Demolition firm Greenspoon Bros imploded the old station tower block building at London, Ontario, on February 4. Two days earlier, VIA Rail Canada had unveiled its final plans for a new station, which is due to open in time for the Canada Summer Games.

The passenger operator is investing C$6·4m in refurbishing the station, which is VIA’s fourth busiest with 363000 passengers last year, and in local infrastructure upgrades. Mayor Anne DeCicco called the new station ’another important step in our ongoing revitalisation of downtown London.’