Toronto Pearson International Airport to ban well wishers

Toronto Pearson International Airport

If you enjoy picking up friends and relatives at the airport, you won’t be able to do so much longer. Toronto Pearson International Airport will soon ban well-wishers as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), the operator of Canada’s largest airport, talked to CP24 to confirm that they will soon be enforcing a new policy that will limit public access to the terminal.

Exceptions will be made for adults accompanying minors and individuals with disabilities.

The new policy will prevent members of the public from coming to the airport to greet arriving passengers at the gate. Airport workers will also no longer to meet with friends and family members inside the airport.

In a written statement sent to CP24, GTAA said that “the safety and security of our passengers and employees is our top priority. We’re taking a number of steps in collaboration with our partners to prepare for restart and recovery, and we look forward to sharing more details on these initiatives soon.”

The new policy will take effect on June 1, 2020.


The Toronto Pearson International Airport is located in Mississauga, Ontario. It is the largest airport in Canada, recording more than 50.5 million passengers in 2019.

More than 75 airlines operate around 1,250 daily departures from Toronto Pearson International Airport to more than 180 destinations around the world.

For more information about the Toronto Pearson International Airport and the Greater Toronto Airport Authority, click here.


If you happen to be using an Apple device such as an iPhone or an iPad, you may want to use your Maps application. Just open your Maps app and find a detailed view of the airport.

For more information about Apple’s indoor maps for Toronto Pearson International Airport, click here.

For interactive versions of the maps, click here.

Via @TorontoPearson
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