Noise Forums

In early 2019, we evolved the Community Environment and Noise Advisory Committee (CENAC) that served the airport for more than 20 years into the Noise Management Forums that offer a more inclusive approach to discussions with our neighbours, stakeholders and partners. 

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

Forums are made up of the following: 

Pearson Public Meetings

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 to learn more about airport operations that impact their neighborhoods. 

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - public meeting, presentations and question and answer session. This part of the meeting is live streamed. 

2019 Public Meetings

  • April 4
  • September 26
  • December 5

Location

Registration

Registration opens shortly before the date of the next meeting.

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.  

2019 NAB meetings

  • March 19
  • June 18
  • September 10
  • November 19

Neighbourhood Tables

The Neighbourhood Table provides a forum between the NAB and 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. 

2019 Neighbourhood Tables

  • April 3
  • September 25
  • December 4

Political Briefings

Three times a year, the NAB hosts 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. 

2019 Political Briefings

  • April 2
  • September 24
  • December 3

Community Advisory Committees and Reference Panels

Struck 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. 

This process is still under development with the NAB and the Neighbourhood Table and is planned to launch in late 2019. 

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. 

The first audit is planned for late 2020. More details will become available closer to implementation. 

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