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PILTs and the Island Airport

By Wednesday, December 27, 2017 0 Permalink 28

This is the text of a letter sent to Toronto Mayor John Tory by CommunityAIR. Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto Dear Mayor Tory Re: PILTs and the Island Airport We read with interest the report this week of the City of Mississauga’s efforts to obtain redress for a number of outstanding grievances with the Greater Toronto Airport Authority, which operates ...

Rail Deck Park: Vastly Cheaper Alternative ‑ Island Airport Lands ‑ Available in 2033

By Thursday, November 23, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 32

  (Editor's Note: This is a press release from CommunityAIR) For Immediate Release Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Contact:  Brian Iler, Chair 416‑598‑0544 (work direct) We were struck by the preliminary cost estimate in yesterday’s report to the City of Toronto’s Executive Committee for the proposed Rail Deck Park project (8.3 hectares; 20 acres) is $1.665 billion (2017 constant dollars) or ...

Max Moore: Airport Subsidies or Toronto Parks

By Wednesday, November 22, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 33

For:  Toronto Star, Letter to the Editor Re:    Airport Subsidies or Toronto Parks  On one hand, Councillor Cressy is asking for $1.6 Billion dollars, to create a 20 acre Raildeck Park in downtown Toronto. With the other hand, the city is currently subsidizing Toronto Island Airport by renting 40 acres of prime island parkland to the Port Authority ...

CommunityAIR public meeting

By Friday, November 3, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 20

CommunityAIR public meeting: Time: Thursday November 16, 8:00 pm, Harbourfront Community Centre This meeting has been called to discuss the glaring lack of democratic representation on the Toronto Port Authority (now renamed Ports Toronto) Board of Directors. The following report summarizes the issues. What Happened to the Liberals’ Promise to Reform the Toronto Port Authority?     A Report by ...

Western Beaches Threatened

By Friday, September 29, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 20

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WESTERN BEACHES In 2005, $23 million was spent on a 600 M breakwall for the 2006 Club Crew World Dragonboat Championships. In 2009, Council approved the Western Beaches Master Plan, where use of the 4.4 km waterway from Ontario Place to the Humber River be primarily flat-water, an area that provides protected ...

Airport Noise Complaint, Sept. 19, 2017

By Tuesday, September 19, 2017 0 Permalink 20

Max Moore is a resident of Bathurst Quay and a member of CommunityAIR. He sent this e-mail today at 3:39 AM. Editor's note. For: Joe Cressy, Toronto City Council Re: Island Airport Noise Complaint, Sept. 19, 2017 I'm laying in bed at 3 am, listening to a loud hydrovac machine, which makes 94 DBC Decibels of noise, at the ...

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