The airport is starting to come back to life. Based on the last few months it has gotten busier and more amenities are opening up.
Everything still moves slowly but I got my drink at my table within 5 minutes so no complaints.
It was also nice to use the Nexus lane again. It was a bit tricky to find but was worth it for the added convenience.
Best airport in Canada, the design is super simple to get around. There are a tons of restaurants and store once you are behind the security area. The main terminal (terminal 1) is very modern and has all the things you want in an airport. The main parking lot is great as well and houses all the car rental companies. It is super easy to get there in general as the road system around the is very well designed. The is also a train that goes to right down town Toronto. They have done everything possible to make it is easiest and best airport in Canada.
Was pleasantly surprised at how efficient everything was. Right from disembarking the airplane there were clear signs and ground staff to help. The Arrive Can app made it easy to upload travel docs, pcr and vaccinations. The airport has a system of number of people in the customs line so I could only see traveller's I came with. What more impressive is that they have porters taking bags down from carousel and placing them in lines. This is amazing for someone like me who can never pick up my bags from the belt. Heavy presence of security, sniff dogs made it feel extra safe.
Be prepared for about 6-7 checkpoints regardless if you're vaccinated. My goodness that was intense, every few feet you're asked to show your passport 6-7 times! All I can advise is to just be as informed as you can possibly be, there were about 3 surprise forms I needed to fill out that I had no clue of prior. Trust me, you're lucky if make it out in under 30 minutes. Until all of this is lifted, traveling isn't worth it right now, especially when coming back to Canada(even being fully vaccinated).
✌🏽4 stars because I got awesome agents
Bright side: it wasn't packed and I made it out alive
All things considered, it was a very good, very clean, and extremely efficient airport. But the atmosphere, service, and people have made spending time here, even if just for a few hours, a worthwhile experience! The friendliness of the workers is something I appreciate the most. They work well together. Proper information system about the important announcements. For me, it was a fantastic visit.