IFATC at Home - Toronto, Canada (CYYZ)

IFATC at Home / Toronto-Pearson International Airport

About Me!

Hello everyone! My name is Robert, I’m an IFATC Specialist, and this Sunday (July 19th, 2020), as you all know, is the fourth rendition of
IFATC at Home!
Again, I’ll be opening my home airport, Toronto-Pearson Int’l (CYYZ) as much as possible along with my good friend and fellow YYZ aviation photographer @AndrewWu :)

About Toronto:

Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario. With a recorded population of 2,731,571 in 2016, it is the most populous city in Canada and the fourth most populous city in North America. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) as a whole had a 2016 population of 6,417,516. The city covers an area of 630.20 square kilometres (243.32 sq mi) and comprises six districts – East York, Etobicoke, North York, Old Toronto, Scarborough and York – which were amalgamated to form Toronto’s present boundaries in 1998. The city is the anchor of the Golden Horseshoe, an urban agglomeration of 9,245,438 people (as of 2016) surrounding the western end of Lake Ontario. Toronto is an international centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

The diverse population of Toronto reflects its current and historical role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. More than 50 percent of residents belong to a visible minority population group, and over 200 distinct ethnic origins are represented among its inhabitants. While the majority of Torontonians speak English as their primary language, over 160 languages are spoken in the city.

Toronto is a prominent centre for music, theatre, motion picture production, and television production, and is home to the headquarters of Canada’s major national broadcast networks and media outlets. Its varied cultural institutions, which include numerous museums and galleries, festivals and public events, entertainment districts, national historic sites, and sports activities, attract over 43 million tourists each year. Toronto is known for its many skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, the CN Tower.

The city is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the headquarters of Canada’s five largest banks and the headquarters of many large Canadian and multinational corporations. Its economy is highly diversified with strengths in technology, design, financial services, life sciences, education, arts, fashion, aerospace, environmental innovation, food services, and tourism.

source: Wikipedia

About Toronto Pearson (CYYZ):

Lester B. Pearson International Airport (IATA: YYZ, ICAO: CYYZ), branded as Toronto Pearson International Airport (simply known as Toronto Pearson, Pearson Airport or Pearson), is the primary international airport serving Toronto, its metropolitan area, and its surrounding region known as the Golden Horseshoe. It is the largest and busiest airport in Canada, the second-busiest international air passenger gateway in the Americas, and the 30th-busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, handling 50.5 million passengers in 2019.The airport is named in honour of Lester B. Pearson, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and 14th Prime Minister of Canada.

Toronto Pearson is located 22.5 kilometres (14.0 mi) northwest of Downtown Toronto with the majority of the airport situated in the city of Mississauga and a small portion of the airfield extending into Toronto’s western district of Etobicoke. It features five runways and two passenger terminals along with numerous cargo and maintenance facilities on a site that covers 1,867 hectares (4,613 acres).

Toronto Pearson is the primary hub for Air Canada and is among that airline’s four hubs. It also serves as a hub for WestJet, cargo airline FedEx Express, and as a base of operations for Air Transat and Sunwing Airlines. Pearson is operated by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) as part of Transport Canada’s National Airports System, and is the largest airport in the world with facilities for United States border preclearance.

An extensive network of non-stop domestic flights is operated from Toronto Pearson by several airlines to all major and many secondary cities across all provinces of Canada. As of 2019, over 75 airlines operate around 1,250 daily departures from the airport to more than 180 destinations across all six of the world’s inhabited continents.

source: Wikipedia
Runway Info:
05 3,389 / 11,120 Asphalt
06L 2,956 / 9,697 Asphalt
06R 2,743 / 9,000 Asphalt
15L 3,368 / 11,050 Asphalt
15R 2,770 / 9,088 Asphalt
23 3,389 / 11,120 Asphalt
24L 2,743 / 9,000 Asphalt
24R 2,956 / 9,697 Asphalt
33L 2,770 / 9,088 Asphalt
33R 3,368 / 11,050 Asphalt

Runways in Use:


Other Info:

Suggested Routes

Short / Medium Haul
Air Canada A321 / B789 / B77W CYVR
Air Canada A321 / B77W CYYC
Air Canada A321 CYHZ
Air Canada A321 / A333 / B789 CYUL
Air Canada A321 / B789 / B77L / B77W KSFO
Air Canada A321 / B789 / B77L / B77W KLAX
American A319 KDFW
Delta A321 KATL
United CRJ7 KIAD
United A320 / B738 KORD
Westjet B738 CYYC
Westjet B737 CYEG
Westjet DH8D / B737 / B738 CYUL
Long Haul
Air Canada B77W RJTT
Air Canada B77W ZBAA
Air Canada B77W EGLL
Air France B772 / A359 LFPG
British Airways B772 / B789 EGLL
Cathay Pacific B77W VHHH
Emirates A388 / B77W OMDB
Etihad B77W OMAA
KLM B744 / B78X EHAM
Lufthansa B744 / A333 EDDF
Lufthansa A359 EDDM
Turkish B77W LTFM

SIDs, STARs, and Charts:


Preferred SIDs/STARs (if applicable) will be published in ATIS :)


No set times, we’ll be open as much as possible :)

Can't wait to see everyone!

This looks awesome!

Is there any chance CYTZ might be open at some point to show the q400s some love?

I’m not sure about CYTZ, since I’ll be focusing on CYYZ, but Andrew may be able to open it.

Either way, CYYZ has plenty of Q400 traffic IRL, so you’re more than welcome to fly into Pearson as well :)

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Yeah of course. Should be fun either way! :)


Hmm, I might drop in from Amsterdam, we’ll see.
Excellent thread!

Runways in use: 23/24R

Are you guys reopening?

Yes I’ll open again soon, I’ll update the thread when I do

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@William_Jones CYYZ is open right now!

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I’m inbound T-40 Minutes

I’m currently open at CYYZ!

Recycling this topic for this Sunday, so I am bumping it

Should add the Q400 hop to London (CYXU) as a short haul ;) I’ll definitely be coming!

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