The free skating rink outside Union Station is back this year to enjoy throughout the Holiday season. Today, Mayor John Tory, along with Lawrence Zucker, President and CEO of Osmington and Betsey Chung, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer at TD Bank Group, launched Union Holiday – Presented by TD at Union Station.
As part of Union Holiday – Presented by TD, station visitors and patrons will be able to lace up at the free outdoor skating rink at the Front Street plaza from Monday, November 29 until Saturday, January 2. The rink will be open daily Sunday to Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors can enjoy 45-minute skating sessions by registering online . The rink will close early on December 24 at 5 p.m., and will be closed on December 25 and 26 for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
“Union Station has always been a key destination for thousands of commuters and visitors to Toronto every day. Over the years it has become a vibrant arts and culture hub with events and experiences for all to enjoy,” said Mayor John Tory.
“After a challenging year and a half, I am pleased to see the return of Union Holiday and the many other winter events that make our city so lively. I encourage residents to visit Union Station to experience the skating rink or the many food options right in the heart of our downtown,” added Toronto’s Mayor.
Union Holiday – Presented by TD will be operating safely with careful consideration to the guidelines provided by Toronto Public Health and the Government of Ontario. Masks are required inside the station and will be required for all patrons on the rink.
Everyone is invited to skate for free. Bauer Hockey has donated skates and helmets that will be available for use at no cost. All equipment will be sanitized after each guest’s use. Visitors can also check out the “Beyond the Rink” pop-up by Bauer inside the station, take skating lessons and enjoy free giveaways and special guest appearances throughout December.
While at Union Station, visitors can also shop for the most popular gifts of the season at one of the station’s many retailers, or experience the brand new Foodie Aisle under the Bay Concourse, featuring a selection of market-style food offerings from local chefs. Learn more about Union Station’s food and retail offerings .
To celebrate the return of Union Holiday – Presented by TD, and to help support vulnerable members of the community, Osmington (Union Station) Inc. and TD will donate up to $10,000 to United Way Greater Toronto through engagement on Union Station’s Instagram, @torontounion . Both Osmington (Union Station) Inc. and TD will donate $5 when visitors tag a friend in the comments, and $10 when they share the post as a story and tag a friend. Visitors are encouraged to use #TDUnionHoliday in their posts.
In 2009, Osmington (Union Station) Inc., a subsidiary of Osmington Inc., entered into a 75-year lease agreement with the City of Toronto to become the retail developer of Union Station. Union Station is one of Canada’s busiest transit hubs, serving over 300,000 visitors per day pre-pandemic.
“Union Station remains the gateway to Toronto, and we look forward to bringing holiday magic to those safely passing through the downtown core this season. Outdoor skating has always been an important part of the Canadian fabric, and we are excited to welcome all Torontonians back to the ice with a free outdoor rink in partnership with TD and Bauer.”– Lawrence Zucker, President and CEO of Osmington
Through its curation of retail and culinary tenants, cultural programming and partnership activations, Union Station strives to be one of the world’s most engaging civic experiences. More details about Union Holiday – Presented by TD are available on Union Station’s website . Visit Union Station on Twitter , Instagram , or on Facebook .
“TD is committed to connecting communities and building inclusive events that create exciting and engaging experiences for our customers and the communities in which we operate. We are delighted to once again be bringing Union Holiday’s festive skating rink safely back to the city, offering a free and uplifting experience for all,” said – Betsey Chung, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer, TD Bank Group.