Runway Extension Petition

NOJetsTO is fighting to prevent jets at the Toronto Island Airport. Continuing the ban on jets at the Island Airport will confirm our Waterfront as our City’s prime recreational area.

Summary of issues:

1. The Tripartite Agreement that bans jets from the Island Airport allows a balanced life along the waterfront. Jets will tilt this balance for the benefit of Robert Deluce and the Island Airport

2. To allow jets, the runway will have to be extended 636 metres or 1400 feet into our Lake Ontario. This is a permanent change. The impact on Torontonians, marine life, communities and the environment would be tremendous.

3. Billions of public and private investment is being poured into revitalize the waterfront into a sustainable mixed work/life community. Jets will impact this investment and the growth of our city

4. Tourism will be affected. 12.5 million visit the Harbourfront each year. This does not include those who visit the Islands. Imagine jets flying by as you enjoy a boat cruise, or soak in the sun on HtO Park or Sugar Beach.

5. Noise pollution will increase along the waterfront affecting all the points mentioned above as well as those who have chosen to make the waterfront their home

6. Toronto already has a jet port ‑ Pearson. As of 2015 there will be a direct link from Union Station to Pearson. $1.4B has been spent on this to bring Toronto on par with other world class cities.

Join us in saying NOJetsTO and fight against Jets on the Toronto Island Airport.

The petition is linked here

No Jets TO is linked here

 

Comments

Tony
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I’m glad this petition is circulating

Sign the NoJets Petition | YQNA
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[…] The Island Airport sends large prop planes through the Waterfront. Now they want to double the business with jet planes — and we say NO! Enough is enough. This is our home and a favourite recreational area for the entire city. Help save our Waterfront and sign the petition here: NoJetsTO.ca. (Or read more details from YQNA.) […]

Ron Jenkins
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To be accurate, the Porter Airlines request for runway extensions is 2 x 168 metres (336 metres, or 1102 feet). Porter asserts that that 336 metres will suffice to include 2 x 150m Runway End Safety Areas (RESAs) should/when they are required by Transport Canada. If the RESAs are in fact required in addition to Porter’s request, then the number does become 636 metres as your point two above says. But in that case the Imperial measurement would be 2054 feet, not 1400 feet as converted above.

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