• Summer Operations

    Planning your summer getaway? You’re not alone. Summer is Toronto Pearson’s busiest season for travel. This July and August, we are welcoming an average of 155,000 passengers per day.

    Whether you’re flying across the country or to another continent, learn how you can prepare for the best summer travel experience, with our tips below:


    Summer questions and answers

    Summer Travel FAQs

    Top 5 questions we get asked by passengers—answered!

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    About Baggage

    About Baggage

    Every day, more than 120,000 pieces of baggage travel through Toronto Pearson’s complex network of belts, ramps, weigh stations and other machinery that take your suitcase from check-in to plane and back.

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    Building Your Airport

    Hot Weather Work

    Summer in Toronto can be tricky. Sometimes we have warm sun and blue skies, other times it is hot, humid and muggy with a sky full of clouds. The one constant factor throughout hot summer weather is the consideration of safety for workers on the area of the airfield known as the ramp or apron.

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    Summer Storms

    Summer Storms

    It’s a fact of travel – bad weather, whether winter or summer, can affect the safety and regularity of flight operations and impact your journey. In a busy international airport like Toronto Pearson, with over 450,000 flights each year, summer weather can have a serious effect on the airport’s operations.

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    Summer Storms

    Infield Terminal Flights

    As Toronto Pearson’s passenger traffic continues to grow, we’re using our Infield Terminal (IFT) gates to provide a more comfortable departure and arrival experience for some airlines at peak times.

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    Summer Traffic

    Plan for Traffic

    Getting out the door and arriving at the airport on time can be a challenge, but not if you plan your commute in advance. There are different ways to get to Toronto Pearson, including more than five different public transit services, hired cars or taxis and your own personal vehicle.

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    Security Screening Tips

    Security Screening Tips

    To maintain a safe and secure aviation system in Canada, all passengers travelling through Toronto Pearson must first go through security screening, provided in Canada by CATSA – the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.

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    Customs Tips

    Customs Tips

    Every Toronto Pearson passenger entering Canada must see a Canada Border Services Agency officer. Passengers leaving Toronto Pearson for the United States will see a United States Customs and Border Protection officer before proceeding to the gate.

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    YYZ Live

    YYZ Live

    YYZ Live, a musical celebration featuring free, live performances by local musicians, returns to Terminals 1 and 3 from June to December 2018 for the enjoyment of both passengers and the public.

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