Buttonville Municipal Airport
Buttonville Municipal Airport or Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport is a medium-sized airport in Buttonville, Canada, within Markham, bordering Richmond Hill and 29 km north of downtown Toronto. It is operated by Torontair. Due to its proximity to Toronto's suburbs, there are several strict noise-reduction procedures for aircraft using the airport, open and staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In 2014, Buttonville was Canada's 20th busiest airport by aircraft movements. There is a weather station located at the airport; the airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is serviced by the Canada Border Services Agency on a call-out basis from the Oshawa Airport during weekdays and the Toronto Island Airport during weekends. CBSA officers at this airport handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers. Fred F. Gillies was the operator of Buttonville Airport and Gillies Flying Service starting in 1953 until he retired in 1958. Buttonville Airport began to grow as a grass airstrip in 1953 when Leggat Aviation moved its operations from Barker Field in Toronto.
The airstrip became an official airport in 1962. In September 2009, the Sifton family, owners of the airport, announced plans to re-develop the airport from 2009 to 2016 into a mixed use of commercial and residential development. In the meantime the airport will continue to operate and unknown plans for the airport operations to re-locate to another GTA airport or cease operations altogether. On 28 October 2010, a press release announced that a joint real estate venture had purchased the 170-acre property on 7 October, which will be re-developed by Cadillac Fairview. Plans include condominiums, retail shops, office space. Due to planning delays, in 2018 Cadillac Fairview announced the site will continue to operate as an airport until at least 2023. Buttonville Airport is owned, although profitable for the last 25 years is threatened with closure due to Urban encroachment and soaring land values. GTAA provided a monetary incentive to keep the airport open, but this was stopped in 2009. At the time the GTAA blamed a financial crunch cause by a momentary decrease in traffic at Pearson Airport for eliminating the subsidies.
Traffic at Pearson has since increased from 30 million passengers a year in 2009 to 47 million passengers a year in 2017. Transport Canada has not yet made a decision on the Pickering Airport project. There are three non-precision instrument approaches available: a Global Positioning System approach to runway 33, a non-directional beacon approach to runway 21, a localizer approach to runway 15. Buttonville Airport is in a Class D control zone. Two way communication must be established prior to aircraft entering the zone; the airport has a control tower using the frequencies 127.10 MHz for Automatic Terminal Information Service, 121.80 MHz for ground control, 124.80 MHz for tower. When the tower is open between 0700 and 2300 local; when the tower is closed Buttonville reverts to a Class E control zone, 124.80 MHz therefore becomes a mandatory frequency. The London Flight Information Centre has a Remote Communications Outlet at the airport operating on the frequency 123.15 MHz. Toronto Terminal handles instrument flight rules arrivals and departures and Visual Flight Rules flight following on 133.40 MHz.
Flightline is available on 123.50 MHz. There are three ground-based navigation aids attached to the Buttonville airport: a low-power NDB on the frequency 248 kHz with the identifier "KZ", located 4.4 nautical miles northeast of the airport a distance measuring equipment on channel 48 with the identifier "IKZ", located on the airfield a localizer for runway 15 on the frequency 111.1 MHz No practice circuits outside of YKZ Control Tower hours of operation. No practice IFR approaches outside YKZ Control Tower hours of operation. No practice Engine Failure on Take Off procedure in the YKZ Positive Control Zone. No touch and go circuits by excessively noisy aircraft, it has been agreed with the airport and the City of Markham that no circuit practice will occur between the hours of 1600h and 2000h during all long weekend holidays. On January 17, 2006, Nav Canada announced plans for the construction of a new air traffic control tower at Buttonville Airport, it is located at the south end of airport next to FlightExec offices on Allstate Parkway.
