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

Stay in touch
Stay up to date every Thursday with Magnum photographers’ activities, new work, stories published on the Magnum website, and the latest offerings from our shop.
Be the first to know about recent Magnum Shop drops. From new books and limited editions, to special offers, you can find it all on the weekly Magnum Shop newsletter.
Get fortnightly tips and advice articles, find out about the latest workshops, free online events and on-demand courses.
Learn about online and offline exhibitions, photography fairs, gallery events, plus fine print news and activities, on a monthly basis.
Know when our quarterly 7-day square print sale is coming.
Monthly updates on the latest assignments, photographer projects and collaborations with brands.