In accordance with our lease with the federal government, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is responsible for reducing noise for aircraft within a 10 nautical mile radius of the airport. To help us do this, we work with NAV Canada (air traffic control) and Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC).
Our Noise Management Office monitors noise and noise abatement procedures at Toronto Pearson. In addition to receiving, analyzing, and responding to complaints from the public, the GTAA reviews, recommends and implements changes to our noise policies.
New Noise Monitoring Terminal Locations Map 2014
New WebTrak is an online tool that provides near-real time and historical flight data so community members can investigate aircraft operations from any computer with internet access. WebTrak makes it easy for our neighbours and others to see what’s overhead and convenient to submit a noise complaint. It’s also available 24/7.
The Enforcement Office takes preventive actions and recommends assessment of penalties for potential noise violations. Although noise management at the airport is the responsibility of the GTAA, enforcement of penalties is the job of Civil Aviation at Transport Canada.
Please note: Aircraft flying over Toronto Pearson, or beyond our 10 nautical mile range, are the responsibility of Transport Canada. For noise complaints beyond the 10 nautical miles of Toronto Pearson, contact Transport Canada.