"I spend my days in the office planning and preparing to participate in dozens of festivals and community events in the GTA. On the weekend, our team is out in the community at events like the Bread and Honey Festival and Celebrampton. I was hired from my co-op program at Seneca College, and I’ll be here all summer. I live in Mississauga and it’s great to be able to live and work in the same community.
I worked at the airport for two summers before this internship, and I liked the airport vibe, there’s always something going on and you meet a lot of interesting passengers and employees. I love being able to connect my education to the airport, it’s great how it’s coming together.
At these events, we share information and answer questions about Toronto Pearson. We like talking to kids and we’ve got some great activities for them - paper planes, activity books and our airport trivia wheel. The kids are really interested in learning cool facts like how we have a million honey bees at our YYBeeZ apiary. Seeing them connect with the airport is the best part of my day – they’re so interested!
This weekend, we’re hosting the Toronto Pearson Street Festival. We’re celebrating Canada’s 150th and showing off a behind-the-scenes look at the airport. It’s a free, family friendly event and we’d love to see all our neighbours there!"
Jessica, Street Team Lead, Community Relations, GTAA #PeopleofPearson
Learn more about the Toronto Pearson Street Festival at http://www.TorontoPearson.com/StreetFest
Toronto Pearson is dedicated to creating opportunities for employment in the communities around the airport. Jessica’s role is made possible through funding from Toronto Pearson’s community investment program, the Propeller Project.