Category Archives for "Aviation"

Dec 02

Ground-side Access to Pearson International Airport

By Transport Action Ontario | Aviation , Intercity Rail and Bus


The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is studying future airline passenger traffic in Southern Ontario.  It is recommending coordinated planning among all airports in the region.  One aspect that did not receive much focus in the study is the issue of ground-side access to Pearson International Airport.


Transport Action Ontario has sent a letter to GTAA identifying that ground-side airport access needs to be improved, particularly by working towards a better balance between road and rail options.  Our letter can be viewed here:   TAO-lettertoGTAA2015-12-02




Jul 07

Safety Issues to Consider in the Proposal to Expand Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

By Transport Action Ontario | Aviation


The Greater Waterfront Coalition, of which Transport Action Ontario is an active member, has released a 30 page report, together with photographs and illustrations,  on 11 safety issues associated with the  proposal to expand Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA).      The report calls for independent expert study of these issues.


The report has been presented to the Working Group of Waterfront Toronto’s Peer Review of the Environmental Assessment for this expansion.


The report can be viewed at this link:



May 15

Submission about Pickering Airport to 2015 Greenbelt Plan Review

By Transport Action Ontario | Aviation



The Ontario government is conducting its 10 year review of the Greenbelt Plan.   Transport Action Ontario made a submission to the province concerning the proposed Pickering Airport.  Although the presence or absence of this airport is not within the scope of the Greenbelt Plan Review, we believe that this airport will have a major deleterious effect on the Greenbelt lands.


Our submission can be viewed here:  TAO-Greenbelt(Pickering)2015-05



Dec 17

Response to Worksheet on Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA)

By Transport Action Ontario | Aviation , Latest News



On December 9, 2014, the first public meeting for the Environmental Assessment (EA)  for  Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA) was held.  This is one of a series of concurrent studies underway by the proponent (Toronto Port Authority) to amend the Tripartite Agreement to allow for an extension of the runway and the introduction of new-technology jets.

Transport Action Ontario has been very active on this file, and has met with the EA team twice to provide input into the scope of the study.  The public meeting posed four questions pertaining to the scope of the EA.  In response, we provided written answers to these questions, and sent these to the EA team.


Our response can be viewed here: TAO-BBTCAWorksheet2014-12



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