Press release

March 27, 2021

We are aware of an act of vandalism, which Peel Regional Police is investigating as a hate crime, to the Muslim prayer area at our Terminal 3 Aviation Interfaith Ministry. Everyone at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority strongly condemns any acts that attempt to erode freedom of belief and expression. 

Toronto Pearson is a place that connects Canada to the world and brings the world to our country’s doorstep—a physical space that represents the diverse beliefs, opinions and perspectives that make Canada a great nation. 

Toronto Pearson is collaborating closely with Peel Regional Police in the investigation of this deplorable crime, and updates will be given as they become available. To everyone travelling for essential purposes and arriving at Toronto Pearson today, but especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters, we ask that you do not let the acts of a few overshadow the values that Canadians hold dear. 

You are respected and your beliefs make us collectively better.