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Toronto Pearson – Food Over Flights?

Recently on Twitter, I had come across an ad for Toronto Pearson Airport. It actually peaked my interest.

Having recently travelled to Chicago, I originally want checking Toronto Pearson airport for information. In the end, I ended up doing my flights out of Billy Bishop (Toronto Island). Though at the time, I found Toronto Pearson’s website to be a pain to navigate and get information. I also found getting information on desktop browser more easier than on mobile. Fast forward to now, I figured “great” they decided to redesign their website. However:

The new Toronto Pearson airport website

My first impression was why are they focusing so much on the food? I understand the restaurants feature some of the best Canadian top chefs in the world. I even watch some of their cooking shows on Food Network. However I feel travellers visit an airport website for flights first, not food. So after a few minutes of poking around on the website, I replied on Twitter.

While at the time of posting this blog, I have not heard from Toronto Pearson regarding their current website. Nor do I expect them to make the changes as of yet. After responding on Twitter, I poked around more on their website. I figured this would be a great UX Daily Challenge. Making some refinement and on this redesign for my portfolio.
-JD