Milestone Moment at Union Station

On May 7th, the final piece of structural steel, erected with the tower crane, went up at Union Station. With traditional flair, Walters held a customary topping off ceremony, which included employees grilling up some celebratory steaks to commemorate a job well done.

Attaining this milestone was a culmination of many noteworthy achievements. For the past four years, all of the steel work was done safely and the project was incident-free and without disruption to operations. This was quite an achievement as the project construction took place during a “live” environment, with GO and VIA train arrival/departure platforms full of passengers. The atrium steel was erected entirely during overnight hours.

“We have come a long way since 2010 and this achievement is definitely a collaborative effort of which we should all be proud.” Tom Goodbody, Director, Union Station Rail Corridor Infrastructure shared. “The proactive customer first approach has paid dividends in the erection of the atrium and working together with our stakeholders.”

By keeping a ‘business as usual’ environment for the GO/VIA passengers throughout the night and in hot, cold or wet weather conditions, it’s a testament to good project coordination and great team collaboration. We are very proud to have been a part of this endeavor.

Check out some of the highlights from the Topping Off Ceremony below!

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