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The Royal Opening


“New Union Station is Speedily Opened by Prince of Wales.” The Globe, August 8, 1927. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


“Prince Will Unlock New Union Station With Key Of Gold.” The Globe, August 3, 1927. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


“Toronto No Longer Risks Life and Limb Dodging the Trains.” The Globe, August 11, 1927. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


“Viaduct and New Station To Be Built In Three Years.” The Globe, June 27, 1913. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


48th Highlanders of Toronto


Batten, Jack. The Spirit of the Regiment: An Account of the 48th Highlanders from 1956 to 1991. Toronto: Publisher Unknown, 1991.


Nashville Tennessean and the Nashville American. “Col. W.C. MacDonald Killed By Train. 1917.” January 22, 1917.


“The 48th Highlanders Museum” 48th Highlanders of Canada. Accessed February 1, 2020.


“WWI Commemoration.” City of Toronto. Accessed February 1, 2020.


“48th Highlanders of Canada: An Infantry Regiment of Canada’s Primary Reserves.” The 48th Highlanders of Canada. Accessed February 3, 2020.



The RCAF War Painting


“Early Start Probable On Union Station Mural.” Globe and Mail, March 18, 1943. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


Filey, Mike. A Toronto Album 2: More Glimpses of the City That Was. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2002.


“Mural Tribute to R.C.A.F. Unveiled at Union Station.” Toronto Daily Star, March 21, 1944. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


“RCAF Prowess Inspires Union Station Mural.” Globe and Mail, March 21, 1944. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


“Says Teamwork Must Be Motif.” Globe and Mail, April 29, 1943. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


“Union Depot ‘Holding the Bag’ With Blank Wall, Spare Mural.” Toronto Daily Star, December 12, 1947. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


“20-Year-Old Woman’s Prize-Winning Mural Will Go in At Union Station.” Toronto Daily Star, March 9, 1944. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

The War Brides

“Cheers and Tears Mingle as War Brides Arrive.” Globe and Mail, March 7, 1946. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


“Food, Friendship, and Snow Interest British War Brides.” Globe and Mail, March 27, 1944. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


“Joyous Scenes Enacted as 30 War Brides Arrive.” Globe and Mail, January 17, 1946. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


“Station Reception Centre is Opened by Red Cross.” Globe and Mail, July 13, 1944. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


“Statistics.” Canadian War Brides. Accessed January 20, 2020.


“War Brides and Veterans Receive Rousing Welcome.” Globe and Mail, May 11, 1946. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


The Red Caps & Porters

Calliste, Agnes. "The Struggle for Employment Equity by Blacks on American and Canadian Railroads." Journal of Black Studies 25, no. 3 (1995): 297-317. Accessed January 23, 2020. DOI: 10.1177/002193479502500302.


Jacob, Selwyn, dir. The Road Taken. 1996. National Film Board of Canada.


Mathieu, Sarah-Jane. "North of the Colour Line: Sleeping Car Porters and the Battle Against Jim Crow on Canadian Rails, 1880-1920." Labour / Le Travail 47 (2001): 9-41. Accessed January 17, 2020. DOI: 10.2307/25149112.


“The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Other Black Unions in the Train Service.” In The Black Worker, Volume 6: The Era of Post-War Prosperity and the Great Depression, 1920-1936, edited by Philip S. Foner and Ronald L. Lewis, 189-310. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1981.


Yang, Jennifer. “Demeaned, overworked and all called George: How Black train porters transformed Canada.” Toronto Star, February 1, 2019.


The Battle for Union Station

Baker, Alden. “Sewell is Reported Planning Filibuster on Metro Centre.” Globe and Mail, December 13, 1971. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


Bébout, Richard. The Open Gate: Toronto Union Station. Toronto: Peter Martin Associates Limited, 1972.


Coleman, Thomas. “Union Station Hall Could be Retained, Planner Tells City.” Globe and Mail, November 30, 1971. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


Fraser, Graham. “Union Station Expansion Approved, Metro Centre Ends.” Globe and Mail, May 28, 1975. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


“Metro Centre: The Seven Lean Years.” Globe and Mail, September 26, 1974. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


Osbaldeston, Mark. Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City That Might Have Been. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2008.


Sewell, John. How We Changed Toronto: The Inside Story of Twelve Creative, Tumultuous Years in Civic Life, 1969-1980. Toronto: Lorimer, 2015.


White, Richard. Planning Toronto: The Planners, The Plans, Their Legacies, 1940-80. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2016.

Save Union Station

Barber, John. “The rising tide of scandal that’s swamping city hall.” Globe and Mail, February 6, 2003.


Barber, John. “Union Station Deal Offers Hard Lessons on Privatizing.” Globe and MailJanuary 18, 2006. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


Cowan, James. “Ethics Commissioner Will Investigate Union Station Contract Controversy.” National Post, February 7, 2003. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


Osbaldeston, Mark. Unbuilt Toronto 2: More of the City That Might Have Been. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2011.


Wanagas, Don. “Keeping the Lid on Scandal.” Last modified June 19, 2003.


Wanagas, Don. “Nightmare on Front St: MFP-like Cloud of Suspicion Hovers Over Union Station Project.” National Post, January 31, 2003. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

Eaton's Santa Claus Parade


“About.” The Santa Claus Parade.  Accessed October 27, 2019.


“Eaton's Santa Claus Parade.” Archives of Ontario. Accessed December 8, 2019.

“Eaton’s Santa Claus Parade.” CBC Digital Archives. Accessed November 5, 2019.


Penfold, Steve. A Mile of Make-Believe: A History of the Eaton’s Santa Claus Parade. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.


Penfold, Steve. “The Eaton’s Santa Claus Parade and the Making of a Metropolitan Spectacle, 1905–1982.” Histoire Sociale/Social 

History 44, no. 87 (2011): 1–28. Accessed April 1, 2020. DOI: 10.1353/his.2011.0004

Revitalization Project

Alcoba, Natalie. “‘Dig Down’ Looks to Expand Union Station; $640M Project First of its Kind in Canada.” National Post, June 14, 2011. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


Fenlon, Brodie. “Toronto Approves Union Station Makeover.” Globe and Mail, August 6, 2009. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


Hume, Christopher. “Be Careful What You Wish to be Demolished.” Toronto Star, April 27, 2013. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


Levy, Sue-Ann. “City Hall’s Project From Hell - Union Station Renovation.” Toronto Sun, February 21, 2018. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


Moore, Oliver. “Union Station Could Become Toronto’s Next Destination Spot.” Globe and Mail, January 5, 2016. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


“Sewer Work at Toronto’s Union Station, Plus Heavy Rains Led to Flood, City Says.” Canadian Press, June 6, 2012. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


Warmington, Joe. “Hotdog Vendors Steamed: Union Station Construction has Forced Couple from their Front St. Perch - Maybe for Good.” Toronto Sun, December 22, 2011. ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

General Resources

Boles, Derek. Toronto’s Railway Heritage. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2009.


Levine, Allan. Toronto: Biography of a City. Madeira Park: Douglas & McIntyre, 2013.


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