GTAA launches contest to name two dinosaurs at the new Terminal 1 display
TORONTO, Aug. 6 /CNW/ - The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has
unveiled a new display at Toronto Pearson that will take passengers back to a
time when pterodactyls travelled the skies instead of airplanes. The
prehistoric display, A Scene from the Late Jurassic, is sure to thrill
international airport travellers and visitors with two dinosaurs, courtesy of
the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). The unique display is now open to the public
in Terminal 1's international arrivals area, which includes the scene of a
large Allosaurus bearing down on an Othnielia that has tripped to the ground.
"We know our visitors will appreciate the excitement the dinosaurs bring
to Toronto Pearson," said Lloyd McCoomb, GTAA President and CEO. "In addition,
the GTAA is excited to work with the ROM, one of Toronto's premier cultural
institutions, in making visitors feel welcome and in stimulating their
interest in visiting the ROM and the other wonderful tourist attractions
Toronto has to offer. We look forward to working with others in the arts and
culture field to make the airport, which is essentially the front door to the
city, an experience to remember."
Ever since these two dinosaurs roamed the earth approximately 150 million
years ago, they have been without given names. With help from the community,
that is about to change. The GTAA is launching a contest to find names for the
new dinosaurs. Please visit www.gtaa.com/artprogram for details.
"This kind of engaging exhibit creates a sense of arrival for our
visitors," said David Whitaker, Tourism Toronto President and CEO. "For
passengers arriving to Toronto, the art program at the airport is the first
hint of what to expect on the rest of their trip."
The dinosaur display, which will remain at Toronto Pearson until 2012, is
part of the GTAA Art and Exhibitions Program, which offers a wide variety of
engaging exhibits. The GTAA works to promote the Greater Toronto Area's
reputation as an important cultural destination.
The GTAA is the non-share, not-for-profit authority that operates Toronto
Pearson. All revenue generated by the GTAA is reinvested back into the
airport. In 2007, 31.5 million passengers travelled through Toronto Pearson.
For further information:
For further information: GTAA Media Office, (416) 776-3709