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Effective April 15, 2015, the amount of terminal curbside Smoking Zones is being reduced.
Toronto Pearson is a growing global hub airport. With ever increasing amounts of travellers using our terminal facilities, we expect the terminal curbs to become increasingly busier with businesses and passenger traffic.
We’re reducing the amount of terminal curbside Smoking Zones to enhance the overall airport experience, accommodate future growth, and provide a safer, healthier, and cleaner environment for everyone on the curb.
Smoking Zones will still be found on every level of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3, identifiable by ashtrays, seating, and visible signage. The new and remaining Smoking Zones are employee friendly and located in areas that have minimal impact on traffic or passenger flow, safety, and experience.
When planning your day or your break, please remember to build in extra time to use a designated Smoking Zone. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation as these changes are made.
Departures Level – Column 1 and Column 23
Arrivals Level – Column A1 and Column E1* *Please note, E1 will be reduced in size to accommodate passenger and groundside needs.
Ground Level – Column P1, Column Q3, and Column S1* *Please note, S1 is a new location identified with minimal interference with hotel shuttles
Departures Level – Between Columns 7 & 8 and Column 25
Arrivals Level – Column 11 and Column 21
*Additionally the Terminal 3 East Gravel Lot can be used for employee smoking and will be outfitted with seating for employees on break.
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The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is enhancing Non-Passenger Screening capacity across Canada to ensure the air transportation industry remains secure, competitive and in line with international standards.
What’s new?On November 28, 2014, Toronto Pearson is implementing the first phase of Non-Passenger Vehicle Screening (NPSv) as you enter the airfield from the perimeter.
Vehicles and people will be screened separately. This means that if your vehicle is screened, you will park and exit the vehicle. CATSA screening officers will then examine your vehicle; occupants and their belongings will go through a screening process similar to the NPS process in the terminals.
How will NPS and NPSv affect YOU?Non-Passenger Screening (NPS) and Non-Passenger Vehicle Screening (NPSv) are regulations of Transport Canada and are the law. Anyone who refuses to comply with NPS and NPSv will be asked to surrender their RAIC, meaning they cannot enter or remain within restricted/sterile areas.
Screening officers will check your RAIC and screen you and your possessions according to the prohibited items list. Tools and materials of the trade are evaluated by screening officers as appropriate to your work order. Liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) are subject to screening, but are permitted in volumes reasonable for the day.
At Toronto Pearson, our priority is safe travel. When you comply with NPS regulations, you help keep your airport coworkers and passengers safe.
For more information on NPS and NPSv, speak with your employer or contact CATSA.Online: www.catsa.gc.ca/non-passenger-screening Phone: CATSA at 1-888-294-2202.
Starting April 28, 2014, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will begin enforcing regulations relating to Customs Controlled Areas (CCA) within Toronto Pearson.
A Customs Controlled Area (CCA) is a designated area where there is a likelihood that airport employees and departing domestic travellers come into contact with international travellers or goods that have not yet been cleared by the Canada Border Services Agency.
Airport employees in a CCA may be questioned, searched or examined while within or when exiting a CCA. CCAs will have little impact on employees who access these areas for valid purposes.
For more information on CCAs, read the pamphlet and questions and answers, speak with your employer or contact the CBSA:Online: www.cbsa.gc.ca Phone: 1-800-461-99991-866-335-3237 (TTY)
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