Larry Towell CANADA. Toronto. 2013. Union Station. Commuter in the historical Great Hall walks by “Red Caps” (baggage handlers) stand, a service soon to be cancelled. Grease stains on wall where “Red (...)

Union Station, the testimony of Toronto’s urban growth, is used by more than a quarter million commuters daily. Canadian photographer Larry Towell went behind the scenes to document the transformation of the city’s vintage station. In 2013, he embarked on a two-year project to capture the significant renovation and extension of this historic site and their effects on commuters daily life. Capturing the multi-faceted character of the public place, his black-and-white and colour photographs celebrate an important shift in Toronto’s history.

Larry Towell Workers. Underground construction site (Dig Down) bracing earth. Union Station, Toronto. Canada. 2013. © Larry Towell | Magnum Photos
Larry Towell Underground construction at Union Station. Toronto, Canada. 2013 © Larry Towell | Magnum Photos

Exhibition Dates: September 9 – October 14, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 2-5pm

The Stephen Bulger Gallery
1356 Dundas Street
West Toronto