|industrial deco - rivets and steel plate|
So we grabbed the GO train at Oshawa and felt awfully sophisticated zooming above the hoard labouring along 401 (that artery we'd just left, and would have to face again at day's end.)
|Teamway - so called because of the teams of horses|
which travelled this route hauling ships' cargo to the city
A wander around Union Station and a reccy of the new Metrolinx Union Pearson Express station satisfied my train nut friend's appetite for rail.
|deco delight - needing attention|
An eclectic mix of old and new architecture - and stories about everything, supplied by that 30 year resident of the city.
Plans to do it again? Oh yes.
|I've always loved the GO transit logo|
UP Express station
a successful design fusion - great space
|the evolution of signage|
|coffee from the Drake kiosk while you wait?|
This Globe and Mail article from May 28 describes the vision and intent of the UP Express. No more ticking taxi meters in traffic jams on the 401, but an efficient and sophisticated swoop into downtown from your international business flight. Snazzy.
Plans to write more about my day in the city?
But for now I'll leave you standing at the station.