CommunityAIR’s Letter to Marc Garneau

By Wednesday, February 10, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

CommunityAIR - working towards a clean, green waterfront                                               Sent by Email to marc.garneau@parl.gc.ca February 8, 2016 Hon. Marc Garneau Minister of Transport Ottawa, Ontario Dear Minister: We were surprised by a media report yesterday that you are encouraging the United States government to provide US Customs pre-clearance at Toronto’s Island Airport (sometimes referred to as BBTCA). While Porter Airlines may wish you ...

No Jets

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

PortsToronto CEO Geoffrey Wilson sent the following message a short while ago to the waterfront stakeholder group that is part of PortsToronto's Environmental Assessment on the island airpoort expansion. December 8, 2015 Dear Stakeholder Advisory Committee Members: I am writing to you today to confirm our position and approach with regard to the studies and activities currently underway ...

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 ...

Transport Canada and Equal Treatment

By Wednesday, July 22, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

The 35-year fight over a Pickering Airport seems to be coming to an end. The federal government’s recent announcement about expansion of the Rouge River National Park means that the land once slated for an airport is now set for “trails, campgrounds, and other outdoor activities.” The airport opposition group, Land Over Landings, attended a meeting ...