Toronto Airport Mini Guide
About Toronto Pearson Airport
Toronto Pearson International Airport is the main airport for the Greater Toronto region and is named after the late Nobel Prize winner and Canadian President Lester Bowles Pearson. Situated just over twenty kilometres from Downtown Toronto in the city of Mississauga
it is both the busiest and biggest airport in Canada and is ranked at number twenty in the world in terms of passenger traffic.
Getting to the Airport
When driving, the airport is easily accessible from both Highway 427 and Highway 409, the latter leading straight into the airport. The smaller Airport Road and the Dixon Road also lead directly to the airport. Toronto Pearson Airport is very well served by regular bus connections with several companies both public and privately run, providing regular, round the clock services. Taxis are readily available with designated pick up and drop off points at the airport and a variety of options to choose from including limousines.
Shopping at Toronto Pearson
Shopping is good at the airport. For the little things, pop into Streetcar, an excellent general store that covers all the basics from newspapers and phone cards to shampoo and souvenirs all essential items can be found there.
If chocolate’s your passion you will be delighted with a visit to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Located after security on level three in Terminal 1, this store is not just a shop but is really an experience for the senses. Watch as they make fresh fudge by hand and see golden caramel bubbling in a copper pot, the smells are amazing and sure to set your mouth watering.
Another treat for your senses is Lush Cosmetics, at Lush Canada they offer over three hundred ethically made organically sourced bath and beauty products, honestly some of their their fruity soap smells so good you’ll think about eating them. Indulge yourself and don’t feel guilty as all their products are 100% cruelty free.
Cutting edge technology and all the latest gizmos can be found at the airport's Boutique iStore, featuring products by Sony, Monster Beats and of course Apple amongst others. If it flashes, tweets or buzzes, chances are you’ll find it there. For last minute gifts and everything Toronto it’s got to be the Toronto Marketplace, this shop carries a wide selection of regional souvenirs and Canadian foods as well as Toronto and Canadian themed toys and fashion accessories.
Difficult to pronounce but easy to swallow is Yogen Fruz, a frozen desserts specialist providing delicious but nutritious snack alternatives, using only fresh fruit they even have a range of lactose free smoothies, perfect for a breakfast on the go. For fine dining in a casual atmosphere check out the Expedia Cafe. They have a good menu with an extensive collection of both appetizers and entrees that ranges from lobster bisque to meatloaf and Thai stir fry to Greek salad. Whatever you’re hankering for you’ll probably find it on the menu at the Expedia Cafe.
Toronto Airport (airport code YYZ), or Lester B. Pearson International Airport is the busiest airport in Canada and the 20th busiest airport worldwide. With more than 31.9 million passengers per year you should prebook car hire in Toronto Airport to make sure that you can get availability before starting your journey.
Our rental office is ideally located as 25% of the Canadian population lives around the airport. Toronto Airport is a hub for Air Canada and other Star Alliance planes as well as Fedex Express. Toronto Airport is a good entry point into North America as it has USA