• Spring 06L/24R Runway Resurfacing

    Map of Runway Resurfacing

    Numbers represent the segments of work to be completed during Phase 1 (April 23 to June 2018). Please note that work will not occur in numerical order; the segment numbers provide a identifier for the area(s) being worked on.

    Resurfacing work on one of Canada’s busiest runways (06L/24R) began April 23, 2018. This project consists of electrical work and the milling and resurfacing of runway 06L/24R to keep the surface in top condition and ensure continued safe operations.

    Today's Status

    The resurfacing project for one of Canada’s busiest runways, 06L/24R, is now complete.

    Last updated: June 11, 2018


    Project Updates

    June 11 – Project Progress Report

    The resurfacing project for one of Canada’s busiest runways, 06L/24R, is now complete.

    As well as completing our summer resurfacing work, our team completed the work planned for the fall during this time. The success of this resurfacing project speaks to the incredible work was put into planning, management and execution. Thank you to our partners and employees across Toronto Pearson for your continued support.

    FUN FACT: On average, we milled an paved close to a kilometer-long section of runway every night, for a total of approximately 1,400 tonnes of asphalt!


    May 25 – Project Progress Report

    Update to the timeline: Remaining taxiway work is expected to be completed in June. We do not anticipate an impact to operations or the passenger experience as result.


    May 24 – Project Progress Report

    Pavement resurfacing on Runway 06L/24R is finished. The remaining work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. from May 24 to 27, and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on May 28. We do not anticipate an impact to operations or the passenger experience as result.


    May 18 – Project Progress Report

    Paving works on Runway 06L/24R are complete. There will be a pause in the remaining work from 6:00 a.m. on May 18 to 6:00 a.m. on May 23. Work will resume on Taxiway C2 on May 23. Taxiway C2 is scheduled for closure for approximately 1 week, but there is no impact to flight operations anticipated.


    May 14 – Project Progress Report

    Resurfacing update

    Resurfacing of runway 06L/24R is progressing according to plan, with over 50% of the project completed to-date. Work has now moved to the east end of the runway.



    Project Details

    This project is planned in two phases; phase one is planned for the spring, and phase two (as required) for the fall. Phase one includes 16 segments of work and is expected to be completed in June 2018.

    For the duration of phase one, the work is scheduled to take place between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The runway will be re-opened daily to enable normal operations.

    In comparison to spring 2017’s rehabilitation of the 05/23 runway, this work does not require a closure of the runway during peak hours. We have purposefully scheduled the work for off-peak hours when flight traffic is lowest.

    We are working to balance the complex needs of our operations and efforts to minimize disruption, with the need to complete this work. Regular updates will be provided to our passengers and our neighbours throughout the project here, on Twitter and through our monthly community newsletter, Checking In. Updates will also be provided on our Noise Advisory page.

    I live near the airport. Will this resurfacing work affect me?

    There is the possibility that the north/south runways may see increased traffic between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m., particularly during phases 1, 13a, 13b, 14, and 15. This is due to limited access to Runway 06R/24L while work is underway in those segments, which means that two east/west runways will be unavailable for flight operations at the same time. The preferential runway assignment will still apply to the defined nighttime hours which are 12:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.

    I’m scheduled to fly into/out of Toronto Pearson while this work is scheduled. Will this work affect my flight?

    Resurfacing work has been planned during off-peak hours to have minimal impact on regularly scheduled commercial flights.

    You may experience slightly longer than average aircraft taxi times during the 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. construction window, as the closure of 06L/24R may require some aircraft to take an alternate route to their assigned gate or runway.

    We work closely with our airline partners and NAV Canada, the organization that manages air traffic control for Canadian airports, to minimize the impact of resurfacing work on scheduled flights. We understand that interruptions to your travel can be frustrating and we appreciate your patience as we work to maintain continued safe operations.

    How do I submit a noise complaint related to the resurfacing project?

    Noise complaints can be submitted by phone or online. To submit a complaint using our online form, please visit our Noise Complaint page.

    To submit a complaint by phone, contact the Noise Management Office at (416) 247-7682. Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outside office hours, a prompted voice mail service will allow you to leave a complete and detailed message.