4th August 2011
© copyright photographs by Colin Duff

Frontage of the former Ottawa Union Station on  Wellingston Street on 4th August 2011

The capital of Canada does not have much of railway interest to see and the capital never was the hub of the nation's railway network. This elegant building, very centrally placed in the city, only a few minutes from Parliament, since 1966 has not been Ottawa Union Station as the railway was then banished to the suburbs. It was opened in 1912 by the Grand Trunk Railway. It is now a Government Conference Centre. There are aspirations to bring it back into railway use as the hub of a new light railway system, but not for Toronto - Ottawa - Montreal trains.

For an interesting anti-establishment rant on this topic, read NCC Watch!

Canada Index

Main Index