Media Advisory - How to ace airport security this summer at Toronto-Pearson

TORONTO, June 21, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) invites members of the media to the Toronto-Pearson Airport for a demonstration on how to go through security quickly. In addition to packing and screening tips, recently intercepted items will be on display. It is estimated that the number of passengers will grow by more than 10% this summer. On the busiest weeks, close to half a million travellers will go through the checkpoints. CATSA wants to make sure that they are screened as quickly as possible.



Toronto-Pearson Airport Terminal 1

Departure Level

In front of the domestic security checkpoint (Level 3)


Thursday, June 23, 2016

10:30 a.m.

Photo Op:

Intercepted items from passengers' carry-on baggage

Packing and screening tips demonstration at the checkpoint


CATSA is a Crown corporation responsible for:

  • Pre-board screening – the screening of passengers, their carry-on baggage and their personal belongings;
  • Hold-baggage screening – the screening of checked baggage;
  • Non-passenger screening – the random screening of non-passengers; and
  • Restricted Area Identity Card – the administration of access control to airport restricted areas through biometric identifiers.


SOURCE Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)

For further information: Mathieu Larocque, Spokesperson, 613-998-4527,,, @catsa_gc


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