Image shows an entrance to the new route.

Construction walls come down – New access route from Toronto’s Union Station now open (Video walkthrough)

Months after the opening of a glass-covered moat and underground tunnel running below Front Street, another route is now available – which will help thousands of customers better access the TTC.

This way folks.

Two people walk along the new entrance.
Below the Great Hall, a new underground path for transit users is now open. (Nitish Bissonauth photo)

More construction barriers are gone and connecting to transit just got easier inside Toronto’s Union Station.

Transit users can now use a second underground path, below the hub’s Great Hall, to get in and out of Union Station.

The new pathway, which opened on Dec. 23, is just the beginning of the new Bay Concourse, and will make connecting to the TTC easier.

One end is located in the Lower Great Hall, next to Dresden Vision – the level right below the VIA Rail Canada ticket booths.

The other end comes out in front of Union Station, on Front Street.

“The City of Toronto is excited to see this milestone arrive at Union Station,” said Brad Ross, chief communications officer for the City of Toronto.

“Modernizing a historical facility like Union, while keeping it open to the public throughout, takes time and the commitment of many.

Image shows stairs down into the new route.
A new lower level route is now open at Union Station, making getting to the TTC easier. (Chris Drew photo)

Ross said opening up more space makes commutes more comfortable for the public, including GO Transit and UP Express customers.

He added, the new path is also sign they are making great progress at the station, and more new space will open in 2020.

WATCH: A quick video overview of how to get around with the new TTC access route.

The new access includes a set of stairs and is still currently being worked on to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. Early in the new year, the escalators and elevators will open, making the route fully accessible.

Customers walk along the new route.
The new pathway is bright and spacious, making it more easier and comfortable to get to and from the TTC Station (Chris Drew photo)
A skylight is over the new route.
Brightly lit – A skylight opens the new route to natural light. (Chris Drew photo).

New signage has also been posted in high-traffic areas advising that a new route is open, and to encourage those with accessibility requirements to continue to use the route through the moat/tunnel between Union Station and the TTC, until the escalators and elevators are operational.

Story by Nitish Bissonauth, Metrolinx bilingual spokesperson, media relations and issues specialist.