Toronto, Canada (CA)
The quickest way to get into Toronto is by UP Express train.
The Union Pearson Express (UP Express) opened in 2015 to take you downtown to Union Station in just 25 minutes, with trains leaving every 15 minutes, from 05:30-01:00. It stops at Bloor and Weston en route. It's not the cheapest option, but it's quick and comfortable.
Cost: CAD 12.00 one-way (discounts available for seniors, students, families and return trips, and with a Presto card)
Buying tickets: Online, on the train or at ticket vending machines or customer service desks in the stations
Location: Terminal 1
It's a pricy journey into Toronto by taxi, and the journey can take from 30-60 minutes.
Cost: Around CAD 55 (plus 10-20% tip)
Locations: Terminal 1, Doors C&D; Terminal 3, Domestic Arrivals, Door B; Terminal 3, International Arrivals, Door F
If you want to save some money, you can take the 192 Airport Rocket, run by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), which also runs the subway. It takes you to Kipling subway station downtown in 20-25 minutes, and runs roughly every 10 minutes Mon-Sat, 05:30-02:00 and Sun, 08:15-02:15.
Cost: USD 3 one-way
Buying tickets: Terminal 1, vending machines just inside the terminal from the bus stop; Terminal 3, Currency Exchange counter
Locations: Terminal 1, ground level, Column R4 and Terminal 3, Arrivals level, Column C12
Toronto Pearson International Airport lies around 25km north-west of downtown Toronto. It has two separate terminal buildings:
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Travelers Box machines are available 24 hrs/day.
Terminal 1, after security, International flights, level 2, near Gate E70
Terminal 1, after security, International flights, level 2, near Gate E77
Terminal 3, after security, International flights, Departures Level, near Gate B4
Terminal 3, after security, International flights, Departures Level, near Gate C30
Terminal 3, after security, International flights, Departures Level, near Gate C40
All passengers are invited to Torontos enhanced seating options with complimentary iPad use while waiting. No restaurant purchases are necessary.
Terminal 1, after security, International flights, level 2, gates area, near gate E73.
You can check in your winter coat when heading to warmer destinations for just CAD 2/day.
Samsonite, Terminal 1, after security
Travel Store, Terminal 3, after security
For a tasty and quick bite to eat as well as a good conscience go to Camden Food Co. Try their organic salads or other deli products with many ingredients being sourced from within 100 miles of the airport. In case you need to avoid gluten, this also is your place.
Terminal 1, after security (Canada), level 2, gates area, near Gate D31
Hours: 5:30 - 22:00 daily
Goodlife Fitness operates a 10,000 sq.ft workout area that contains state-of-the-art training equipment, stretching area, and free weights. The facility offers changerooms with showers, soap, conditioner, lotion, hair dryers.
Rate: Day passes are CAD 15 per person per day. They have a Reebok clothing and shoe bundle to rent for CAD 10.
Location: Terminal 1, before security, International flights, level 1, Arrivals, Area F
Hours: 4:00 - 23:30
Rustic Italian flavors with fresh-made pastas, pizzas, salads and tasty antipasti at this lively trattoria. Comfortable seating with iPads at every seat for use. Organic, vegan, Kosher, Halal, all-natural, no-sugar, gluten-free, heart healthy and other dietary options available.
Terminal 3, after security, Canadian departures area, near Gate B29
Hours: 4:00-last flight
There is a wonderful oasis of armrest-free seating that is open to everyone in Terminal 1. If you are waiting around the airport, either for a flight or a friend, and would like some quiet time, go to Lounge Q. This place is practically empty all the time, even when the hall outside is full of people. There is also a play area for children and a TV with little kiddie chairs.
Location: Departures Level, before security, Aisle Q
Tired of carrying your luggage around the airport? Toronto provides a great storage solution. Rates are per day, according to size: CAD 4 (small), CAD 6 (medium), CAD 8 (large), CAD 10 (extra large).
Opening hours: 05:00-01:00
Power outlets at Toronto airport are not always easy to spot. Some can be found:
Terminal 1, landside, level 1, next to 7/11 at Door B
Terminal 1, landside, level 1, in between Starbucks and Door D
Terminal 1, airside, level 1, opposite baggage carousel 10
Your little rugrats will be entertained here with a few small play areas available airside.
Terminal 1 (Level 2) - You'll find them at gates 105, 124 139, 145
Terminal 3 (Level 2 ) - This play area seems to be an after thought. It is located at the far end of the terminal at C35. Any further away and it would be on the tarmac, but the good news is that its never that busy
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The free 24-hour LINK Train is the easiest way to transfer between Terminals 1 and 3. Travel time is three minutes one way, and trains leave every four minutes at peak times (07:55-23:20), and eight minutes at off-peak times (23:30-3:30).
Location: Stops at Terminal 1 Parking Garage, Level 5; Terminal 3, Sheraton hotel pedestrian bridge; Viscount Station
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Terminal 1, landside, level 1
Next to 7/11 at Door B; In between Starbucks and Door D
Terminal 1, airside, level 1, opposite baggage carousel 10