Public meeting - Island Airport Ground Run-up Enclosure

On June 28, join myself, City staff, and Councillor McConnell at a community meeting on the application for a Ground Run-Up Enclosure at the Island Airport.

In March of this year, Councillor McConnell and I sent a letter to the Toronto Port Authority regarding the outstanding request for the construction of a Ground Run-Up Enclosure (GRE) at the Island Airport.  This GRE was also formally requested by the City in 2013 to help mitigate the noise impacts of airport operations on the local neighbourhood. 

A GRE is an open-air, acoustically engineered structure used to dampen the noise produced by engine maintenance run-up inspections. The City of Toronto is undertaking a technical review of the GRE, and invites you to attend a community consultation meeting on June 28, 2016 to learn more about the proposed design, construction and operation of this noise management facility.

Meeting information:

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Presentation at 7:30pm)
Place: Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre – Dance Studio (you can view the meeting flyer here)


In addition to the June 28, 2016 community meeting, the City is working with the Port Authority on a June 23, 2016 drop-in site meeting (6:30pm-7:30pm at BBTCA Terminal Building, Room LC02) to get a closer look at the proposed GRE location, and to speak with representatives from the Port Authority. Please contact Angela Homewood ([email protected]) of PortsToronto for further site meeting details.

You may also view a more detailed description of the GRE facility and related technical materials here.

To speak with City staff directly, contact Bryan Bowen at 416-338-4842 or [email protected]