & Associates Ltd.,
Office for Urbanism and Poulos & Chung to conduct the independent review of
Union Station's draft master plan in July following a competitive request for
proposals process.

In May, Toronto City Council approved a revised Master Agreement to lease Union
Station to Union Pearson Group. The transaction is conditional on the
satisfactory conclusion of the independent review in addition to completion of
other documentation and necessary approvals.

Information about the revitalization plans for Union Station is available at
http://www.toronto.ca/union_station

Media contacts:
Angus Cranston, Urban Development Services, 416-392-0425
Robert Millward, R. E. Millward & Associates Ltd., 416-304-0457



 

 

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