I went through yesterday. They aren't checking papers, etc., and anyone who reasonably passes as a passenger can walk through. So if you look like you know where you are going fine .... but tough to bring the whole family.Yeah, I noticed that too. A couple of weeks ago I got dropped off at Terminal 1 to catch the UP Express. There were signs and a security post, but no one stopped me from entering.
The checkpoint at Terminal 1, is at the entrance to the aerial walkway from next to the train station to the terminal. So no problems bringing the entire family to meet people at the entrance to the train station. As I passed yesterday, they were making someone put on a mask before entering the walkway. Or using the Pearson express to
I've certainly met infrequent visitors to the city and people who need assistance at the airport (and taken the train) in ancient times (pre-Covid). It's no so much that they want a ride, but just want to know where to go. Traversing Pearson and then Union Station requiring elevators is a challenge to those who don't know where the elevators are hidden - especially from the UP platform!