Fun Begins at Toronto Pearson this March Break

TORONTO, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Passengers are planning and packing and getting 
ready to kick off their March Break here at the airport. 
This year Toronto Pearson is expecting 101,000 guests on March 7(th) and 
107,000 on March 8(th) These will be the two busiest days of the March Break 
season. On a typical day, Toronto Pearson sees about 95,000 guests 
travelling through the airport. Airport staff are prepared to welcome the 
extra guests to the airport. 
"We have some great activities planned to help families feel welcomed and 
comfortable as they start their March Break at the airport," said Pamela 
Griffith-Jones, Vice President of Guest and Terminal Services for the GTAA. 
"We know our guests will be delighted by the entertainment and surprises we 
have planned for them and that it will help start their vacation on the right 
The airport has many activities in place to make travel through the airport 
this March Break fun and exciting: 

    --  Customized Family Trip Guide - this online tool allows guests
        to input their travel information on Toronto Pearson's website
        and a customized trip guide will be provided to them.  This
        guide will provide them with options for shopping, restaurants
        and entertainment as well as security requirement, check-in
        information and more. The guide, and other March Break details
        can be found at
    --  Caricaturist - kids are invited to find our roaming
        caricaturist in Terminal 3 on March 7(th) and 8(th )to get a
        fun drawing of themselves before they board their flight.
    --  Colouring Walls - kids can grab some crayons and get colouring
        on the giant colouring walls.  Colouring walls are located in
        both Terminals 1 and 3.
    --  Art a la Carte - a mobile art cart will be travelling
        throughout Terminal 1 giving kids the opportunity to
        participate in hands-on activities and craft making.  The cart
        will be moving between all sectors of Terminal 1.
    --  Canadian Air and Space Museum demo - volunteers from the Museum
        will be on hand in Terminal 3 to show some models and other
        items from the Museum's collection and also chat with guests
        about the Museum.  They will be set up in Terminal 3 near gate

Guests are reminded to check out the many new restaurants and retail outlets 
while they're waiting for their flight. In the last year, 16 new shops and 
restaurants have opened at the airport including: Hudson's Bay Company 
Trading Post, Boccone Trattoria by Chef Massimo Capra, Heirloom Bakery Cafe, 
Fetta Panini Bar developed by Chef Mark McEwan, and the Terminal 3 iStore. 
For information on food and beverage and shopping options for the busy family, 
check out our website:

Parking right at the airport is the most convenient option for guests, 
especially those families travelling with car seats or a lot of luggage. For 
hassle-free parking, for parents juggling kids, strollers and bags, take 
advantage of the Valet Parking option (available in Terminals 1 and 3). For 
just $25 on top of the daily parking fee, guests can drop off everything right 
at the curb and have confidence that their vehicle will be taken care of by 
Valet parking attendants.

Guests travelling on March 7(th) and 8(th) will be greeted at the airport's 
doors by airport employees participating in the Ambassador Program. These 
volunteers will be located throughout both terminals welcoming guests as they 
arrive at the airport.

Please visit for flight information and up to date 
details on arrivals and departures.

GTAA Media Office (416) 776-3709

SOURCE: Toronto Pearson

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CO: Toronto Pearson
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