Q: How do you reinvent Canada's busiest public transit hub?
A: Shed some light on the situation.
An Enlightening Travel Experience
Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, Ontario
RJC are contract administrators for the Union Station Revitalization and provide ongoing engineering services to Ferguson Neudorf, the specialist contractor responsible for the project's centre piece; the Glass Atrium enclosure.
A compelling memory point of this downtown landmark is the creation of an expansive glass roof, and members of our Structural Glass & Facade Engineering group are among the visionaries behind its creation. Travellers ready to ride the line will wait under a translucent canopy of glass. Their ridership experience will be transformed to that reminiscent of European grandeur.
The steel structure enclosed with laminated glass has a plan area of approximately 1.5 acres. It will tower above the existing bush roof and illuminate the bustling platforms at night with a soft glow, and allow a great deal of natural light to filter in during the daylight hours. Roof sections will be replaced on an ongoing basis, and passengers will see the introduction of natural light arrive before their eyes, re-defining the sense of arrival as known today.
RJC’s role involves our team working closely with several trades and suppliers to ensure a coordinated effort and ongoing construction with minimal disruptions. Members of RJC’s Structural Glass and Facade group were also responsible for the detail glass engineering and production of shop drawings for the glass components of the Atrium.
65.4 million passengers currently use the station every year and ridership to downtown Toronto is expected to double in the next decade. A renewed ridership experience arrives in 2014.