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Employee updates

Updated July 19 at 5 pm

New passenger Departures testing centre to open July 12

New facility at Viscount Station, operated by Switch Health

Beginning July 12, Switch Health and the GTAA will offer new COVID-19 testing services to departing Toronto Pearson passengers. These tests will provide another protective layer in our globally-acclaimed Healthy Airport program.

Incorporating the learnings of the research study completed this spring with funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP), the GTAA and Switch Health will soon be able to offer tests to departing passengers who require a COVID-19 test prior to travel, as well as community members looking for convenient access to tests. Testing will be offered in both a traditional clinic setting, as well as by drive-through appointment.

Both Switch Health and the GTAA plan to work together to continually adapt to meet and exceed the demands of a rapidly evolving pandemic environment, exploring new innovations to meet the needs of our passengers, employees and the community.

Passengers interested in accessing a test should be directed to torontopearson.com/testing to learn more and make an appointment.

Latest news for airport workers

Healthy Employees

  • Since 2020, everyone at Toronto Pearson has been working to provide a Healthy Airport experience. Things may look a little different, but every change has been made with your health and the safety of our passengers in mind. Learn about new measures to keep you healthy at work.
  • The Toronto Pearson COVID-19 Case Log - Developed in partnership with the GTAA and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) this voluntary airport-wide case log provides basic, anonymous information about COVID-19 cases in the Toronto Pearson workforce. See the current log.

What our passengers will experience

When our passengers are ready to travel, we’ll be here to help them do it safely, with new processes, communications, and tools to help reassure them about their travel experience. Together, we can work to ensure a positive journey for our passengers as we all adjust to the changes in travel.

This is what passengers can expect.

Take a look at the new Departures experience for our passengers

Getting to work and parking

Daily Park Terminal garages remain open to employees who are a part of the Employee Parking program. The Value Park Garage and Value Park Station South Lot are temporarily closed. The Viscount Station Reserved Lot has reopened for passengers to book.

The Parking Permit Office is closed for walk-in service. They are available to assist by email at parkingpermit@gtaa.com or 416-776-2820.

The Terminal Link train has been reduced to single train service at certain time periods. See the full schedule.

Many transit providers are operating on limited schedules on airport-area routes. Check with your preferred transit provider for current schedules:

Food and shopping

Due to lower passenger traffic, some shopping and food locations may be closed. Find out what’s open.

  • Quick service restaurants are open but their seating is closed.
  • Sit down restaurants have seating available, following physical distancing guidelines.
  • The Terminal 1 food hall remains closed.
  • To save time on your breaks and avoid queuing, Uber Eats mobile order pickup is available in both Terminals 1 and 3. Simply download the Uber Eats app on Google Play or the Apple App store, order your food ahead and pick it up at the location when it’s ready. Whether you’re pre-security, at the gate or moving through the terminals, grab and go with Uber Eats mobile ordering!

Resources for airport workers

Pearson Works! Online -Pearson Works! Online is a collaboration between the GTAA, the Toronto Airport Workers Council, and 20+ community services organizations committed to ready the industry’s workforce for post-COVID and beyond. This virtual resource centre includes training and development opportunities; Access to community resources for employment, housing, mental health and food security and the latest information on available government supports.

GTAA and the Toronto Airport Worker’s Council release statement on joint efforts to keep workers and passengers safe

The GTAA and Toronto Airport Worker’s Council (TAWC) met to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on Toronto Pearson. Discussions focused on efforts to ensure the health and safety of workers who continue to service the airport, as well as workforce recovery strategies for airport workers and employers who have experienced significant difficulties of the virus. Read the full statement.

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