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2016 Travel Guide to Canada

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TRAVEL GUIDE TO CANADA C anada's busiest airport, Toronto Pearson International, now welcomes over 40,000,000 visitors annually with an ever- expanding array of helpful services and dining and shopping options. GETTING HERE North America's fi rst dedicated air-rail link, UP Express (Union Pearson)—a light rail service—runs every 15 minutes from Toronto Union Station downtown. The 25-minute trip makes two stops along the way, including one at Bloor Street West. On board, passengers will fi nd WiFi, up to the minute fl ight information and power outlets, in a quiet and comfortable setting. Those who prefer to drive will fi nd ample parking including valet care and, if desired, a car detailing service. An express bus, part of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) runs regularly from Kipling subway station. GO Mississauga and Brampton Transit also serve the airport. HELPFUL SERVICES The latest offerings of helpful services include a full service medical clinic and pharmacy at Terminal 1. In Terminals 1 and 3, short and long term luggage storage is available and luggage carts are now free throughout the entire airport. The fi rst greeting to passengers is provided by the Welcome Team. More than 200 volunteers, working several hours a week each, greet travellers and provide them with pertinent information on the airport and the city. Travellers can also obtain free WiFi anywhere at the airport. DINING AT PEARSON One of the best places to access this WiFi service is at several new restaurants and bars in the departure areas of Terminals 1 and 3, just past the security checkpoints. These venues feature free iPads at all bar seats and tables. Guests enter fl ight details to receive reminders of updated fl ight times and departure gates before ordering food and drinks and checking email or surfi ng the net—all from the built-in iPads. Many top local chefs have also made a name at Toronto Pearson, including such notables as Susur Lee of the stylish LEE Kitchen which features French/Asian fusion dishes popular in his three Toronto restaurants. Lynn Crawford of The Hearth showcases natural Canadian meat and sustainable fi sh while Zane Caplansky provides his famous deli favourites at Caplansky's Deli. TV chef, Roger Mooking, combines Asian and Caribbean fl avours in classic dishes at Twist. Here you'll also fi nd Mill Street Brewery and Vinifera Wine Bar with over 80 fi ne Ontario and international wines accompanied by small gourmet food plates. Other well-known brands, including Starbucks and Tim Hortons, can be found at Terminals 1 and 3. SHOPPING AT PEARSON A range of high-end shopping is available all over the airport supplying such goods as electronics from the iStore, cosmetics from MAC and gifts and personal items from Montblanc, Michael Kors, Burberry and Bvlgari, to name just a few of the well- known brands found at Toronto Pearson. More inforMation For further information, visit www. or follow @ torontopearson on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. COME SEE WHAT'S NEW BY SHEREL PURCELL TORONTO PEARSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT toronto PearSon internationaL airPort aUtHoritY ONTARIO

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