The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has engaged HOK and
WW+P to design a regional transit centre and
passenger processing facility at Toronto Pearson International Airport,
Ontario. The GTAA estimates the first phase of the new facility could be in
place by the mid-2020s.
In its most recent draft masterplan, the GTAA forecasts that Toronto Pearson will grow from 47 million to handle as many as 85 million passengers annually by 2037. The new processing facility will help to support this growth and the regional transit centre will support the region’s need for better transit connectivity.
The Toronto Pearson project is WW+P’s first major aviation project in North America. Says lead architect and head of aviation Alex Kirkwood: “This is a transformative project for Pearson International Airport and we are very excited to be involved in realising the GTAA’s vision to create a global mega hub serving North America. The airports transformation will have broad economic benefits for regional growth and for the country’s economy as a whole.”
The team also includes WSP Engineers and design work begins immediately.