10 hour layover in Toronto
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Oct 11, 2012 4:09 AM Last Post By: Achenpupias
Sep 28, 2012 7:21 PM
10 hour layover in TorontoHello , I have about a 10 layover in Toronto. I will be coming from South America and will then fly on to Los Angeles. Certainly I will leave the airport and spend time in the city. My question is how my checked luggage will be handeled. I guess that I will need to personally bring it through Canadian customs but after that, what can I do with it? I know that I will go through US customs before boarding my LA flight at YYZ but that would be until hours later. Does anyone know what the process would be?
Sep 28, 2012 7:39 PM
1Indeed, you will collect your baggage and then you will not be able to check them back in until you are ready to pass through US customs. I found the following information on the Pearson Airport website:
Unfortunately, due to security concerns, there are no lockers available at the airport. Storage facilities are however available at the Travel Store located on the Departures Level of Terminals 1 and 3. The Travel Store also provides luggage strapping and fax services. For rates and hours of operation please contact the Travel Store:
Terminal 1: (416) 776-2247
Terminal 3: (905) 612-6677
Looks like you are in luck! You can then hop on a TTC bus 192 to Kipling subway station where you can board the subway. I'd recommend getting off at St. George and walking through the University of Toronto and the Annex neighbourhood through to Kensington Market and Chinatown...or visiting the Royal Ontario Museum at the Museum subway stop or the Art Gallery of Ontario at the St. Patrick subway stop...all depends on what you are interested in and the weather. Have fun!
Sep 28, 2012 10:20 PM
2We were just at ROM in August, it has a great paleontology exhibit right now, well worth the money.
Sep 30, 2012 3:20 AM
3In Toronto you will pick up your checked luggage directly at a designated customs area - follow the signs to connecting flights. It is pretty useless, you just take your luggage off a carousel, wheel it past the customs agent, and plop it back on another carousel. It shouldn't matter how long the layover is.
Oct 1, 2012 4:35 PM
Oct 1, 2012 8:35 PM
5Airport procedures for US connecting flights, are different from domestic(Canadian) connecting flights. In your case, flying to LA ,US what # 1 said is right. You have to check for luggage storage facilities at Pearson Airport.
It is more convenient and much faster to take the Airport Express bus to downtown, right at the arrival level (C & E ), terminal 1 as well as Terminal 3 (area 25). They have several stops in downtown Toronto, you can visit their website at www.TorontoAirportExpress.com
Have a nice time in Toronto, it is a lovely city.
Oct 3, 2012 7:08 AM
Oct 11, 2012 4:09 AM
7Thanks for the comments everybody!!
I talked with Air Canada here in Brazil and was told that I should check in (both myself and my luggage) only to Toronto. Upon arrival, I think things will be as ref_traveller said. When I get back to the airport, I will pick up my luggage from storage and then to check in again for the LA flight. Unfortunately, this additional check in will cost me a lot of time so will shorten my stay in the city.
Certainly, I will use TTC for city transportation. I also like the suggestion of going to the Kensington Market area, even if it will be for less time than I had planned for. As this will be at the beginning of December, I guess I just need to hope for "decent" weather!!
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