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600 Tour Union Station during Doors Open 2007

During Doors Open 2007, the TRHA hosted almost 600 visitors for tours of Union Station on Saturday and Sunday. As well, there were hundreds of people who spent time enjoying the archival photographic display in the Great Hall.

Many thanks to the volunteers who made this happen, both tour leaders and those who helped out in other ways. Thanks also to the Union Station security staff and members of the Toronto & York Division of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association who helped set up and take down the displays.

It was another well executed and received event and I'm always surprised by just how much Torontonians care about this building. I think that we can all be proud of the role we played in helping them appreciate Union Station even more.

For the past several months, the City of Toronto has been restoring the glass corridor inside the thermal windows on the west end of the Great Hall. Happily, this was completed in time for this weekend. They've done a beautiful job on this. Even more stunning is the restoration of the skylight over the former Waiting Room. Those on the tours were able to appreciate a clear view of the skylight from inside the glass corridor overlooking the light well.

By Derek Boles

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