The new tower, representing an investment of over $2 million, replaced the existing facility, built in 1967 and had reached the end of its useful life. Construction began in Fall 2006 and became operational on June 26, 2007; the new tower provided expanded operational space, optimal visibility and the latest in air navigation equipment and technology for 10 air traffic controllers and one support staff who provided service to 84,000 aircraft movements per year at Buttonville Airport. It is located on the south side of the airport – the opposite side of the old tower; the new tower was designed and built using a modular design enabling the facility to be relocated in the future. New equipment and technology include the Nav Canada Auxiliary Radar Display System and the company's state-of-the-art voice communications switch. NAV Canada shut down operations of the air traffic control tower on January 3, 2019. Air BP – aviation fuel supplier Air Partners Incorporated – maintenance Aviation Unlimited – parts and aircraft sales distributor for Piper, Diamond and Columbia Buttonville Flying Club CFMJ-AM, 640 AM Richmond Hill CFTO-CTV News/Traffic Air Unit 680 News Traffic Unit Canadian Flyers flight traini
Markham Airport or Toronto/Markham Airport, is a private aerodrome operating 2.6 nautical miles north of Markham, Canada near Toronto. The airport was founded in 1965 by two former Polish air force pilots and is owned by Wings of Flights, Inc. and operated by Markham Airport Inc. The airport is not part of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority; the airport consists of a single 2,013 ft runway for private aircraft only. The Royal Canadian Air Cadets Gliding Program uses the north side of the runway 09/27 for glider operations in the spring and fall months, use a northern traffic pattern. Coordinates: N43 56 09 W79 15 44 UTC−5 Runway 09/27: 2,013 ft × 50 ft - asphalt Elevation: 807’ VTA A5000 F-21 Unicom Frequency: 122.80 Runway orientation: 09/27 Lighting: 09-, 27- PNR Opr ATF: UNICOM LTD HRS o/t TFC 122.8 5 NM 3500 ASL excluding portion within CYKZ CZ capped at 2000 ASL Radio: 122.8 MHz for ATF radio communications Tower: none - ATC operates from Buttonville Municipal Airport Buildings: Aerodrome, airport office, small hangar, assortment of pre-fabricated buildings and portables Address: 10953 Highway 48, Markham, ON L3P 3J7There are plans for more hangars, museum building, helipad and an expanded 6,000 ft runway, but it would require approval as the runway would require additional land and is restricted from expansion due by Pickering Airport plans.
Central Region Spring Familiarization Flying Program - Royal Canadian Air Cadets Greater Toronto Gliding Centre Located at the entrance of the airfield is a classrooms used by tenant flight school Canadian Flyer International. There is one small hangar at the airport with most aircraft parked on the grass on the south side of the runway. A number of storage sheds and trailers are found at the airport; the airport tarmac is home to a few aircraft and other military equipment from the Canadian Air and Sea Museum. CT-128 Expeditor transport CT-133 Silver Star CF-5 Freedom Fighter CF-104 Starfighter Canadair CL-13 Sabre Schweizer SGS 2-33A Royal Canadian Air Cadets Noorduyn Norseman - shell only Bedford TK 4x4 - appears to have disappeared There are GO Transit flag stops of either side of Highway 48 at the entrance of the airport serving bus Route 71. GO Transit Stouffville trains pass to the east of the airport. Most users of Markham Airport can take a taxi. Highway 48 and Elgin Mills Road are the closest major roads serving the airport.
There is limited parking at the airport on the south side of the driveway next to the airport buildings and end of the driveway. The airport has an office staffed by 5 employees; the airport relies on local fire services. Markham Fire and Emergency Services Stations 9-7 and 9-8 are the nearest within Markham, although Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire Department Station 5-1 is closer to the airport. Medical services are provided by Station 21 in Stouffville; the only aviation fuel available at Markham Airport is 100LL for light aircraft. The airport's future is tied to the development of the Pickering Airport and restrictions under the Aeronautics Act. List of airports in the Greater Toronto Area Page about this airport on COPA's Places to Fly airport directory
Not to be confused with Canadian Transportation Agency. Transport Canada is the department within the Government of Canada responsible for developing regulations and services of transportation in Canada, it is part of the Transportation and Communities portfolio. The current Minister of Transport is Marc Garneau. Transport Canada is headquartered in Ontario; the Department of Transport was created in 1935 by the government of William Lyon Mackenzie King in recognition of the changing transportation environment in Canada at the time. It merged three departments: the former Department of Railways and Canals, the Department of Marine and Fisheries, the Civil Aviation Branch of the Department of National Defence under C. D. Howe, who would use the portfolio to rationalize the governance and provision of all forms of transportation, he created Trans-Canada Air Lines. The Department of Transport Act came into force November 2, 1936. Prior to a 1994 federal government reorganization, Transport Canada had a wide range of operational responsibilities including the Canadian Coast Guard, the Saint Lawrence Seaway and seaports, as well as Via Rail and CN Rail.
