Item - 2017.EY22.36

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on May 24, 2017 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Etobicoke York Community Council on May 2, 2017 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on May 24, 2017.

EY22.36 - Runway Rehabilitation Project at Pearson International Airport - Noise Impacts

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke Centre

City Council Decision

City Council on May 24, 25 and 26, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council request the Greater Toronto Airports Authority and NAV CANADA to use all resources and efforts available to complete as quickly as possible, runway construction works which produce negative aircraft noise impacts to communities in the Toronto area.

 

2.  City Council express its opposition to any changes to preferential runways which have a negative noise impact on any communities in the Toronto area.

 

3.  City Council request the City Clerk to forward a copy of this Item to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Helios, NAV CANADA, Transport Canada, and Members of Parliament for ridings in the Toronto area.

 

4.  City Council request the City Manager to report back to City Council through the Executive Committee on discussions with NAV Canada and the Federal Ministry of Transport as requested in Motion MM26.19 adopted by City Council at its October 2, 3 and 4, 2012 meeting.

Background Information (Community Council)

(May 1, 2017) Letter from Councillor Stephen Holyday, Ward 3 - Etobicoke Centre, regarding the Runway Rehabilitation Project at Pearson International Airport - Noise Impacts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-103475.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That City Council amend Etobicoke York Community Council Recommendations by deleting the words "Etobicoke York" and inserting the word "Toronto" so that they now read as follows:

 

1.  City Council request the Greater Toronto Airports Authority and NAV CANADA to use all resources and efforts available to complete as quickly as possible, runway construction works which produce negative aircraft noise impacts to communities in the Toronto area.

 

2.  City Council express its opposition to any changes to preferential runways which have a negative noise impact on any communities in the Toronto area.

 

3.  City Council request the City Clerk to forward a copy of this Item to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Helios, NAV CANADA, Transport Canada, and Members of Parliament for ridings in the Toronto area.

Vote (Amend Item) May-24-2017 6:49 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EY22.36 - Layton - motion 1a
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Michael Thompson

1b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That City Council request the City Manager to report back to City Council through the Executive Committee on discussions with NAV Canada and the federal Ministry of Transport as requested in Motion MM26.19 adopted by City Council at its October 2, 3 and 4, 2012 meeting.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-24-2017 6:50 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EY22.36 - Layton - motion 1b
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

EY22.36 - Runway Rehabilitation Project at Pearson International Airport - Noise Impacts

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke Centre

Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Greater Toronto Airports Authority and NAV CANADA to use all resources and efforts available to complete as quickly as possible, runway construction works which produce negative aircraft noise impacts to communities in the Etobicoke York area.

 

2.  City Council express its opposition to any changes to preferential runways which have a negative noise impact on any communities in the Etobicoke York area.

 

3.  City Council request the City Clerk to forward a copy of this Item to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Helios, NAV CANADA, Transport Canada, and Members of Parliament for ridings in the Etobicoke York area.

Origin

(May 1, 2017) Letter from Councillor Stephen Holyday, Ward 3 - Etobicoke Centre

Summary

In March 2017, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) commenced a major runway rehabilitation project on one of the East-West runways at Pearson International Airport. The construction work has resulted in variable runway closures and restrictions, and has required that many departing and arriving aircraft be re-routed to other runways including North-South runways over Central and South Etobicoke.

 

The additional air traffic activity represents nearly a tenfold increase in low-level flights over quiet Etobicoke neighbourhoods. This has had a marked detrimental impact to the quality of life and protection of sleep for Ward 3 residents and those of nearby communities.

 

In a recent public meeting at the airport, a number of residents expressed concerns over the changes to air traffic patterns, and frustration over the construction work. Responding to a question from a resident, the airport confirmed that the Toronto Airspace Review study conducted by Helios on behalf of NAV CANADA, is reviewing permanent changes to preferential runways. It was confirmed that if adopted, these changes could mean permanent increased air traffic for Central and South Etobicoke.

Background Information

(May 1, 2017) Letter from Councillor Stephen Holyday, Ward 3 - Etobicoke Centre, regarding the Runway Rehabilitation Project at Pearson International Airport - Noise Impacts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-103475.pdf

Motions

Motion to Add New Business at Committee moved by Councillor Sarah Doucette (Carried)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Carried)

That Etobicoke York Community Council amend Recommendation 3 to provide that a copy of the Item be forwarded to Members of Parliament for ridings in the Etobicoke York area.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council