GTAA plans major new development at Toronto Pearson with The Design Studio

he Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) recently appointed London-based The Design Solution to carry out the commercial planning across terminals 1 and 2 as well as the environmental design of the commercial areas of Terminal 3 at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

The project marks the sixth collaboration between The Design Solution and GTAA, extending back to 2011.

The airport has embarked on one of the largest development projects in its history with GTAA’s holistic program of commercial development reaching across multiple areas of the airport. The Design Solution is also currently working on the commercial planning throughout the new Pier G as well as the landside area of Terminal 1.

The Design Studio will be working closely with the commercial consultants, Pragma Consulting, on the project.

The Design Studio has previously supported GTAA with extensive commercial planning in terminals 1 & 3 as well as the creation of the main walk-through duty free store in Pier C, says Robbie Gill, Managing Director of The Design Solution.

As specialists in airport commercial planning and retail design, the company also worked with Dufry (under The Nuance Group branding) to design the walk-through store as well as the duty free and specialty retail area at the end of Pier F (Terminal 1), including a complete packaging solution and store environment for the innovative Tastefully Canadian brand.

Traffic at Toronto Pearson reached a new record high of almost 50 million last year and GTAA’s comprehensive commitment to the passenger experience has been recognized by the recent award of ‘Best Large Airport in North America’ in the 2018 ACI Airport Service Quality awards, winning the category for the second year running.

Luxe retail area at Toronto Pearson International airport.