Mississauga News – Airplane traffic wreaking havoc on Mississauga residents

Airport Construction 

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Construction is being done on Runways 05 and 23 which, unfortunately, is diverting arrivals and departures to other flight paths. Here is a link to the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) regarding the current airport construction.  I have also included a link to the GTAA’s Community Environment & Noise Advisory Committee’s link for information on airport noise and the complaint process.


I had a meeting with a representative of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority’s Community Environment & Noise Advisory Committee two weeks ago to express the concerns of many residents who have contacted me. I also brought this matter up before Council on April 12th to advise my colleagues of the impact to your neighbourhood.


In addition, I sent the below email to the Representatives of GTAA and NavCan, Minister of Transport Marc Garneau, MP Peter Fonseca, MP Navdeep Bains and Mayor Bonnie Crombie. I have also requested MPs Fonseca and Bains attend the next GTAA CENAC meeting on Wednesday, April 19th and I have requested the GTAA to add this item to the April 19th Agenda wherein I will speak to same.


I have received confirmation that Mayor Crombie will also write to the parties listed above to express her concerns on your behalf.


From: Chris Fonseca

Sent: 2017/04/12 2:23 PM

To: ‘Marshall, Hillary’; howard.eng@gtaa.com; ‘Connelly, Robyn’; ‘kurtis.arnold@navcanada.ca’; ‘Leslie.calhoun@navcanada.ca’; ‘michelle.bishop@navcanada.ca’; peter.fonseca@parl.gc.ca; ‘Navdeep.Bains@parl.gc.ca’; ‘mintc@tc.gc.ca’

Cc: Mayor Bonnie Crombie

Subject: Construction at Pearson Airport

Good Afternoon All,

As Councillor of Ward 3, Mississauga and a Member of GTAA’s Community Environment & Noise Advisory Committee (CENAC), I am writing on behalf of my residents, many of which reside along the flight path directly under 33L and 33R.

With respect to the construction of Runways 05 and 23, I had only received formal notification on March 31st when in fact, construction had already commenced on March 28th. This lack of communication did not afford me ample opportunity to provide my residents with due notice nor did the GTAA or NavCan directly communicate with the impacted communities.

The Construction Notice indicates, “airfield maintenance and construction that could lead to increased usage of certain runways”. I have heard from numerous residents in the Rockwood, Fleetwood and Markland Woods neighbourhoods that are experiencing flights every minute of every day 24/7. This is an unacceptable impact on these communities. In particular, from 11pm to 3am with a short reprieve until 5:30am, then again from 5:30am to 6:30am. These neighbourhoods are inundated with flights at heights from 350’ to 1000’ with decibels reaching 77 every minute. This is not sustainable even during a construction period.

After meeting with a representative of the GTAA, I understand that they are now going to roll out a more comprehensive communications program. I respectfully request that this communication be mailed directly to impacted communities.

With respect, I do not believe other operational considerations have been reviewed fully, and I would ask that both the GTAA and NavCan provide a full explanation of the current operations. I respectfully urge the GTAA and NavCan to, at a minimum, implement an operation through the remainder of the construction period that considers the use of the north south runway in nighttime operations so that residents have some reprieve. I would also like an assurance from the GTAA and NavCan that this is not a trial for further airport expansion.

I encourage MP Peter Fonseca and Honourable MP Navdeep Bains to attend the next CENAC meeting on Wednesday, April 19th at 6pm, 3111 Convair Drive, Mississauga wherein I will speak to this matter on the Agenda.

I respectfully request an apology to the community as well as an amended construction plan to take the community’s concerns into consideration.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.



Councillor Chris Fonseca, Ward 3




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