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We have a flight from US to Victoria and will be arriving in Toronto. But we have a 6 hr layover before our flight to Victoria. We would like to meet some friends in the airport outside of security. Would we have to pick up our luggage and then recheck it again?
I believe Canada is no longer requiring passengers coming from the US to pick up their baggage when entering Canada.
Hi! Am travelling from St. john (NB) going to MAnila (MNL) via Air Canada. We are connecting flights in Toronto and change to Cathay Pacific. There is a 4hr lay over. Is it possible for me to meet my sister at the airport or passenger waiting area or we are not allowed? Thank you!
Yes, you can exit the secure area in Toronto to meet your sister. She cannot go through security to meet you.
We are flying from the US to Toronto and have an 8 hour layover before Dublin flight. We would like to explore Toronto for a few hours. Will that be a problem and suggestions for an afternoon in Toronto?
Thank you! Looking forward to visiting Toronto even for a short while. Will we need to move our checked bags or will they be transferred automatically? Thanks
I am travelling from YUL to Atlanta via YYZ. Immigration preclearance from Montreal or YYZ? If at YYZ do I have to collect my bags at YYZ? Beacause there is only 70 mins lay over in between flight at toronto
Preclearance will be in Toronto. You will have to claim your bags there. You should have enough time.
We have a 22:45 arrival into Toronto in April and don't leave until 7:55 on a conecting flight. By the time we claim baggae and clear customs it is hardly worth getting a room. Is there any suggestions or longes open through the night at Pearson?
Airline Lounges at Toronto Pearson Airport: Star Alliance, Skyteam and Oneworld member airlines maintain lounges inside the passenger terminals, which are accessible to their preferred customers and holders of certain elite cards; however there are also several 'pay-in' lounges, accessible by all passengers, regardless of status and airline. 1. Terminal 1 has 3 Maple Leaf Lounges accessible to certain Star Alliance customers and located in the following areas: (a) International level 3, Node F; (b) International / USA, level 4, Node F; and (c) Domestic. 2. Terminal 3 has (a) the American Airlines Admirals Club, British Airways' Galleries Club and Galleries First lounges Ã¢â‚¬â€œ all three accessible by certain OneWorld customers; (b) the KLM Crown Lounge, accessible by certain Skyteam customers, and (c) the Plaza Premium Lounge, a pay-in lounge accessible to all passengers.