Significant cuts to Transport Canada at that time resulted in CN Rail being privatized, the coast guard being transferred to Fisheries and Oceans, the seaway and various ports and airports being transferred to local operating authorities. Transport Canada emerged from this process as a department focused on policy and regulation rather than transportation operations. In 2004, Transport Canada introduced non-passenger screening to enhance both airport and civil aviation security. Transport Canada's headquarters are located in Ottawa at Place de Ville, Tower C. Transport Canada has regional headquarters in: Vancouver – Government of Canada Building on Burrard Street and Robson Street Edmonton – Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Avenue NW Winnipeg – Macdonald Building, 344 Edmonton Street Toronto – Government of Canada Building, 4900 Yonge Street Dorval – Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport, 700 Place Leigh-Capreol Moncton – Heritage Building, 95 Foundry Street Minister of Transport Marc GarneauDeputy Minister, Transport Canada Michael KeenanAssociate Deputy Minister, Thao Pham Assistant Deputy Minister and Security, Kevin Brousseau Associate Assistant Deputy Minister and Security, Aaron McCrombie Assistant Deputy Minister, Pierre-Marc Mongeau Associate Assistant Deputy Minister and Lead, Navigation Protection Act Review, Catherine Higgens Assistant Deputy Minister, Lawrence Hanson Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services, André Lapointe Assistant Deputy Minister, Natasha Rascanin Director General, Corporate Secretariat, Tom Oommen Director General and Marketing, Dan Dugas Regional Director General, Atlantic Region, Ann Mowatt Regional Director General, Quebec Region, Albert Deschamps Regional Director General, Ontario Region, Tamara Rudge Regional Director General and Northern Region, Michele Taylor Regional Director General, Pacific Region, Robert Dick Departmental General Counsel, Henry K. Schultz Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive, Martin Rubenstein Transport Canada is responsible for enforcing several Canadian legislation, including the Aeronautics Act, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, Motor Vehicle Safety Act, Canada Transportation Act, Railway Safety Act, Canada Shipping Act, 2001, Marine Transportation Security Act amongst others.
Each inspector with delegated power from the Minister of Transport receives official credentials to exercise their power, as shown on the right. These inspectors are public officers identified within the Criminal Code of Canada; the Motor Vehicle Safety Act was established in 1971 in order to create safety standards for cars in Canada. The department acts as the federal government's funding partner with provincial transport ministries on jointly-funded provincial transportation infrastructure projects for new highways. TC manage a database of traffic collisions in Canada. Transport Canada's role in railways include: railway safety surface and intermodal security strategies for rail travel accessibility safety of federally regulated railway bridges safety and security of international bridges and tunnels Inspecting and testing traffic control signals, grade crossing warning systems rail operating rules regulations and services for safe transport of dangerous goods Canadian Transport Emergency Centre to assist emergency response and handling dangerous goods emergenciesFollowing allegations by shippers of service level deterioration, on April 7, 2008, the federal government of Canada launched a review of railway freight service within the country.
Transport Canada, managing the review, plans to investigate the relationships between Canadian shippers and the rail industry with regards to the two largest railroad companies in the country, Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National Railway. On June 26, 2013, the Fair Rail Freight Service Act became law, a response to the Rail Freight Service Review’s Final Report. Transport Canada is responsible for the waterways inside and surrounding Canada; these responsibilities include: responding and investigating marine accidents within Canadian waters enforcing marine acts and regulations establishing and enforcing marine personnel standards and pilotage Marine Safety Marine Security regulating the operation of marine vessels in Canadian watersAs of 2003 the Office of Boating Safety and the Navigable Waters Protection Program were transferred back to Transport Canada. As was certain regulatory aspects of Emergen
Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada, with a population of 2,731,571 in 2016. Current to 2016, the Toronto census metropolitan area, of which the majority is within the Greater Toronto Area, held a population of 5,928,040, making it Canada's most populous CMA. Toronto is the anchor of an urban agglomeration, known as the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. A global city, Toronto is a centre of business, finance and culture, is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world. People have travelled through and inhabited the Toronto area, situated on a broad sloping plateau interspersed with rivers, deep ravines, urban forest, for more than 10,000 years. After the broadly disputed Toronto Purchase, when the Mississauga surrendered the area to the British Crown, the British established the town of York in 1793 and designated it as the capital of Upper Canada. During the War of 1812, the town was the site of the Battle of York and suffered heavy damage by United States troops.
