Photographer's Note

Union Station and the CN Tower

I posted five photos from Toronto in the past two weeks and none of them featured the city’s most famous landmark: the CN Tower. Time to change that. Here’s a photo taken at the junction of Front Street and Bay Street. It shows Union Station in the foreground and the CN Tower and some of Toronto’s newest high-rise buildings behind it.

Front Street has existed since 1796, when it was an original street in the Town of York, Toronto’s predecessor and the second capital of the district of Upper Canada, and it used to run along the shores of Lake Ontario. Union Station is the busiest railway station in Canada and the second-busiest in North America (after New York Penn Station). The Beaux-Art style building was opened in 1927.

The CN Tower was completed in 1976 and was the world’s tallest free-standing structure until 2007 (553.3 metres). It is a communications and observation tower, built by the railway company Canadian National (hence CN). It was named one of the modern Wonders of the World in 1995.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec
F-Stop: f/5.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 430/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-08-12 17:32
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1159 kb

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