Toronto Pearson (YYZ) Airport

Toronto Pearson YYZ Airport Overview

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 was awarded the IATA Eagle Award as Most Improved Airport for ‘outstanding performance in airline satisfaction, cost efficiency and continuous improvement’.  The Airport is managed by GTAA.

China has recently granted Canada approved destination status, enabling citizens of China to more easily obtain tourist visas, thereby significantly improving Canada’s tourist business.

YYZ Airport  is located in Mississauga, 27 kilometers northwest of downtown Toronto, and is accessible from Gardiner Expressway 427.

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.

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.

NOTE:  YYZ Airport offers US Customs clearance.
1. 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. 
2. Passengers heading to the United States may use YYZ's  U.S. preclearance facilities, saving time bypassing customs clearance in the US.
3. Toronto Pierson now has Autmated Passport Control (APC).
4. 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.
On-Airport hotels:
1. '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.
2. 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 bokking

Toronto Pearson International has two new terminals – T1 & T3.
Present & Future Airport Developments:   Under the 'Big Move' project, the Airport is getting its facilities ready for the 2015 Pan Am Games taking place at Toronto .
1. The ' Union Pearson Express'  will connect Union Station in Toronto with Terminal 1 at Pearson Airport (a trip of 25 mins, with 2 stops at Weston & Bloor-Dundas in between) - completion set for Spring 2015.  The new Station will provide power outlets for laptops, Wi-Fi access, multi-channel ticketing options;  baggage can be rolled on & off the train.
2. Metrolinx is expanding & transforming the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area (GTA) by adding 713 km of enhanced transit.

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