How To Navigate Toronto's Pearson International Airport

Having a layover during business travel can often be a pain. However, thanks to added airport amenities and transportation options, layovers can now be productive and even entertaining. If you're a business traveler with an upcoming layover in Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), here are some ways to make the most of your time.

In the Airport

If your layover at the Toronto Airport is shorter than three hours, you should probably just stay inside the airport. Luckily, there's no shortage of things to do. To get between terminals, you can catch the Terminal Link Train.

What to Do

During your layover in Toronto, you can take advantage of great shopping. Check out Lush Cosmetics and Aveda for beauty products, and stores like Omega, Salvatore Ferragamo and Tissot for luxury clothing and accessories. If you're a business traveler looking to relax during your YYZ layover, enjoy a short manicure at: 10 Minute Manicure or check into the Plaza Premium Lounge. For business travelers, YYZ has free WiFi throughout.

Where to Eat

There are plenty of places to get a delicious bite during a YYZ layover. Vinifera Wine Bar offers up a great selection of wines by the bottle and glass, while Acer serves up trendy modern Asian fare.

Near the Airport

With a YYZ airport layover of three hours or more, you can head out of the airport and into nearby parts of the city and suburbs to get a taste of what Toronto is all about. Take a taxi to get into the city as fast as possible.

What to Do

The Toronto Airport is located in a mainly suburban area, but the nearby neighborhood is home to a great Toronto shopping mall, Square One. Swing by to check out the retail stores or catch a movie at the Cineplex. To take in some culture, visit the Mississauga Living Arts Center.

If you're looking to grab a meal outside of the airport during your YYZ airport short layover, head to nearby Chop Steakhouse & Bar or check out Olio for upscale Mediterranean cuisine.

In the City

If your YYZ International Airport layover is longer than six hours, it's worth it to leave the airport and head into the city. You can hire a taxi or limo to take you into town, or take the Union Pearson Express -- a quick train that will get you downtown in 25 minutes.

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There's no shortage of things to do once you reach Toronto, such as visit the legendary CN Tower. Art lovers should head over to the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario, while sports lovers need to see the Hockey Hall of Fame. For trendy shopping and delicious eats, wander through the Distillery District -- a renovated distillery village that is equal parts charming and fun.

Where to Eat

For a taste of Toronto's best culinary delights, you can't pass up a trip to Kensington Market. Wander the streets and sample tastes from street vendors, bakeries and cafes.

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For an upscale meal, check out two of Toronto's best: Buca, an Italian staple with three locations, or Bar Raval, known for its tapas, seafood and cocktails.

At Toronto Pearson International and need a ride? Check out how Uber works at YYZ.

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