Lester B. Pearson International Airport and the surrounding area are home to the highest concentration of jobs in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area outside of downtown Toronto. Pearson Airport itself employs about 35,000 people, while the surrounding area has about 245,000 jobs. This activity results in high traffic volumes and unique travel patterns, however, transit use to, from and within this area is low.
“High-order transit connectivity to the Pearson Airport district from all directions,” including a fast transit link to downtown Toronto, is one of nine Big Moves in the Regional Transportation Plan.
Metrolinx has completed a Transportation Study of the Pearson Airport Area in collaboration with municipal and transit agency partners.
The Study evaluates the current and future transportation needs of travellers, airport employees and employees of local businesses in the surrounding area, and aims to provide solutions that will improve the transportation network that serves this area.