CommunityAIR Press Release

By Tuesday, September 8, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

CommunityAIR - working towards a clean, green waterfront Question for Transport Canada: Why Demand Huge Wildlife Hazard Zone for Pickering - But None for Island Airport? For Immediate Release Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Contact: Brian Iler, Chair 416-835-4384 (cell) 416-598-0544 (work direct) While it is a bit of a surprise that Transport Canada still persists in its Pickering Airport fantasy (after being ...

Transport Canada, Aviation and Environment

By Thursday, July 23, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

It remains to be seen how Transport Canada will react to a Billy Bishop Toronto CityAirport (BBTCA) Environmental Assessment (EA) that stops or restricts airport expansion. Transport Canada recently posted a document on its website concerning airports winter maintenance and planning. The advisory circular for airports that offer scheduled commercial service consolidates several circulars to provide ...

The PortsToronto EA and a Ray of Hope

“It’s quiet, too quiet”, is an old movie trope to denote an imminent threat or danger. It certainly has nothing to do with the noisy Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA)! The trope may be old but it still applies today when it comes to PortsToronto’s quest to expand BBTCA through its sham EA. The State ...

Caution – BBTCA Noise Area

PortsToronto’s Environmental Assessment (EA) seems to be geared towards an enabling plan rather than a true EA. As such, it will need to get around the noise that airport produces other than that specified by the Tripartite Agreement (Agreement). The Agreement itself and PortsToronto’s interpretation of how the Q400 with two out of three sound ...

BBTCA and Environmental Assessment Feedback – Permitted and Proposed Growth Scenarios

This is the sixth in a series of comments CommunityAIR submitted on Wednesday, May 20, on the Proposed Environmental Assessment (EA) Study Design/Scope in what has been described by people with experience in such matters as a sham EA. The PortsToronto consultant, AECOM, proposes to consider public comments in deciding the final study components that AECOM ...

BBTCA and Environmental Assessment Feedback – Runway End Safety Areas

This is the fifth in a series of comments CommunityAIR submitted on Wednesday, May 20, on the Proposed Environmental Assessment (EA) Study Design/Scope in what has been described by people with experience in such matters as a sham EA. The PortsToronto consultant, AECOM, proposes to consider public comments in deciding the final study components that AECOM ...