July 2015 - Toronto Ontario
WE have lived through YEARS (well, since 2010) of construction around Union Station as the subway system did work on their platforms and the creation of a rapid train from Union Station to Pearson, our international airport.
What a treat to be able to walk on the street without all that construction chaos!
A new concourse hall was also created and unveiled a few weeks ago. Click here for some photos.
The work was required and the Pan Am games (opening this week) was definitely a driving force. Like most projects conducted by governments it is behind schedule on some items. Click here if you feel any interest in the revised timeline.
But onto more exciting things - food. Union Station has never been known for food, it mainly has the usual fast food outlets and for years not even many of them.
On July 6 they have launched an outdoor food market offering delicious new food options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A flower market (Tuesdays) and farmers' market (Wednesdays) will grace the new outdoor space as well. The bad news it is outdoors so the season won't be very long.
It is located on the newly named John A Macdonald plaza on Front St. outside the station.
I didn't try anything as it was later in the day.
This is just a sampling of the stalls, looking backward.
I went with John this week for lunch and more photos.
I had a delicious lobster roll from Off The Boat- a little pricey at $15 but it did come with fantastic fries as well.
John had three tacos from The Mad Mexican - verrrrry sloooooow service. By then I had finished my lunch.
He had two chicken and one pulled pork $12. He pronounced the pork the better. Only remembered to get a photo with one left.