At Toronto Pearson airport do people have to take their shoes off to get through security for international or domestic flights? Is security more careful when travelling to particular countries?
Possibly. It's not every passenger that has to, but you may, if:
- They ask you to do so, or
- Your shoes contain metal (eg steel toed/capped shoes)
Last couple of times I didn't have to, but some others (including a woman they were paying special attention to) did. It may depend on destination- these were not US destinations (Mexico and Canada), so relatively low risk compared to the US or UK.