Some see Toronto Pearson as a wide expanse of runways, terminal buildings, and roadways. However, we also see the open space and creek valleys that make up approximately one-third of our airport’s land.
Winter operations call for the use of glycol to deice aircraft, and this is a key part of our sampling program. Additional investments have been made to create the necessary infrastructure for us to help protect the environment. The majority of the storage, spraying and recovery of glycol-based aircraft deicing fluids occurs at the Central Deicing Facility (CDF). This facility consists of six deicing pads with each bay able to accommodate one wide-body or two narrow-body aircraft. The entire facility has a high-density polyethylene liner installed underneath to collect any fluids that weep through the surface.