• Crane and Aerial Devices Permit Requests

    Toronto Pearson is Canada’s busiest airport and safety is a primary goal. To support this goal, Airport Zoning Regulations (AZRs) have been implemented.

    AZRs assist in:

    • Maintaining the safety of aircraft in the airport’s vicinity.
    • Shielding navigational aids from obstacles.
    • Setting a maximum height limit for structures and natural objects surrounding the airport.
    • Not permitting the dumping of waste materials on lands adjacent to airports.

    Aerial devices—any vehicle-mounted or self-propelled device, telescoping extensible or articulating, or both, which is primarily designed to position personnel or equipment at height—may be required to perform work on structures within the airport’s obstacle assessment area. In order for Toronto Pearson to assess whether an aerial device is within permissible parameters, please fill out and submit the crane permit form below.

    There are three methods for determining whether a crane location requires a permit:

    If you are building a new structure or altering an existing structure, land use approvals are necessary from both Toronto Pearson and NavCanada before a crane operation permit can be issued. Visit NavCanada’s website for more on their land use program.

    Criteria for crane approvals:

    • All requests must be received by 1:30 p.m. local time, two business days ahead of the scheduled lift.
    • A separate and fully completed Crane Permit Assessment Form must be submitted for every address at which you intend to perform work.
    • Maximum tip height requested for this lift must be provided. (This may not be the maximum height the crane is capable of).
    • Tower crane assessments may take up to 30 days.

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