Toronto Pearson is testing a summer weekend runway alternation program for eight weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) this summer.

As Canada’s busiest airport, Toronto Pearson understands its operations and growing demand for air travel have an impact on surrounding communities, which is why we are always working towards reducing noise impacts. One recent example is our three-year collaboration with NAV CANADA on The Six Ideas: A Quieter Operations Roadmap.

One of the Six Ideas consulted on is a Summer Weekend Runway Alternation Program. Many international airports use this kind of program to provide residents with relief from aircraft noise by rotating runway usage during periods when fewer aircraft are arriving and departing. These rotations are scheduled in advance so that residents know when to anticipate relief from aircraft noise. Toronto Pearson’s summer weekend runway alternation program is Idea 5 of the Six Ideas.

Testing for the Weekend Runway Alternation Program will help us validate the anticipated benefits to communities. It will also allow communities to provide us with informed feedback on their experience during the test.

Test Details:

  • Dates: Weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) from July 28 to September 16, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 a.m. to midnight
  • Scope: East/west runways only

Click here for more information on Toronto Pearson’s Initiatives & the Summer Weekend Runway Alteration Program