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: http://www.torontopearson.com/en/shopdinerelax/#.
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 www.torontopearson.com 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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