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 7th and 107,000 on March 8th 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 note."

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 http://www.torontopearson.com/en/tripplanner/#
  • Caricaturist - kids are invited to find our roaming caricaturist in Terminal 3 on March 7th and 8th 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 C32.

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 7th and 8th 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.


SOURCE: Toronto Pearson

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GTAA Media Office (416) 776-3709


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