How To Enjoy A Layover In Toronto
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
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.
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.
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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