Toronto Pearson International Airport YYZ is the Canada's primary airport, serving its Province of Ontario, including the greater metropolitan area of Toronto - home to more than a quarter of Canada's total population. The Airport is also a major transfer hub to destinations on all continents. It is ideally situated between the east and west part of Canada, and is close to the northern border of the U.S.
YYZ - managed by GTAA - was awarded the IATA Eagle Award as Most Improved Airport for ‘outstanding performance in airline satisfaction, cost efficiency and continuous improvement’.
Currently Pierson Airport is working towards becoming an international hub (with Billy Bishop downtown airport handling short-haul flights, and Buffalo's Airport using low-cost carriers).
YYZ Airport is located in Mississauga, 27 kilometers northwest of downtown Toronto, and is accessible from Gardiner Expressway 427.
With five long runways and annually over 32M passengers passing through its gates, Toronto Pearson International Airport is hub to Air Canada & Air Canada Jazz, Air Transat, CanJet, Sunwing, WestJet airlines and the Star Alliance, and is served by numerous scheduled and charter airlines offering nonstop flights to Canadian, U.S., and transatlantic destinations, with connections around the globe.
Peak travel time at the Airport is 3pm-7pm, while transpacific flights from East Asia peak late nights and transatlantic flights from Europe peak late afternoon.
IMPORTANT NOTICES: YYZ offers U.S. Customs Clearance.
- US bound passengers (US & Canadian passport holders, and those of Visa-waiver countries) may now use one of the multi-language self-service APC kiosks (instead of the old customs declaration form) for expedited entry process by following on-screen instruction; after completion, collect receipt & proceed to a USCBP officer completing the process. Persons living at the same address may use the same kiosk.
- Arriving visa-exempt foreign nationals (except US citizens and travelers with a valid visa) need an Elecronic Travel Authorization (eTA). For more information visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp?utm_source=partner-eng&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=eta
- China granted Canada approved destination status, enabling citizens of China to more easily obtain tourist visas, thereby significantly improving Canada’s tourist business
- Dedicated CATSA security screening lines are now available for transborder flights at Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto Pearson, and Montreal airports. Eligible 'Trusted Travelers' - including: members of NEXUS & Global Entry programs; Canadian and US military, and aircrew in uniform with valid ID - may use these lines. Self-serve NEXUS kiosks clear customs and immigration faster.
- CONTACTS: For U.S. Customs & Border Protection call 905-676-2606; for US Citizenship & Immigration Services call 1-800-375-5283; for Canada Border Services CBSA call 905-803-5195 or 5366.
- Airline Moves: All Virgin Atlantic and easyJet flights now depart from the North Terminal, while British Airways now uses the South Terminal. This completes the Airport's airline moves.
- Terminal 1 now offer up to 50 automated baggage drops, while Terminal 3 will add an additional 3units to its current 22 later.
- The Sheraton Gateway Hotel' (tel. 905-672-7000 or 1-800-325-3535) has direct access to all terminals and airline check-in kiosks inside their lobby and is served by the people mover LINK train. It offers complimentary parking and luggage storage.
- The new ' ALT Hotel Toronto Pearson' with 13 levels and located adjacent to Terminals 1 & 3 (and at last stop of the airport's LINK train) is open for booking
Toronto Pearson International has two new terminals – T1 & T3.
Future Airport developmets: While the 'Smart Track' plan added in early 2016 an extension of the Crosstown West (Eglinton Crosstown LRT) to Toronto Pearson's employment area - this in turn set the stage for integrated regional ground mobility and a multi-modal transport hub at Pearson Airport - facilitating regional connnections.
Regarding Priority Transit Lines: GTAA is working with Mayor, Council, & City staff regarding the development of an integrated airport connection for the proposed Eglinton Crosstown West LRT line from Renforth Gateway to Toronto Pierson.