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Nice little website I came across about the Pearson Transit Hub.
 

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I suspect it will be yyz
From wiki:
This ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IATA-indexed_railway_stations ) is a list of IATA-indexed railway stations, which are assigned codes by the IATA, similar to IATA airport codes. Such railway stations are typically used in air-rail alliances or code sharing agreements (commonly known as "Rail Fly") between airlines and rail lines, particularly in Europe. By assigning railway stations an IATA code, passengers on trips involving those stations can be ticketed all the way. Sometimes they can get checked straight through to their final destination, without the bother of having to claim their baggage and check-in again when changing between the rail and air portions of a trip. At other places passengers have to carry their baggage on the train, but anyway need no separate train booking process.

See also: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-airports-get-their-codes
 

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From wiki:
This ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IATA-indexed_railway_stations ) is a list of IATA-indexed railway stations, which are assigned codes by the IATA, similar to IATA airport codes. Such railway stations are typically used in air-rail alliances or code sharing agreements (commonly known as "Rail Fly") between airlines and rail lines, particularly in Europe. By assigning railway stations an IATA code, passengers on trips involving those stations can be ticketed all the way. Sometimes they can get checked straight through to their final destination, without the bother of having to claim their baggage and check-in again when changing between the rail and air portions of a trip. At other places passengers have to carry their baggage on the train, but anyway need no separate train booking process.

See also: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-airports-get-their-codes

So if we designate Toronto Union Station as YYZ, passengers can continue from Pearson to downtown Toronto on the same airline fare. And vice-versa. Did I get that right?
 

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Never understood why, basically uniquely in the world, Canadian cities all have these silly ‘YXX’ airport codes. No other country seems to have this constraint. How much would GTAA have to pay the owner of TOR — Torrington Municipal Airport, Wyoming — to get their hands on it and join the ranks of SYD, MEL, BOS, and the many other cities with logical/legible IATA codes?
 

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Never understood why, basically uniquely in the world, Canadian cities all have these silly ‘YXX’ airport codes. No other country seems to have this constraint. How much would GTAA have to pay the owner of TOR — Torrington Municipal Airport, Wyoming — to get their hands on it and join the ranks of SYD, MEL, BOS, and the many other cities with logical/legible IATA codes?

Certainly not unique to Canada.

 

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Never understood why, basically uniquely in the world, Canadian cities all have these silly ‘YXX’ airport codes. No other country seems to have this constraint. How much would GTAA have to pay the owner of TOR — Torrington Municipal Airport, Wyoming — to get their hands on it and join the ranks of SYD, MEL, BOS, and the many other cities with logical/legible IATA codes?

Because pearson has decided to keep its iata (yyz) and its icao (cyyz) codes as similar as possible. Unlike Tokyo Haneda (HND vs RJTT) or Bejing Capital (PEK vs ZBAA).

Note that the "C" in the icao codes is a country specific code identifying all airports in Canada.

See here for icao vs iata airport code information:
 

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Never understood why, basically uniquely in the world, Canadian cities all have these silly ‘YXX’ airport codes. No other country seems to have this constraint. How much would GTAA have to pay the owner of TOR — Torrington Municipal Airport, Wyoming — to get their hands on it and join the ranks of SYD, MEL, BOS, and the many other cities with logical/legible IATA codes?
Because IATA is in Canada, and gave Canadian airport codes special treatment.
 

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