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Encyclopedia > Union (TTC)
Union
55 Front Street West
Opened March 30, 1954 (Yonge-University-Spadina line)
June 22, 1990 (509 Harbourfront streetcar)
July 27, 1997 (510 Spadina streetcar)
District Old Toronto
Line Yonge-University-Spadina line
509 Harbourfront streetcar
510 Spadina streetcar
Next station Yonge-University-Spadina line:
≅0.5 km northeast to King 1 min
≅0.7 km northwest to St. Andrew 1 min

509 and 510 streetcars:
south to Queen’s Quay-Ferry Docks Image File history File links TTC_Union_-_Digital_Rendering. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (90th in leap years). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Old City of Toronto refers to the City of Toronto, Canada, and its boundaries from 1834 to 1998. ... The Yonge-University-Spadina Line is the oldest subway line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and undoubtedly, the most crowded subway line in Toronto, since it serves Downtown Toronto. ... A winter day on the 510 The 510 Spadina and 509 Harbourfront are streetcar routes in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, operated by the Toronto Transit Commission. ... A winter day on the 510 The 510 Spadina and 509 Harbourfront are streetcar routes in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, operated by the Toronto Transit Commission. ... King is a station on the Yonge-University Spadina line of the Toronto, Ontario, Canada subway. ... St. ... Queens Quay-Ferry Docks is the only dedicated underground streetcar station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada not part of an existing station on the citys subway/RT system (streetcars travel underground to meet subway trains at Union, Spadina, and St. ...

Daytime Connections Union railway station, 6A Bay, 65A Parliament, 72A Pape, 97B Yonge, 172 Cherry St.
Rank of Subway Boardings [1] 6th busiest out of 69
Daily Boardings 72,240
No. of Elevators 3
Platforms Centre platform, streetcar loop
TTC Union Station subway platform, to be renovated in the near future.
TTC Union Station streetcar platform.
TTC Union Station streetcar platform.
Excavation of the Union Station subway station circa 1949
Excavation of the Union Station subway station circa 1949

Union is a station on the Yonge-University-Spadina line of the Toronto, Ontario, Canada subway. It is placed at the bottom of the ‘loop’ formed by that line, between the Yonge and University sections, at its southernmost point. It is located at 55 Front Street West between Bay Street and York Street below Union Station. It opened in March 30, 1954, as the southern terminus of the original Yonge subway line, then for the University section of the Yonge-University-Spadina line on February 28, 1963, then on June 22, 1990 for the former Harbourfront LRT. This station serves approximately 72,240 people a day. Union Station is a major railway, subway, and streetcar station at 65 Front Street West between Bay Street and York Street in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair. ... Image File history File linksMetadata IM002365-ttcunionstation. ... Image File history File linksMetadata IM002365-ttcunionstation. ... Image File history File linksMetadata IM002736-unionttcstreetcarstation. ... Image File history File linksMetadata IM002736-unionttcstreetcarstation. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Front_street_excavation. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Front_street_excavation. ... This is a list of all of the subway and Scarborough RT stations of the Toronto Transit Commission. ... The Yonge-University-Spadina Line is the oldest subway line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and undoubtedly, the most crowded subway line in Toronto, since it serves Downtown Toronto. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Torontos Bay Street in the heart of the financial district. ... Union Station is a major railway, subway, and streetcar station at 65 Front Street West between Bay Street and York Street in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (90th in leap years). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Yonge-University-Spadina Line is the oldest subway line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and undoubtedly, the most crowded subway line in Toronto, since it serves Downtown Toronto. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ...


Union connects the subway with GO Transit trains and buses, VIA Rail, Ontario Northland, and Amtrak. Nearby landmarks include Union Station, the Royal York Hotel, the Air Canada Centre, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the CN Tower, the Royal Bank Plaza, BCE Place, and the Hockey Hall of Fame. GO Transit (AAR reporting marks GOT), officially known as the Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GTTA), is Canadas first, and Ontarios only, interregional public transit system, established to link Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). ... VIA Rail Canada (also referred to as VIA Rail and VIA; pronounced vee-ah) is an independent Crown corporation offering intercity passenger rail services in Canada. ... A pair of ON diesels work Hearst, ON, in 2003 Ontario Northland Railway (ONR, AAR reporting marks ONT, ONTA) is a Canadian railway and provincial Crown corporation. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Union Station is a major railway, subway, and streetcar station at 65 Front Street West between Bay Street and York Street in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Royal York surrounded by Toronto’s modern towers. ... North Entrance Atrium View from CN Tower The Air Canada Centre, often referred to simply as The ACC, is a multi-purpose arena located on Bay Street in downtown Toronto, Ontario. ... Metro Toronto Convention Centre, late 2004. ... The CN Tower, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is the worlds tallest freestanding structure on land, standing 553. ... The Royal Bank of Canada (TSX: RY, NYSE: RY) is Canadas largest chartered bank. ... Bell Canada Enterprises is a major telecommunications company and a provider of telephone services in Canada. ... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ...


An underground streetcar loop was added to the station in 1990, and is now served by the 509 Harbourfront and 510 Spadina routes. The Harbourfront LRT as 604 Harbourfront began service in 1990 and ceased operation upon opening of the the Spadina Avenue separated right-of-way in 1997, when it was extended north along Spadina and renamed 510 Spadina. ... The 510 Spadina and 509 Harbourfront are streetcar routes in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, operated by the Toronto Transit Commission. ...


Union’s status as a transport hub has resulted in overcrowding on its narrow centre platform. A plan is in place to add a new platform for Yonge-bound trains, outside the tracks; the current platform will then only need to serve University-bound trains. Construction on that expansion is set to begin in 2006, which will also see the entire upper mezzanine become a fare-paid area [2].


Leaving the station eastbound, the Yonge leg of the line runs briefly under Front Street and turns 90 degrees north to run under Yonge Street; leaving westbound, the University leg also runs under Front Street, and eventually turns 90 degrees north to run under University Avenue. Front Street is an east-west street in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... A sign for Yonge Street at the intersection with Maitland Street. ... University Avenue is one of the main north-south roads in downtown Toronto. ...


The station is also noted as being one of only two stations on the TTC where a signal light is publicly accessible. The signal is located on the east end of the platform. It is an Interlocking Signal that guards the crossover to the northbound Yonge Line and is only used during service disruptions that require trains be turned at Union. Block Signals Block signals are the most commonly used signals on the TTC. They are used to keep trains properly spaced, and are controlled by the trains themselves, based on their distance relative to other trains. ...


Tenants

  • Legacy Sportswear - sells licensed TTC apparel

Surface connections

  • 6 Bay (A)
  • 65 Parliament (A)
  • 72 Pape (B)
  • 97 Yonge (B)
  • 172 Cherry St.

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
Union (ttc) (390 words)
Union is a station on the Yonge-University-Spadina line of the Toronto subway.
Nearby landmarks include Union Station, the Royal York Hotel, the Air Canada Centre, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the CN Tower, the Royal Bank Plaza, BCE Place, and the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Union’s status as a transport hub has resulted in overcrowding on its narrow centre platform.
Girl on the Right (296 words)
Union officials warned of a possible strike on the weekend, claiming management was not properly addressing the concerns of employees.
The TTC wants 53 of 87 janitors and 53 of 91 subway track workers permanently moved to the night shift from day jobs as part of a cost-savings measure.
The union said it is looking for firm timelines for the installation of surveillance cameras and protective shields that have been promised.
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