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Toronto Pearson International Airport

Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario and serving Toronto, Ontario, is one of Canada's top airport facilities. It was named after Lester B. Pearson, Canada's 14th prime minister. It is also known by its IATA Airport Code as YYZ.

It is, along with Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Quebec, one of the biggest international aviation facilities in Canada as well as a hub for Air Canada.

Lester B. Pearson International Airport has 3 Terminals. A new "Super Terminal" (dubbed Terminal New) is currently being constructed that will replace Terminals 1 and 2.

It was originally known as Malton International Airport, then Toronto International Airport, and later Lester B. Pearson International Airport, before its present name was given.

On June 23, 1985, Air India Flight 182, which was flying on a Toronto-Montreal-London-Delhi-Mumbai route, exploded in midair, killing all of the passengers aboard.

After the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack, Pearson International received many of the diverted flights that were coming into or leaving the United States. All civil aviation flights over North America were suspended for 3 days and ordered to land immediately.

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1 Terminals
2 Trivia
3 External Links


Terminal 1

Terminal 2

Terminal 3

In addition, many cargo airlines serve the airport.


Rush, a popular rock trio based in Toronto, included an instrumental track on their 1981 album Moving Pictures entitled "YYZ" in honor of their city. The main theme of the tune contains a repeated rhythmic motif that is equivalent to the Morse code sequence corresponding to the letters Y-Y-Z.

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