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Toronto (YYZ) layover and Global Entry

Old May 11, 19, 4:03 am
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Toronto (YYZ) layover and Global Entry

Hello:

I will have a daytime layover of about 7 hours (11:00-18:00) on a weekday at YYZ from Europe back to the US. I will travel in business class. During the layover, Air Canada provides me with an airport hotel room. I am not sure how long I will stay in the room for, but I must check-in and out to avoid a charge. During this layover, I will try to see if I could get an appointment for Nexus, because I sometimes see last minute cancellations in the Nexus website. If this doesn't pan out, then I will go to downtown to have some great Chinese food, which I heard is phenomenal in this city.

My questions:

1. Is there a priority security check lane for biz passengers?

2. How much time should I budget for entering Canada after landing?
3. At immigration back to the security area, is there a Canada exit immigration check?
4. Re question 3: is there just a US entry immigration check?
5. There are Global Entry kiosks, correct? I am trying to maximize my time in downtown, because I heard that US entry immigration checks have a horrendous wait time. I hope Global Entry eliminates that.
5. Overall, when do you think I need to return to YYZ (assuming there's no Nexus open slot)?

Thanks very much. It's been more than a decade since I used YYZ, and frankly I don't recall anything.
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Old May 11, 19, 10:49 am
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1) Yes
2) ~15min assuming US passport
3) No
4) Yes
5) Yes
5) I would not cut it closer than ~75min for peace of mind, but it could probably be done with less
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Old May 11, 19, 2:03 pm
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@airoli, thanks very much.
I know that the lounge for US-bound flights sucks. It's nothing compared to the AC lounge for long haul international flights.

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Old May 12, 19, 9:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Barkinpark View Post
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If this doesn't pan out, then I will go to downtown to have some great Chinese food, which I heard is phenomenal in this city.
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You heard right but they are not downtown. The best are at the Chinese enclaves of Richmond Hill and Markham which will require a vehicle.
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