“Our government is building accessible, modern transit infrastructure, and making public transit a safe and attractive option,” Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney said. “The opening of the new Union Station Bus Terminal demonstrates our government’s promise to bring a better travel experience to the everyday lives of Ontarians.”
The new terminal provides a larger indoor, climate-controlled space of more than 23,000 square feet. This will enable customers to comfortably and safely wait for their bus and board without leaving the building, and access to convenient amenities such as charging ports and free Wi-Fi. For enhanced safety, gates to platforms will remain closed until buses are ready to board or de-board, making it easy for customers to stay safely away from moving vehicles.
“This milestone is part of our government’s broader vision to deliver better, safer and more reliable travel options for the people of Ontario,” said Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA). “By making significant investments and building historic transit projects now, we are ensuring that future generations have access to a world-class public transit system.”
A new indoor glass pedestrian bridge built above Bay Street connects the terminal to Scotiabank Arena, the PATH and Union Station, allowing customers to easily transfer between buses and trains and get to other downtown attractions.
“The Union Station Bus Terminal is an integral part of our GO bus network and an important step forward in the overall enhancement of Union Station,” said Phil Verster, Metrolinx President and CEO. “The larger and more comfortable space will offer an even better experience for customers who are catching a bus at the terminal or connecting to the other parts of the city or the region. We can’t wait to welcome our customers into the new home of the GO bus.”
“This bus terminal provides a harmonious connection between work and home for all CIBC SQUARE building occupants, eliminating stress from the workday commute,” said David Hoffman, General Manager, CIBC SQUARE.