YYZ Layover Ideas | iFlyer Forum

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I have a flight from LGW to Calgary with a 6 hr layover in Toronto. Will I be able to meet a few people at the airport for a little while and do I need to take my luggage with me or will it be sent on the next flight directly?
What airlines are you flying? If both flights are on Westjet then you will have to claim your bags to take them through Canadian customs but then can immediately re-check them at the re-check desk, then you can meet your friends. You have to head back to security a little more than an hour before your flight to Calgary.
I will be flying from calgary to Dublin Ireland with layover in Toronto. Is 1 hr and 35 min sufficient for the transfer? Also, do I go through Ireland immigration at Toronto or at Dublin?
You go through Ireland immigration and Customs in Dublin. All you have to do in Toronto is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.
I will be flying international from Tel Aviv to Toronto. My flight lands at 4:25 pm and my connection is at the same terminal at 5:50 headed for Chicago USA. Will this be enough time to clear us customs and make it to my connection?
Are both flights on the same reservation? What airlines are you flying?
Yes it's air Canada! Itinerary says terminal 1 for landing and connection
Then yes, that is enough time. you will proceed directly to US Immigration and Customs Preclearance upon arrival in Toronto.
I have a fligjt from Ottawa to Toronto and then a connecting flight from Toronto to Frankfurt, and layover is 1hrs. Is that sufficient for me to change the gate at terminal 1.
Yes, that is enough time.
Thanks ZAP,
Can you tell me how much minimum time required to catch the flight at Toronto airport termina 1, if I am coming from Ottawa to connecting flight to Frankfurt. If I just have to change the gate.

Please tell me.
Thanks In Advanced.
30 minutes is doable but leaves no margin for error. An hour is more comfortable.
Family traveling with three kids 10,8, and 6 from Raleigh Durham to Tokyo Japan with a 6 hour layover in Toronto. Is this enough time to leave the airport and go to the CN Tower or hockey Hall of Fame. Thanks
No, that is not realistically enough time to do that. YYZ is not close to downtown.
My friend has a layover at YYZ, he is coming from the US on route to Vancouver. We'd like to meet for a drink since I live in TO. Is there a convenient location in the airport for us to meet?
Im flying from LAX to London, Ontario with a layover in Toronto, will i have to claim my bags in Toronto?
Most passengers coming from the US do not have to, but confirm that with Border Canada upon arrival.
I am flying from Halifax to Lima via Toronto, all with Air Canada. I have a 2h20m layover. Is this enough time?
On the way home, I only have 1h30m layover in Toronto before flying back to Halifax. Was I crazy to book these flights!?
Yes, that is definitely enough time on the way to Lima as all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. On the way back it's a bit tougher but you should still have plenty of time and Air Canada has lots of flights from Toronto to Halifax should you miss your connection.
Arriving in Toronto from Winnipeg. 1.24 hours layover. connecting flight to London, England. do you think its sufficient layover time? do I need to change terminal in Toronto? Do I need to collect my luggage and give it back again at international terminal
Yes, that is enough time. Toronto does not have an "International Terminal". If both flights are on the same airline you just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Toronto.
A friend is coming in from Schipol Netherlands with a 6 hour layover in Toronto. Does she have to claim baggage or will it go straight through?