Comforts and Conveniences
With its prime location in the heart of Toronto, UP Express Union Station offers you a special selection of retailers that will give you a glimpse of what our city has to offer. Come down and visit, and check out all the great surprises we have in store for you.
UP Express Union Station is the flagship of the UP service. Situated beside the Skywalk, the station is located between one of the busiest rail corridors and commuter stations in Ontario. At over 1,672 square metres (18,000 square feet), it offers postcard views of the city and amenities that are designed to make travel easier—like flight info screens, multi-currency ATMs, unique retail opportunities and a lounge.
Come down and visit, and check out all the great surprises we have in store for you.
Balzac’s Coffee Roasters
In need of the perfect cup of coffee before or after your travels? Visit Balzac’s Coffee Roasters and you’ll be delighted by the delicious assortment of various blends on hand. The recipe for success at Balzac’s Coffee Roasters stems from its reliance on four critical elements: the artisanal, the sustainable, the local and the natural.
It’s an authentic and conscientious approach that has resonated with consumers since the company opened its first location in Stratford in 1996. Balzac’s in Union Station is the company’s 10th location, and it offers fresh roasted coffee, pastries and light lunch options sourced from some of Toronto’s finest establishments.
Hours of Operation
Mon to Fri: 06:30 - 20:00
Sat to Sun: 07:00 - 20:00
UP Express Union Station is conveniently located right in the heart of downtown Toronto. There are plenty of hotels near Toronto Union Station, so if you’re arriving from Pearson Airport, it’s easy to take UP Express to Union and then walk to your hotel. There are also popular attractions and great restaurants near Union Station, so you won’t need to travel far to find lots of exciting things to do and see.
Restaurants, Cafes & Bars Near Union Station
There are lots of restaurants near Union Station, so you don’t need to go far for food. In fact, you don’t need to leave the station at all! The concourse level of Union Station has everything you need for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a quick snack and coffee. There’s a wide range of cuisines and flavours so you’re sure to find something to suit your taste.
The Food Court in the York Concourse and the Foodie Aisle are great places to grab a quick bite to eat.
If you’re more in the mood for a sit-down restaurant, you’ll find delicious options in the York Street Promenade.
Coffee Shops Near Union Station
If you’re looking for cafes near Union Station, you don’t need to look far! There are great options for coffee right inside Union Station.
For a quick beverage, you’ll find Starbucks in the York Concourse and Pilot Coffee Roasters in the Front St. Promenade. There are also Tim Hortons locations in the Bay Concourse and the Food Court. These coffee shops are all great options when you’re on the go.
If you prefer to sit and relax while you enjoy your java, Balzac’s is the perfect choice — and it’s conveniently located right in UP Express Union Station. There are also Balzac’s cafes in the Distillery District and across from St. Lawrence Market, if you need a coffee while visiting those landmarks.
When you’re done eating or having your coffee, you can do a little shopping near Union Station without even stepping outside. The PATH is the world’s largest underground shopping area and it connects Union Station to Toronto attractions, hotels, restaurants, and shopping locations. You can walk the PATH all the way to the Toronto Eaton Centre for even more of the best shopping in Toronto.
Attractions & Parks Near Union Station
There are a lot of Toronto attractions near Union Station. From museums to sports venues to great areas to explore, you won’t run out of fun things to do near Union Station.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
With over 20,000 marine animals from around the world and interactive exhibits, this popular family attraction near Union Station is way more than just an aquarium! Kids will love visiting Ripley’s Aquarium and exploring the trains in Roundhouse Park across the street. Kids 12 and under ride free on UP!
It’s the iconic building in the Toronto skyline and it’s just a short walk from Union Station. If you’re travelling through Pearson Airport and have a up to 7 hours between flights, UP Express long layover return ticket can provide you fast and direct ride from Pearson Airport to Union Station so you can explore some of the major attractions in the downtown core. Take advantage of admissions discount to the CN Tower and the Hockey Hall of Fame that comes with your UP Express long layover return ticket.
Your local friends can enjoy savings too with PRESTO Perks! Save 15% off CN Tower General Admission Timed Tickets or 20% off Admission at the Hockey Hall of Fame when you show your PRESTO card. For more savings on attractions with a PRESTO card visit prestocard.ca/perks.
If you’re visiting Toronto during baseball season, try to catch a Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre. The Rogers Centre is also a Toronto concert venue, so you might be coming into downtown Toronto for a show. The SkyWalk’s 160 meter enclosed walkway makes it easy to get to Rogers Centre from Union Station!
See a concert or watch a Raptors basketball game or a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game at this venue that is literally steps from Union Station. You don’t even need to go outside. Just follow the signs straight into Scotiabank Arena.
The Toronto Waterfront has public beaches, boat rentals, bike paths and more. It’s a great place to escape the busy downtown core and just relax and enjoy the breeze from the lake. You can walk or take the streetcar from Union Station.
Toronto Centre Island
Toronto Centre Island is an oasis that’s just a short ferry ride away from downtown Toronto. Bring a picnic, enjoy the beach, or take the kids to Centreville Amusement Park.
St. Lawrence Market
The St. Lawrence Market is another fantastic place for food near Union Station, or just a fun place to wander and browse. You’ll find plenty of farm fresh produce and artisanal goods.
From Union Station, take the TTC to visit the Distillery District and explore the unique shops, studios and galleries. You’ll love walking the stone pathways and enjoying the amazing restaurants and cafes in this picturesque area.
Hotels Near Union Station
Choosing one of the hotels near Toronto Union Station is a great decision because it puts you at the heart of the action with top attractions, entertainment venues, restaurants and bars all within easy walking distance. And, just a 25-minute ride on UP Express to Pearson Airport!
Fairmont Royal York
When you’re looking for hotels near Toronto Union Station, you can’t get closer than the Fairmont Royal York — it’s right across the street! When you stay at this historic luxury hotel, you’re just steps from all the great things to do near Union Station.
The Fairmont Royal York is directly across from Union Station at 100 Front St W. You can walk outside or enter the hotel via the PATH.
The Ritz-Carlton offers luxury accommodations that are just a few minutes walk from the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and Rogers Centre.
The Ritz-Carlton is located at 181 Wellington St W. From Union Station, walk north up University Ave and turn left onto Wellington St W.
Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel
Located right in the Rogers Centre, the Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel puts you as close as you can get for that Toronto Blue Jays game or stadium concert event. You’ll also be steps away from the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and Roundhouse Park.
From Union Station, walk west on Front St W and turn left down Blue Jays Way. You can’t miss it!
Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto
Located just a few minutes walk from UP Express Union Station, Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto offers views of the waterfront and pet-friendly rooms. You’re well positioned to explore all the attractions near Union Station.
From UP Express Union Station, use the SkyWalk and follow the PATH signs to get to the hotel.