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Noise Forums

The Noise Management Forums are a series of briefings, presentations, and working groups that will help Pearson work smarter with its communities and collaborate better with industry partners.

From the 50,000 people who help an average of 130,000 people a day get where they need to go in 2019, to driving employment in the region and better connecting residents and visitors through enhanced transit options, we take our role as Canada’s front door seriously.

Given the rapid pace of change in relation to COVID-19 and Public Health recommendations on social distancing, please note that upcoming April Noise Management Forums (Neighbourhood Table and Pearson Public Meeting) will be cancelled. Please check back here regularly for updates.

Looking for Meeting Materials?

Not every forum is open to the public, however presentations and other relevant information from all meetings can be accessed by anyone.

See meeting materials from previous Noise Management Forums.

Pearson Public Meetings

Our neighbours are welcome to attend a public meeting to learn more about airport operations, hear about noise management efforts, and provide feedback to industry partners.  

Meeting format 

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm - drop in style portion. This part of the evening has interactive stations for residents to have one-on-one discussions with our staff to learn more about airport operations that impact their neighborhoods. 

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - public meeting. This includes presentations and opportunities to ask questions in a group setting. This part of the meeting is live-streamed so residents who cannot make it to the meeting can still be included and can also ask questions via the live stream. 

2020 Public Meetings

  • April 2
  • September 24
  • December 3

Location

Al Waxman Room
Toronto Congress Centre
650 Dixon Road
Etobicoke, ON
M9W 1J1

Noise Accountability Board 

The Noise Accountability Board (NAB) is an industry working group that helps set the strategic direction of noise management at Pearson, including the delivery of our Noise Management Action Plan, and other initiatives related to airport growth. 

Members include representatives from the GTAA, NAV CANADA, airlines, Transport Canada, provincial government bodies and regional and municipal planning departments.  Some members also attend other forums to hear from members of the community.  

2020 NAB meetings

  • March 10
  • June 16
  • September 1
  • November 24 

Neighbourhood Tables

The Neighbourhood Table provides a forum for community stakeholders who represent residents or ratepayer associations and community groups who have knowledge of and interest in airport operations. 

Topics include updates on our progress toward the Noise Management Action Plan, as well as other initiatives related to airport growth that may result in changes to aircraft noise impacts. 
If your community group/association is impacted by airport noise, and would like to be a part of the Neighbourhood Table, please contact us at community.engagement@gtaa.com

2020 Neighbourhood Tables

  • April 1
  • September 23
  • December 2

Political Briefings

Three times a year, we host Political Briefings for all levels of government on noise management initiatives. Briefings also include progress against our Noise Management Action Plan, and other initiatives related to airport growth that may result in changes to aircraft noise impacts. 

2020 Political Briefings

  • March 31
  • September 22
  • December 1

Community Advisory Committees and Reference Panels 

Called on an ad-hoc basis, these advisory committees and panels offer the opportunity for residents to contribute to the development of airport noise policies for specific elements of the Noise Management Action Plan.

Community-Proposal Review Process

The Community-Proposal Review Process is a formalized way to have community-submitted noise management proposals reviewed by an independent panel of internationally-recognized aviation experts, providing a preliminary, impartial review. The process results in recommendations to the NAB to consider studying further.  

External Process Audit

Every two years, a third-party review of the airport's activities and progress towards the Noise Management Action Plan will be undertaken and publicly reported. 

More details will become available closer to implementation. 

If you have any questions about how our noise management forums work, please email us at community.engagement@gtaa.com

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