York was incorporated in 1834 as the city of Toronto. It was designated as the capital of the province of Ontario in 1867 during Canadian Confederation; the city proper has since expanded past its original borders through both annexation and amalgamation to its current area of 630.2 km2. The diverse population of Toronto reflects its current and historical role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. More than 50 percent of residents belong to a visible minority population group, over 200 distinct ethnic origins are represented among its inhabitants. While the majority of Torontonians speak English as their primary language, over 160 languages are spoken in the city. Toronto is a prominent centre for music, motion picture production, television production, is home to the headquarters of Canada's major national broadcast networks and media outlets, its varied cultural institutions, which include numerous museums and galleries and public events, entertainment districts, national historic sites, sports activities, attract over 25 million tourists each year.
Toronto is known for its many skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, the CN Tower. The city is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the headquarters of Canada's five largest banks, the headquarters of many large Canadian and multinational corporations, its economy is diversified with strengths in technology, financial services, life sciences, arts, business services, environmental innovation, food services, tourism. When Europeans first arrived at the site of present-day Toronto, the vicinity was inhabited by the Iroquois, who had displaced the Wyandot people, occupants of the region for centuries before c. 1500. The name Toronto is derived from the Iroquoian word tkaronto, meaning "place where trees stand in the water"; this refers to the northern end of what is now Lake Simcoe, where the Huron had planted tree saplings to corral fish. However, the word "Toronto", meaning "plenty" appears in a 1632 French lexicon of the Huron language, an Iroquoian language.
It appears on French maps referring to various locations, including Georgian Bay, Lake Simcoe, several rivers. A portage route from Lake Ontario to Lake Huron running through this point, known as the Toronto Carrying-Place Trail, led to widespread use of the name. In the 1660s, the Iroquois established two villages within what is today Toronto, Ganatsekwyagon on the banks of the Rouge River and Teiaiagon on the banks of the Humber River. By 1701, the Mississauga had displaced the Iroquois, who abandoned the Toronto area at the end of the Beaver Wars, with most returning to their base in present-day New York. French traders abandoned it in 1759 during the Seven Years' War; the British defeated the French and their indigenous allies in the war, the area became part of the British colony of Quebec in 1763. During the American Revolutionary War, an influx of British settlers came here as United Empire Loyalists fled for the British-controlled lands north of Lake Ontario; the Crown granted them land to compensate for their losses in the Thirteen Colonies.
The new province of Upper Canada was being needed a capital. In 1787, the British Lord Dorchester arranged for the Toronto Purchase with the Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation, thereby securing more than a quarter of a million acres of land in the Toronto area. Dorchester intended the location to be named Toronto. In 1793, Governor John Graves Simcoe established the town of York on the Toronto Purchase lands, naming it after Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany. Simcoe decided to move the Upper Canada capital from Newark to York, believing that the new site would be less vulnerable to attack by the United States; the York garrison was constructed at the entrance of the town's natural harbour, sheltered by a long sand-bar peninsula. The town's settlement formed at the eastern end of the harbour behind the peninsula, near the present-day intersection of Parliament Street and Front Street. In 1813, as part of the War of 1812, the Battle of York ended in the town's capture and plunder by United States forces.
The surrender of the town was negotiated by John Strachan. American soldiers destroyed much of the garrison and set fire to the parliament buildings during their five-day occupation; because of the sacking of York, British troops retaliated in the war with the Burning of Wa
Downsview Airport or Toronto/Downsview Airport is located in the North York district of Toronto, Canada. An air field air force base, it has been a testing facility for Bombardier Aerospace since 1994. Bombardier has sold the facility and manufacturing plant and its future is uncertain. Downsview Airport has its own fire service. Bombardier Emergency Services employees are cross-trained as firefighters, first responders and airport security. Downsview Airfield opened in 1929 as one of two airports in the area, it was built by de Havilland Canada for testing aircraft at the plant at the site. The site was expanded during World War II by the Royal Canadian Air Force and renamed RCAF Station Downsview; the Downsview Airport was developed in 1939 as an airfield next to an aircraft manufacturing plant operated by de Havilland Canada. In 1947, the Department of National Defence purchased property surrounding the airfield and expanded it, creating RCAF Station Downsview to provide an air base for Royal Canadian Air Force units.
