Union Station unveils new lower retail level with expansive food court. The Union Food Court is the first area to open as part of the newly constructed lower retail level and offers 10 new food retailers, a seating capacity for more than 600 people and 25,000 square feet (2,325 square metres) of space.
Open daily from 7am and 10am on weekends, the new Union Food Court will also offer other amenities and live programming including TV streaming for major events.
Retailers include Bangkok Buri, Loaded Pierogi, McDonald’s , Paramount Fine Foods, Pizza Pizza, Roywoods, Scaccia, Shanghai 360, Sushi Shop, Tim Hortons. Full list of the new retailers is available here.
The City of Toronto is currently leading a multi-year revitalization at Union Station that will promote transit-oriented growth, improve the quality and capacity of pedestrian movement, restore heritage elements and transform Union Station into a major destination. The revitalization is an $800-million City initiative supported by investments of $164 million from the Government of Canada and $172 million from the Government of Ontario.
The excavation, or dig down, was one the most significant stages of the revitalization. It involved digging several metres below Union Station’s existing floor level to create space for two new transit concourses and a new, lower-level retail concourse. The food court is the first part of this level to become available to the public, and work continues to complete the Fresh Market and additional retail areas. More information about the excavation is available on the City’s website.