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Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)

Centre Island, Toronto
  • Rachael A.
    "food options on the flight!"(31 Tips)
    Ryan Z.
    "Free lattes, free snacks, free sodas"(12 Tips)
    Myriam D.
    "Best way to fly in to Toronto - love Porter!"(6 Tips)
    "Great gateway to downtown Toronto."(7 Tips)
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  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HuieJune 23, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Porter Airlines flies out from YTZ. Arrive early and relax at the lounge before your flight! The airport approach is very scenic, with the Toronto Islands and skyline in the background!
    Upvoted Jul 20
  • Reena B.
    Reena B-SMay 24, 2015
    My favourite airport. Tiny but with a very nice lounge (Porter airlines). Service back and forth to mainland via ferryboat (and bus to Union Station).. The view as you fly in/land is amazing.
    Upvoted Jul 20
  • Ashleigh G.
    Ashleigh GardnerSeptember 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    That view is the best way to arrive in Toronto and the lounge is great. Just be aware that with the smaller planes and smaller airport, weather has a stronger effect and there are frequent delays.
  • Joe N.
    Joe NixonJuly 24, 2016
    Very convenient for downtown Toronto. You get a great view of the islands and downtown as you land. It's quick to exit as it's so small, although we still had to wait a little while for our luggage.
  • Danielle K.
    Danielle KienerOctober 11, 2012
    It's been a long time since I've last enjoyed flying so much: easy access from downtown via ferry (tunnel soon), quick & friendly check-in, efficient security check, great lounge, free wifi & snacks!
  • Rob B.
    Rob BeestonMay 18, 2013
    Great alternative for quick stops in and out of downtown. Really relaxed atmosphere. Free snacks in the waiting area with privacy and comfortable chairs. Best option to or from anywhere East.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WisemanAugust 9, 2015
    This airport is great. Great view of downtown, free everything: espresso/latte/cappuccino, soft drinks, delicious cookies, almonds, wifi. A little small but why can't all airports be like this?
  • King B
    King BMay 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're coming to downtown Toronto on business flying via Porter to YTZ is the only way to go. Way closer to downtown... free WiFi, free snacks and drinks, and nice Apple desktops for all to use.
  • Albert W.
    Albert WengerSeptember 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    When you come out the tunnel walk along the water past the abandoned grain silos and pick up a city bike $7 for the day and 15 min ride to downtown
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RickertAugust 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Cozy airport. Have a seat in the lounge if it isn't packed with delayed passengers. Enjoy the little cafe they have with free water & coffee.WiFi is available, and AC Outlets are on the floor.
  • A D.
    A DungcsJuly 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Free is NICE! Come with an empty carry on bag and snag all the free cookies, nuts, drinks, coffee beans, cream, sugar! Then re-sell to cover the cost of your flight.
  • Steven A.
    Steven AndrophyJuly 3, 2012
    If only all other airports were like this. Very compact, brisk connections, and a comfortable waiting area with awesome cookies! Bring your laptop or just use one of the free macs!
  • Lucie K.
    Lucie KleckovaDecember 22, 2014
    The most beautiful airport I have ever seen. Small but very comfy. Water, coffee & cookies for free, fast WiFi... Everythink you need while waiting for your flight :)
  • Vitalina S.
    Vitalina S.June 24, 2015
    Really like this airport. Everything is clean and there are a lot of places to kill your time while waiting. Cafes are delicious and stores are amazing.I recommend it.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BoniSeptember 22, 2013
    My trust issues were challenged by the whole ferry ride aspect but I have to say the waiting area is a cool little design. Free coffee? Free espresso? Free little cookies? I like it.
  • Stepan R.
    Stepan RogerAugust 24, 2014
    A very small but convenient city airport to fly to local Canadian and North American destinations. Security is friendly and polite. Porter lounge provides free snacks and beverages.
  • Kyo S.
    Kyo SongNovember 6, 2016
    Be sure to try their complimentary Shortbread chocolate chip cookies (Porter lounge). Bet you can't just have one ;)
  • Rachael A.
    Rachael AbramJune 7, 2013
    Fly Porter! Free snacks, coffee, tea, and wifi in the lounge; comfortable waiting areas; great (free!) food options on the flight! Always a pleasure!
  • Alejandro M.
    Alejandro Muñiz DelgadoSeptember 11, 2012
    Perhaps the best airport I've ever waited in. Very nice view and all the complimentary snacks & beverages. Not to mention the semi private waiting room.
  • Scottie M.
    Scottie MilagroJune 25, 2016
    One of the easiest and fastest airport experiences ever. The tunnel is so quick. Definitely take the elevators as the escalator is a bit slow.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BroachMay 19, 2013
    Porter is a great airline. Really enjoy the flight and the staff. Friendly, helpful, Canadian, free drinks. What more could you ask for?
