Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ)

Guide to International Airport YYZ

The Toronto Pearson International Airport YYZ is the busiest airport in all of Canada and the 30th busiest in the whole world! This comes as no surprise when the statistics roll in, with tens of millions of passengers flying to and from this airport yearly to over 183 destinations worldwide in 63 different countries. It is also the second largest employment zone in Canada.

The YYZ Airport has 5 main runways and averages around 1,250 departure flights every single day! The sheer amount of daily flights is made possible by the 75 airlines operating them at the YYZ Airport.

Airport photo

The Pearson International Airport has two main terminals – Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Transporting between the terminals is made possible thanks to the Terminal Link. The Terminal Link is a train service that works for both departures and arrivals. It works constantly and transports passengers to and from both terminals. The in-terminal shuttle service is also available and can be flagged down throughout the airport if you’re in a hurry or need assistance to get around. You can also find the in-terminal shuttle services at the multiple signs titled “wait here for mobility assistance”.

Interesting facts Toronto Pearson International Airport

Both terminals handle domestic and international flights, with Terminal 1 handling a larger number of flights due to the fact that it is larger in size. Terminal 1 was also more recently opened and is said to be the largest building in the world by floor space.

In both terminals, the ground level is for transportation services, pick-ups and access to the parking. Also for both terminals, the first level is for arrivals. Here, the arriving passengers can go through passport control and clear customs and head over to baggage claim. Furthermore, the second floor is dedicated to the departing passengers.

Gates A, B, and C can be found at Terminal 3 (46 gates in total), while gates D, E, and F can be found at Terminal 1 (58 gates in total). As for level 3, it is home for the international check-in services and boarding area in Terminal 1, and it is home for connecting flights in Terminal 3.

Toronto Airport inside


A host of shops and stores can be found all over the Pearson International Airport, and they range from an average 7-ELEVEN to Michael Kors and Bvlgari. Along with these, you can find stores like the iStore and The Body Shop.

When it comes to cafes and restaurants, you can find the everyday coffee shops like Tim Hortons and Starbucks, well-known fast-food brands like Wendy’s and Subway, and also, as expected, other international options like Thai Express, Bento Sushi, and Smoke’s Poutinerie, amongst others.

Pearson International include lounges

Other modes of entertainment and relaxation available at Pearson International include lounges. Some of the lounges available include:

  • The Plaza Premium Lounge (6 different locations, each with different amenities)
  • Air Canada Café
  • Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge (3 different locations)
  • Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Express
  • Air Canada Signature Suite
  • Air France/KLM Lounge
  • American Airlines Admirals Club
  • Additionally, for entertainment purposes, there are a number of art installations and sculptures to enjoy. Furthermore, at Terminal 3, the world-renowned
  • Toronto International Film Festival has a film exhibition on display.

Some of the amenities offered by the Pearson International Airport include the high-speed free Wi-Fi available throughout the airport to help you stay connected and entertained.

On the second level of terminal 1, you can find the Appletree Medical Center and the Skyhealth Express. These medical clinics are available for your services in cases of emergencies.

For those whose religious ceremonies are an important part of their day, they can feel safe and comfortable at the dedicated praying areas in both terminals. There are even weekly Mass services (amongst others) at the YYZ Airport.

Moreover, additional services include currency exchange offices, children’s playing areas, pharmacies, ATMs, mobile charging desks, pet relief zones, and much more!

Toronto, a vibrant and diverse city, offers a wide array of entertainment options for every visitor. From renowned global landmarks like the CN Tower to lively art galleries and museums, the city captivates with its cultural diversity. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy walks along the lakefront or visit numerous green parks. For those seeking active leisure, there are various sports events and games, as well as modern fitness centers.  The city’s nightlife is equally diverse, ranging from upscale restaurants to lively bars and clubs that feature live music and entertainment to suit every taste.

Toronto Pearson International Airport contact details






6301 Silver Dart Dr, Mississauga, ON L5P 1B2, Canada


+1 416-247-7678