The base was renamed Canadian Forces Base Toronto in 1968 and retained this name until its closure in 1996. Since 1998, the property has been administered by a civilian Crown corporation, Parc Downsview Park, which co-manages the airfield with Bombardier Aerospace. In recent years the property has been undergoing various landscape usage plans and some redevelopment has taken place; the airfield was used in recent years to host the 1984 and 2002 papal visits by Pope John Paul II, as well as to host the Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert headlined by The Rolling Stones to revive the local economy after the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak in 2003. The airfield has served as a test site for several famous aircraft produced by de Havilland and Avro Canada, including the Beaver, the Twin Otter, Dash 8 and the Avro Arrow; the airport is available to pilots only with prior permission. Bombardier Aerospace owns 12 hangars in the southwest corner of the airport, where the Dash 8 is built and assembled.
The Bombardier Global Express and the Bombardier Global 5000 are assembled here at the Downsview plant, as are the wings and wingboxes of the Learjet 45. The Bombardier CSeries jet is assembled in Montreal; the airport has 15/33 at 7,000 ft with a parallel taxiway. Runway 09/27 at 3,164 ft is closed, as is runway 04/22 at 4,000 ft. Bombardier has an agreement to sell the Downsview Airport and its manufacturing plant to PSP Investments. Under the agreement, Bombardier can use Downsview for up to five years. Bombardier signed a lease agreement with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority to build a new facility at Pearson Airport on 38 acres where it would move the production of its Global series planes. Plans for Dash 8 production were not announced at that time. In November 2018, Bombardier sold the Dash 8 business and the DeHavilland name to Viking Air, which has not disclosed its long-term plans for Dash 8 production beyond the existing agreed-upon timeframe for Downsview. A series of homes were built for Canadian Forces personnel at the corner of Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West and at the south end of the base property.
Access to the north end housing on Robert Woodhead Crescent and John Drury Drive was restricted to base personnel and fenced off from the neighbouring properties. With most of the military base being closed down, the housing has been torn down. Parc Downsview Park – Government of Canada Bombardier Aerospace Tree City The Hangar Sports Complex Toronto Roller Derby The Toronto Wildlife Centre Toronto Football Club Training Facility and Academy Canadian Armed Forces 4th Canadian Division headquarters Area Support Unit Toronto Denison Armoury 32 Canadian Brigade Group headquarters 2 Intelligence Company 32 Combat Engineer Regiment 25 Service Battalion The Governor General's Horse Guards Toronto Transit Commission Wilson Subway YardBuildings located within or next to the airport: Bombardier Aerospace facility – southwest end of the airport CFB Downsview hangars – northeast end of the airport Farmers market – northwest end Downsview Park station – north end, combined subway/commuter train stationFormer tenants Canadian Air and Space Museum the Toronto Aerospace Museum and before that the original factory for de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Most of the roads at Downsview are city-owned roadways: John Drury Drive - portions are a private access road for Canadian Forces Yukon Lane Carl Hall Road Canuck Avenue Hanover Road Beffort Road Robert Woodhead Crescent - private access road for Canadian Forces Garratt Blvd Plewes Road February 14, 1956, a pre-delivery de Havilland U-1A Otter for the United States Army broke up mid-air and crashed near Downsview, killing all five on board.
List of airports in the Greater Toronto Area Canadian Air & Space Museum Parc Downsview Park 410 to 419 Squadrons Bruce Forsyth's Military History Page
Burlington Executive Airport
Burlington Executive Airport, is a small operated general aviation registered aerodrome in rural Burlington, Ontario west of Toronto. The possible closure of Buttonville Municipal Airport is expected to lead to an increase in traffic; the airport was founded by Victor and Gwen Kovachik in 1962. The western suburbs of Toronto grew up around it, it is now a popular airport for Toronto-area pilots and has become a thriving airport; the airport was purchased by Vince Rossi in 2006. Magnetic variation: 10° west Communications: Unicom/ATF: Burlington Unicom/Traffic, 123.5 MHz Burlington's main runway - 14/32 -, 3,950 ft × 100 ft Right-hand circuits runway 32, 27 Residents neighbouring the airport property have raised a number of concerns about substantial amounts of fill being moved onto the site. Airport officials have indicated that the work they are doing is to raise and level a large portion of the site for expansion of the airport; the City of Burlington has taken the position that the city's site alteration bylaw is applicable and must be complied with.