  • Fannie B.
    Fannie BAugust 31, 2011
    Enjoy a snack, delicious latte or beverage in the Porter Lounge. There's also a business lounge with tons of iMac computers, yours to use. Free wi-fi!
  • Ani H.
    Ani H.September 23, 2016
    Early morning flights here are very pleasant. Be sure to use their baggies to place your liquids into before going through security to make things faster.
  • Jowi T.
    Jowi TaylorJuly 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the new boutique just out of baggage claim. They carry the Aesop line found otherwise only at Holt's or Oliver Spencer. Nice stuff.
  • Henry's
    Henry'sJanuary 21, 2013
    If you're just arriving we hope you remembered your camera! Toronto's a city with many sights! If you're leaving, we hope you're bringing a camera! You never know what photo opportunities you may see.
  • Edlynne L.
    Edlynne LSeptember 24, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you have NEXUS make your way to the front of the security line w/your card & they will take you. There is often no one staffing the NEXUS line, so this is their fix.
  • Christen D.
    Christen DuongApril 10, 2012
    Porter Airlines lands you smack dab on the Toronto islands and gives you free wifi, snacks, ferry to mainland, and shuttle downtown. Canadians are nice!
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  • Chris S.
    Chris SteeleJuly 11, 2016
    The tunnel is nice enough, but ride the ferry across the channel if you have the time to spare before your flight. There's even a bar at dockside!
  • daniela
    danielaAugust 7, 2016
    The Porter lounge is amazing!! Free coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, water, pop, cookies and lots of seating!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher CairaMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Older ferry guy who greets everyone with a smile and a "have a great day" is one of the best parts of the experience...
  • Peter P.
    Peter ParkerAugust 15, 2014
    Complimentary coffee, snacks, and drinks at the departures lounge! Get here early because you need to take a ferry to the airport.
  • Deanna
    DeannaAugust 9, 2014
    fly Porter from Newark for unprecedented service and land in this clean airport with an amazing view and short (2min?) ferry ride to the mainland.
  • James O.
    James O'NeillMarch 21, 2013
    Porter Airlines and a Super Convenient Location were some of the highlights of the trip. Customs was 100x faster than when I returned to Newark.
  • Laura M.
    Bring food! There is complementary drinks and cookies but other than that, there is just a tiny snack shop with no breakfast options.
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    The Ritz-CarltonSeptember 6, 2011
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  • Stephen
    StephenMay 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Support Porter's campaign to expand the island airport so that additional travel destinations can be accessible from downtown
  • Benoit L.
    Benoit LaflecheApril 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Love Porter, the best way to travel. Hope it will remain the same once it starts sharing it's space with the Jazz - Air Canada riff raff crowd .
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan ChuteSeptember 23, 2012
    Super clean, efficient, and friendly service of Porter has a fan in me. Great experience every time.
  • Desmond F.
    Desmond F.April 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Check-in and security are really fast, but waiting for the ferry when you're cutting it close is really stressful... get here early.
  • Elisa A.
    Elisa A.August 15, 2014
    COMPLIMENTARY snacks, starbucks coffee, tea, salted almonds, cold drinks... Omg, this place!! Have I mentioned the free wifi? 😍
  • Vanessa S.
    Vanessa SosaAugust 17, 2016
    Free espresso drinks, bottled water, soft drinks, snacks! Tiny airport so no worries if you have a tight connection.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HunterFebruary 6, 2012
    Getting here early is only necessary if you want to enjoy the beautiful modern design, complimentary drink bar, and roasted almonds. Yum!
  • Mateus B.
    Mateus Botelho VieiraSeptember 4, 2014
    Free refreshments and beverages. Near downtown Toronto. Amazing and comfortable lobby. The best local airport that I have been.
  • Robert W.
    Robert WoodrichJanuary 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    All of the coffee and juice along the wall of "Billy Bishop Café" is free. You're welcome.
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DonnellNovember 1, 2013
    Fly Porter and use Billy Bishop, simple as that. Also when checking in you really only need a hour and a half for checking in. That still gives you plenty of time to use the fancy lounge.
  • Karen H.
    Karen HaFebruary 8, 2012
    Expect to pay a parking fee for any rides picking you up right at the terminal exit. Currently, It was $5 for 30 mins. Otherwise tell your ride to pick you up further or at union (via free shuttle)
  • Cory N.
    Cory NadiloAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Lounge is great. Fast free WiFi & complimentary coffee, lattes, soda & almonds
  • Bill M.
    Bill MarkFebruary 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    For those flying to the US, go to the counter as soon as you get down to the lounge if you Checked-In Online. It will save you from have to get up later for your Passport Verification.
  • Luke V.
    Luke VigeantOctober 21, 2011
    You can park for free after 6:00pm if you can get a spot on the east wall of the entrance way!
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