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Toronto's Union Station is kicking off the holiday season next month

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Ainsley Smith Nov 23, 2017 11:19 am 395

If you’ve been through Union Station recently, you may have noticed it’s been undergoing some changes as part of the Union Station Revitalization Project.

The project, while honouring the building’s historical legacy, is restoring important heritage elements while transforming Union Station into a major destination for shopping, dining and community gathering.

Union Station currently welcomes a quarter-million people daily and the revitalization project will help turn the station into more than just a transit point but into a destination where people will want to come and shop or have dinner.

And with the holiday season fast approaching, Union Station is getting ready to unveil some of its new retail locations and holiday pop-ups.

Starting Monday, December 4, Danish Pastry House, Pilot Coffee, Peace Collective, Naked Beauty Bar, and CXBO Chocolate (a holiday pop up until February) will be opening their doors.

Union Station Holiday

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There will also be two full-service restaurants in the York Street Promenade opening including Union Chicken and Amano, a new pasta concept.

To support the opening of these new retailers, Union station will be hosting a number of exciting holiday events and attractions.

Highlights include:

  • Monday, December 4: Kenyan Boys Choir presented by WE Day
  • Thursday, December 7: Choir Nation lead by Murray Foster of Great Big Sea will be singing Imagine
  • Sunday, December 10: Holiday film screening
  • Thursday, December 14: Choir National lead by Oh Susanna
  • Saturday, December 16: Meet and Greet with Youtube Star Yolanda Gampp of “How to Cake It”
  • Thursday, December 21:  Choir Nation lead by Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene
  • Thursday, December 21: Current members of Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio doing an acoustic rehearsal at noon
  • Gift wrapping: There will be a free gift wrapping station for commuters available in the West Wing.
Union Station Holiday

Courtesy of Union Station

Whether you want to shop for that special gift, listen to some festive music, or enjoy some delicious food from one of the new restaurants, Union Station is the place to be this holiday season.

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Ainsley Smith
Staff Writer at Daily Hive

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