Agreement between Canada’s largest airport and sixth-largest city is a positive step toward mutual development and success, benefitting residents, businesses and passengers
December 17, 2019
TORONTO, ONTARIO – Today, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and City of Mississauga entered a new era of cooperation. Under the leadership of Mayor Bonnie Crombie, City Council, GTAA President and CEO Howard Eng and the GTAA Board, the Municipal Authority Agreement has been finalized. This new agreement is the first of its kind and will create opportunities to better align Toronto Pearson’s development and the overall planning objectives of the City of Mississauga.
The Municipal Authority Agreement comes into immediate effect and covers several areas of mutual interest for the GTAA and City of Mississauga. The Agreement includes clarification about on and off-airport developments, enhanced lines of communication and methods of co-operation between the two organizations, as well as a joint program to promote the aerospace sector in Southern Ontario.
“This agreement signals a new era in our City’s relationship with Toronto Pearson International Airport. Mississauga owes a good deal of our economic success to the airport and its ability to attract people and businesses from around the world. This agreement will give us the opportunity to better leverage each other’s strengths, be more intentional in our collaboration and unlock the true potential of the airport in way that has never been done before,” said Mayor Crombie.
“I am pleased that we have we have reached this agreement with the City of Mississauga,” said Howard Eng, President and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “I would like to thank Mayor Crombie for her dedication to getting this agreement finalized and I look forward to continuing the long and beneficial relationship between Toronto Pearson and the City of Mississauga.”
About the Greater Toronto Airports Authority
The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport. The GTAA’s vision is to make Toronto Pearson the best airport in the world. Towards this objective, the GTAA focuses on ensuring the safety and security of passengers and airport employees, enhancing the passenger experience and supporting the success of its airline partners. Toronto Pearson served more than 49.5 million passengers in 2018, making it Canada's busiest airport. With 163 international routes, Toronto Pearson is also North America’s most internationally connected airport.
The area around Toronto Pearson is the second-largest employment zone in Canada. The airport facilitates 6.3% per cent of Ontario's GDP, directly employs 49,000 people and facilitates more than 300,000 jobs throughout the province of Ontario. Toronto Pearson believes that being a good neighbour means growing together with the communities it serves. To this end, the airport invests in social good and community-building initiatives through its community investment program, The Propeller Project.
About the City of Mississauga
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 777,000 residents and more than 94,000 businesses, including more than 75 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area. Mississauga is focused on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.
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