Picking up passengers at Pearson Airport? Wait at the free Cell Phone parking lot
Picking someone up at Pearson Airport in Toronto? Waiting at the arrivals terminal curb is prohibited. It is reserved for immediately loading/uploading passengers only. If you try to wait for your passenger more than a few minutes, security will quickly find you and ask you to move.
In the past, when waiting to pick up your passenger you would have to circle the airport until the passenger is curb side at the terminal. Other options were to put up on the shoulder of the busy road leading to the arrival terminal.
There is a better option!
5 minutes from both Terminals 1 and Terminal 3 are the “cell phone” lots.
You can park here for free while waiting for your passenger. You must remain in/with your vehicle. There is space for 250+ cars. There is signage to direct you to these lots, our see the map below.