Toronto Pearson Airport Reviews


Toronto Pearson Airport Reviews

Toronto Pearson International Airport (also known as Lester B. Pearson International Airport or simply Pearson Airport or Toronto Pearson) (IATA: YYZ, ICAO: CYYZ) is an international airport serving Toronto, Ontario, Canada, its metropolitan area, and the Golden Horseshoe, an urban agglomeration that is home to 8.7 million people. The airport is located 22.5 km (14.0 mi) northwest of downtown Toronto, in the adjacent city of Mississauga.The airport is named in honour of Lester B. Pearson, the 14th Prime Minister of Canada.

Pearson is the largest and busiest airport in Canada. In 2012, it handled 34,912,456 passengers and 435,592 aircraft movements. It is currently the world’s 35th-busiest airport by total passenger traffic, 23rd-busiest airport by international passenger traffic, and 18th-busiest airport by aircraft movements. In 2006, the airport was selected as the best global airport by the UK-based Institute of Transport Management.

The airport is the largest hub for Air Canada, which makes it a major Star Alliance hub airport. It is also a hub for passenger airlines WestJet, as well as cargo airline FedEx Express. The airport is also an operating base for Air Transat, CanJet and Sunwing Airlines. The airport is operated by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) as part of Transport Canada’s National Airports System and is one of eight Canadian airports with facilities for United States border preclearance. Toronto Pearson directly generates 106,000 full-time jobs, with an additional 80,000 people employed indirectly in the community.

An extensive network of nonstop domestic flights is operated from Toronto Pearson by several airlines to all major and many secondary cities across all provinces of Canada. There are over 75 airlines that operate at Toronto Pearson to connect the airport to over 155 international destinations worldwide. Pearson is one of only two airports in North America, the other being John F. Kennedy International Airport, with scheduled direct flights to all six inhabited continents in the world.


Art and Exhibits – Terminal 1 currently offers large scultures (airside), a changing art display (landside) and a dinosaur display (landside). Terminal 3 has a film exhibition created by the Toronto International Film Festival.
ATMs / Cash Machines – Yes. Available throughout both terminals (landside and airside)
Car Rentals – Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Thrifty. Locations: Terminals 1 and 3, Levels 1, adjacent parking garages. There are also off-airport car rentals. Take the LINK train to the Viscount Station where there will be shuttle buses and vans available.
Children Play Areas – Your little rugrats will be entertained here with a few small play areas available airside.
Terminal 1 (Level 2) – You’ll find them at gates 105, 124 139, 145
Terminal 3 (Level 2 ) – this play area seems to be an after thought. It is located at the far end of the terminal at C35. Any further away and it would be on the tarmac.
Currency Exchange – ICE and Travelex have kiosks available on the Arrivals and Departures levels of Terminals 1 and 3 (landside).
Food / Restaurants – Tim Hortons is open 24-hours in both terminals before security.
>>Terminal 1: Tim Hortons
>>Terminal 3: Tim Hortons • Subway
Information Desk – Locations: available on the Arrivals Level. Hours: unknown
Luggage Storage / Lockers – Terminal 1 (Level 3) – hidden at the far end of the terminal behind the A section ticket counters.
Terminal 3 (Level 2) – located at the center of the airport in the Canada ticket counter. It is hidden behind the ticket counters before entering security.
Rates are per day, according to size $4 (small), $6 (medium), $8 (large), $10 (extra large). Open 05:00-01:00
Quiet Lounge – There is wonderful oasis of armrest free seating that is open to everyone in Terminal 1. If you are waiting around the airport, either for a flight or a friend, and would like some quiet go to Lounge Q. There is also a play area for children and a TV with little kiddie chairs. Location: Departures Level, Landside, Aisle Q
Prayer Rooms – or the Aviation Interfaith Ministry as it is referred to at Pearson airport. Worship services are offered throughout the day. Rooms are located landside at Terminal 1 (Level 1) and Terminal 3 (Level 2).
Showers – Airside in the Plaza Lounge (Terminal 3 ). See also Sheraton Gateway.
Social Media Bragging Station – The airport has created an experimental “Hello World” area where you take photos and post on your favorite social media sites. Location: Terminal 3, International Departures, Gate C34
Internet – Free WiFi is available at the Toronto Airport. Connect to the “Toronto Pearson WIFI” network.

Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours

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