CommunityAIR Press Release on Airport Noise

By Thursday, June 9, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

Noise from Island Airport Remains Intolerable For Immediate Release Wednesday, June 8, 2016 Brian Iler, Chair   In a release Monday, Ports Toronto attempts to paint a rosy picture of its efforts to reduce Island Airport noise. The reality is far different. From massive noise interference with the Harbourfront Music Garden’s performances to lost sleep by Bathurst Quay residents, Island Airport ...

When Is a Jet Not a Jet?

By Tuesday, November 24, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

In an astoundingly accurate example of Newspeak that would make George Orwell proud, the executive who developed Bombardier's CSeries jet engine says it's not a jet. It's a turbofan claims Pratt & Whitney's Graham Webb, the company's vice-president of commercial engine programs. Pratt & Whitney supplies Bombardier with its engines for the CSeries jets so ...

How to Make BBTCA Quiet

About 5:30 pm on Friday, June 19, Watefront Toronto organizers and staff started preparing for the Queen’s Quay Opening slated for 6 pm at the Simcoe WaveDeck. The screen shot below shows the location of the Simcoe WaveDeck. Location of the Opening Ceremonies The next screen shot shows the location of the WebTrak 5 monitor – the ...

Cause but No Effect

Billy Bishop Toronto Centre Airport (BBTCA) is the cause of much noise but justifiable complaints about it don’t seem to have much effect. Indeed PortsToronto is proud of its Noise Management Program. It said as much when it publicized its 2014 ‘annual’ noise report. However, CommunityAIR has voiced concerns about the policies’ effectiveness, in particular with ...

BBTCA and Environmental Assessment Feedback – Emergency Response and Access

This is the last 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 ...