As a result, the City of Burlington issued an Order to Comply related to the city's Site Alteration Bylaw 6-2003 on 3 May 2013. In May 2014, the Burlington Airpark filed a $100,000 claim for libel against Pepper Parr, Vanessa Warren, Monte Dennis, seeking damages for comments made in relation to the Airpark's fill operation. Pepper Parr is the president of the online newspaper the Burlington Gazette. Vanessa Warren is the former Chair of the Rural Burlington Greenbelt Coalition and was a candidate for Municipal and Regional Council in 2014. Monte Dennis is the current Co-Chair of the RBGC and member of Citizens Opposed to Paving the Escarpment and Coalition on the Niagara Escarpment Warren and Dennis have characterized this claim as a SLAPP - strategic lawsuit against public participation. In September 2014 Burlington City Council approved an update to its Site Alteration By-Law. By-Law 64-2014 replaced the earlier By-Law 6-2003, established to protect and conserve topsoil and for prohibiting the alteration of property within the City of Burlington.
According to the staff report E-10-14, the updated By-Law would provide the City with better regulatory abilities for large scale site alteration operations. There were changes to the fee structure to provide more appropriate cost recoveries for the administrative and inspection duties of staff. In April 2015 Burlington City Council gave staff authority to take Burlington Airpark Inc. back to court over failure to comply with the municipal bylaw. On 21 May 2015, the Ontario Court of Justice heard a motion from Burlington Airpark Inc. to remove paragraphs from a City of Burlington affidavit supporting the city's application. Burlington Airpark Inc. argued these paragraphs contain an improper reference to "without prejudice" discussions between the city and the Airpark. The Ontario Court of Justice granted the motion to remove the paragraphs from the affidavit and awarded Burlington Airpark Inc. $3,500 in costs to be paid by the city. The court date to hear the city's application regarding Burlington Airpark Inc. was rescheduled from 28 May 2015, to 10 November 2015, before a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
In October 2015, the Ontario government passed Bill 52, the Protection of Public Participation Act 2015, which aims to allow the public to participate more in public discussions without fear of retribution by giving them a better way to defend themselves against strategic lawsuits. The act is not retroactive to claims filed prior to it going into effect. In December 2015 Rural Burlington Greenbelt Coalition launched a crowdfunding campaign to help Warren and Dennis pay their legal costs with a goal of $100,000; as of October 2016 the campaign had raised just over $8000. On 30 June 2016, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled in favour of the City of Burlington's application to compel Burlington Airpark Inc. to submit an application for a site alteration permit to comply with site alteration bylaw 64-2014. With the court ruling, Burlington Airpark Inc is now required to file an application for a site alteration permit for the fill deposited between 2008-2013; the owners of the airpark filed an appeal immediately disputing the applicability of the bylaw.
On November 8, 2016 the City of Burlington announced that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ordered Burlington Airpark Inc. to pay City of Burlington court costs in the amount of $118,327.53. On May 24, 2017 it was reported. In a written decision, Justice Robert J. Sharpe said he recognizes the importance of enforcing standards designed to protect the public from environmental harm, but noted the task in the appeal was limited to determining if the city's 2014 bylaw applied. Justice Sharpe states he saw no language in the city's 2014 bylaw to suggest it was meant to operate retroactively. In a Press Release the City of Burlington indicated it was disappointed with the Court's decision and that it would continue to use its regulatory authority to require a site alteration permit for any new fill proposed to be deposited at the Airpark site. List of airports in the Greater Toronto Area Burlington Airpark Web Site Page about this airport on COPA's Places to Fly airport directory City of Burlington Airpark information portal
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Lester B. Pearson International Airport, corporately branded as Toronto Pearson International Airport, is the primary international airport serving Toronto, its metropolitan area, surrounding region known as the Golden Horseshoe in the province of Ontario, Canada, it is the largest and busiest airport in Canada, the second-busiest international air passenger gateway in the Americas, the 31st-busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, handling 49.5 million passengers in 2018. The airport is named in honour of Lester B. Pearson, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and 14th Prime Minister of Canada. Toronto Pearson is located 22.5 kilometres northwest of Downtown Toronto, with the majority of the airport situated in the adjacent city of Mississauga, a small portion of the airfield extending into Toronto's western district of Etobicoke. It features five runways and two passenger terminals along with numerous cargo and maintenance facilities on a site that covers 1,867 hectares. Pearson Airport is the primary hub for Air Canada.
