• Conversations about our Future

    Toronto Pearson is an important part of the region and your community. Our airport is growing as an employment zone and now also as a regional transit centre. Global demand for air travel is behind our growth.

    In 2017, we launched a series of initiatives to talk about growth and the impact of our operations to ensure that our long-range Master Plan addresses the concerns and priorities of residents in the communities that are situated around the airport.

    Public Workshops

    Toronto Pearson hosted five public workshops in the communities to the north, south, east and west of the airport.

    More than 500 residents, including elected officials and members of the Residents’ Reference Panel, attended and provided feedback on our growth plans and ideas for mitigating the impacts of airport operations.

    Topics covered included:

    • new transit options for the airport and region
    • noise mitigation programs
    • information about our operations
    • our commitment to the environment

    A summary of each meeting along with the presentations are posted below.

      North of the airport  
    Thursday, June 22
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Peel Art Gallery Museum & Archives
    9 Wellington Street East
    Brampton, Ontario L6W 1Y1
    View presentation
    Summary
     
    West of the airport
    Thursday, July 6
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Harbour Banquet & Conference Centre
    Bronte Room
    2340 Ontario Street
    Oakville, Ontario L6L 6P7
    View presentation
    Summary
    Central
    Tuesday, July 4
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Mississauga Living Art Centre
    4141 Living Arts Drive
    Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8
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    Summary
    East of the airport
    Tuesday, June 20
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Ismaili Centre
    49 Wynford Drive
    North York, Ontario M3C 1K1
    View presentation
    Summary
      South of the airport
    Tuesday, July 11
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Toronto Congress Centre
    650 Dixon Road, (Hwy and Dixon Road)
    Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 1J1
    View presentation
    Summary
     

    Regional Survey on Noise Fairness and Airport Growth

    The survey period took place between April 24 and July 31, 2017. Thank you to those who took the time to share your perspective on Toronto Pearson’s operations, the impact of noise on surrounding communities, and the potential for growth at the airport.

    Survey respondents were recruited in two ways:

    • Closed-call: paper surveys sent to more than 20,000 homes resulted in 1,229 responses
    • Open-call: online survey advertised in print and on social media resulted in 1,364 responses

    Altogether, we received feedback from 2,593 residents across the region. The open-call sample was more geographically concentrated than the closed-call sample. Of respondents from the open-call sample, 35% are from neighbourhoods bordering the airport, compared to 10% of respondents from the closed-call sample.

    Read the full report on survey results.