The Design Solution to provide planning and design services for Toronto Pearson terminals

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UK-based architectural practice The Design Solution has been appointed by Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) to carry out the commercial planning across terminals 1 (T1) and 2 (T2) as well as the environmental design of Terminal 3 (T3) at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada.

The airport has embarked on one of the largest development projects in its history with commercial developments reaching across multiple areas of the airport. As well as this new commission, The Design Solution is also currently working on the commercial planning throughout the new Pier G as well as the landside area of T1.

Robbie Gill, managing director, The Design Solution, said, “We hold a long, proud and highly effective relationship with GTAA and are absolutely delighted to be appointed to support this dramatic new phase in the airport’s development, working closely with the commercial consultants, Pragma Consulting.

“We share GTAA’s passionate and long-held commitment to not only developing optimal commercial effectiveness across the airport but also using our design expertise to embed a unique and engaging sense of place that projects an authentic expression of Toronto and the region.”

Giovanna Verrilli, associate director, commercial development, GTAA, added, “We are continually addressing the evolving needs of our passengers and this holistic development program is crucial to our strategy of driving the most effective commercial performance across every part of our estate.”

Traffic at Toronto Pearson reached a new record high of close to 50 million in 2018 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.

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