Gateway to the Future
Toronto Pearson International Airport is one of the world’s premier hub airports, connecting people and goods from all over the world. Toronto Pearson provides daily service to over 67 per cent of the world’s economies and in Ontario, generates 332,000 jobs and accounts for 6.4 per cent of Ontario’s GDP.
This region generates more than 4.5 million trips a day, and nearly twice as many West GTHA commuters travel across the “northern arc” of the city that encompasses the airport.
There is increased support for a new transit hub to be built in the area to facilitate increased commuter traffic in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). This region generates more than 4.5 million trips a day, and nearly twice as many West GTHA commuters travel across the “northern arc” of the city that encompasses the airport. Earlier this year, mayors from Brampton, Kitchener, Toronto and Mississauga and Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca attended an event hosted by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), for a proposed regional transit centre to be located at Toronto Pearson.
The proposed hub would be located between three municipalities, four major highways and as such, has a unique ability to connect with the surrounding region’s planned and existing transit lines, the Toronto-Kitchener technology corridor and local universities and colleges.
BUSINESS CLASS LUXURY
Air Canada opened a new Signature Lounge at the airport in December 2017, exclusively for international business passengers. Hoping to attract well-heeled travellers who prefer direct flights to Europe, the lounge will be able to hold up to 160 customers. The lounge will serve buffet as well as full-course meals designed by Vancouver chef David Hawksworth, and features a gorgeous Italian marble bar with Canadian wood accents.
Make an Art Connection
Walking through the airport can be a cultural experience—especially when you take in its expansive art collection. Artists from around the world were asked to capture the essence of flight when they were creating the permanent pieces installed at various locations in Terminals 1 and 2. From the Tilted Spheres by Richard Serra to the Goddess of the Space-Rockette, see how many other pieces you can identify on your way to your next flight. In addition to the permanent collection, changing exhibits feature works by cultural institutions, art groups, collections and organizations. Current exhibits include “Space and Popular Culture,” “Victory Women” and “Dinosaurs.”