It serves as a hub for WestJet, cargo airline FedEx Express and as a base of operations for Air Transat and Sunwing Airlines. Pearson is operated by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority as part of Transport Canada's National Airports System, is the largest airport in the world with facilities for United States border preclearance. An extensive network of non-stop domestic flights is operated from Toronto Pearson by several airlines to all major and many secondary cities across all provinces of Canada; as of 2019, over 75 airlines operate around 1,250 daily departures from the airport to more than 180 destinations across all six of the world's inhabited continents. In 1937, the Government of Canada agreed to support the building of two airports in the Toronto area. One site selected was on the Toronto Islands in Downtown Toronto, the present-day Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport; the other site selected was an area northwest of Toronto near the town of Malton, intended to serve as an alternate to the downtown airport but instead would become its successor.
The first scheduled passenger flight at the Malton Airport was a Trans-Canada Air Lines DC-3 that landed on August 29, 1939. During World War II, the Royal Canadian Air Force established a base at the airport as a component of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. RCAF Station Malton was home to several training schools and was in operation between 1940-1946. In 1958, the City of Toronto sold the Malton Airport to the Government of Canada, which subsequently changed the name of the facility to Toronto International Airport, under the management of Transport Canada; the airport was renamed Lester B. Pearson International Airport in 1984, in honour of Toronto-born Lester B. Pearson, the fourteenth Prime Minister of Canada and recipient of the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize; the Greater Toronto Airports Authority assumed management and control of the airport in 1996, has used the name Toronto Pearson International Airport for the facility since the transition. Toronto Pearson International Airport has two active public terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.
Both terminals are designed to handle all three sectors of travel, which results in terminal operations at Pearson being grouped for airlines and airline alliances, rather than for domestic and international routes. Terminal 2 was demolished and replaced with an expanded Terminal 1. A third public terminal, the Infield Concourse acts as an extension of Terminal 3 providing additional bridged gates. Measuring over 346,000 square metres, Terminal 1 is the largest airport terminal in Canada and the 12th largest in the world by floor space. Air Canada and all other Star Alliance airlines that serve Pearson are based at Terminal 1. Non-alliance airline Emirates uses the terminal. Terminal 1 was designed by a joint venture known as Airports Architects Canada made up of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Adamson Associates Architects and Moshe Safdie and Associates, it contains 58 gates: D1, D3, D5, D7-D12, D20, D22, D24, D26, D28, D31–D45, D51, D53, D55, D57, F60–F63, F64A–F64B, F65, F66A–F66B, F/E67–F/E81, F59, F82-F83, F84-F99.
Two of the gates, E73 and E75, can accommodate the Airbus A380. Along with the standard customs and immigration facilities, Terminal 1 contains special customs "B" checkpoints along the international arrivals walkway. Passengers connecting from an international or trans-border arrival to another international departure in Terminal 1 go to one of these checkpoints for passport control and immigration checks are directed to Pier F for departure; this alleviates the need to recheck bags, pass through security screening, relieves congestion in the primary customs hall. An eight-level parking garage with 8,400 public parking spaces across from Terminal 1 is connected to the terminal by several elevated and enclosed pedestrian walkways. Terminal 1 is home to the world's fastest moving walkway. Terminal 3 is a 178,000-square-metre facility designed by B+H Architects and Scott Associates Architects Inc, it is used by all SkyTeam and Oneworld airlines that serve Pearson, along with Air Transat, Etihad Airways, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet and all other airlines that are unaffiliated with an airline alliance.
Terminal 3 has 46 gates: B1a-B1d, B2a, B2c, B3-B5