Toronto’s $640M Union Station revamp focus of Engineering Innovations Forum
Engineers, students and the general public are invited to attend the annual Engineering Innovations Forum at the Ontario Science Centre on Mar. 6. The event is part of National Engineering Month and will feature a panel of speakers involved in the revitalization of Union Station, including Richard Coveduck from the City of Toronto, Peter Di Lullo from Metrolinx, Mario Nalli from the Toronto Transit Commission and Dr. Hassan Saffarini from NORR.
Seating is limited, so those interested in attending are encouraged to register online at www.eiforum.ca. Admission, parking and light refreshments are free for those who register.
Date: Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013
Time: Exhibits, 6:00-7:00 p.m. and 9:00-10:00 p.m.; Program, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto
Since acquiring Union Station in 2000, the City of Toronto continues to own, manage and improve the station. The revitalization has three objectives: to improve the quality and capacity of pedestrian movement in and around the station; to restore heritage elements; and to transform Union Station into a major destination for shopping, dining and visiting.
The revitalization is a $640-million initiative supported by investments of $164 million from the federal government, $172 million from the Ontario government, and $340 million from the city.
The Engineering Innovations Forum was initiated in 1990 under the name "Engineering Action Forum" and has been part of National Engineering Month ever since. The annual event is organized by volunteers from the Greater Toronto Area to raise awareness of the work engineers do, the ways they do it, and how it benefits society. The forum is sponsored by Professional Engineers Ontario, the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.