• Changing Exhibits

    What better place than Toronto Pearson – where people of all cultures and backgrounds come together – to showcase exhibits of art, design, history, science, popular culture and national history. Our ever-changing exhibits feature works by cultural institutions, organizations, collectors, art groups and even the GTAA.

    Explore our Current Exhibits


    The Victory Women exhibit 

    Now open at Toronto Pearson, The Victory Women exhibit recognizes the women who worked at Victory Aircraft Ltd. during World War II. During WWII, Toronto Pearson, which was then the Malton Airport, was home to the Victory Aircraft Ltd plant. With most men enlisted overseas, labour shortages on the home front opened new doors for employment to women. Approximately one quarter of the Victory Aircraft Ltd. staff were women. This particular plant was responsible for building 430 Lancaster Mk. X's, eventually reaching an impressive level of production of one plane per day.

    These are just some of the many Canadian women who worked in factories producing supplies needed by the Canadian Armed Forces. These women were known as the “Bomb Girls.” This exhibit displays the history of the Lancaster Bombers built here in Malton and the role women played in that piece of our history.

    Location:Terminal 1, International Arrivals

    The Victory Women exhibit



    Dinosaurs in Terminal 1 

    Travel back to a time when pterodactyls ruled the skies instead of airplanes. Our prehistoric installation, "A Scene from the Late Jurassic", features two incredible dinosaurs courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), and is sure to thrill guests of all ages. Drop by Terminal 1 to see a large Allosaurus bearing down on an Othnielia that has fallen to the ground. Amazing!

    Location:Terminal 1, International Arrivals

    A Scene from the Late Jurassic - courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)



    Space and Popular Culture  

    Debuting at Toronto Pearson airport this new exhibit displays a historic collection of toys, figurines and books demonstrating how the exploration of space has affected popular culture and vice versa. These samples taken from a larger collection relate the story of rocketry and space exploration since the earliest known reference to rockets for space flight (William Leitch 1860) until the present day. This collection features original memorabilia from childhood favorites like Star Trek, Apollo 13 and other motion pictures. This display has been assembled by Robert Godwin Space Curator of the Toronto International Aerospace Museum.

    Location: Malton Airport Gallery, Terminal 1, above Canada Arrivals.




    Terminal 3, Connector Tunnel 

    This exhibit was a photography contest that features photographic work by Canadian artists representing different aspects of the Canadian identity. The following six artists were selected:

    • Canadians Embrace Winter - Tobi Asmoucha, Toronto - "Natural Ice Rinks"
    • Canada's Western Port - Greg Girard, Vancouver - "Working Waterfront"
    • Canadian Animals Cross the Threshold - Maureen O’Connor, Toronto - "Threshold"
    • Canada's Geographic Story - Gaye Jackson, Toronto - "Rock Series"
    • Canadians and the Land - Aislinn Leggett, Montreal - "Enter the Great Wide Open"
    • Canada's Small Towns - Jason Brown, Toronto - "You Seem to be Where I Belong"


    Location: Terminal 3, Connector Tunnel.




    Business Lounge: Drawing from the Land 

    Through their work, Metis artist Christi Belcourt and Inuit artist Ningeokuluk Teevee create a bridge between the traditions of their communities and contemporary life. Both women were born in the 1960s, so their ages connect them more to life in cities and towns than traditional Aboriginal life on the land. Yet both women have made a choice to learn about the stories and knowledge passed down through the generations, and to use these as inspiration for their art.
    Both artists reinterpret and adapt traditional knowledge and a relationship with the land in a way that celebrates the past and connects it to contemporary life.

    Location: Terminal 3, Domestic Departures.