As Canada begins to recover from the effects of COVID-19, investment in infrastructure is a hugely important tool that can help to get the national economy back on track. Airports are major pieces of infrastructure that underpin local, regional and national economies.
In the wake of COVID-19, the federal government needs to partner with industry to make infrastructure investments that will create jobs and growth, kickstarting economic recovery. Investment in infrastructure at Toronto Pearson will keep the airport competitive with other global hub airports. Toronto Pearson is Canada’s largest airport and is a significant economic driver in the country, as well as a magnet for foreign direct investment, jobs and social uplift, which spreads the benefit of infrastructure into surrounding communities.
This infrastructure comes in many forms. Airport infrastructure could include sustainable transit projects that help to reduce greenhouse gases and move passengers without cars, border modernization technology that keeps travellers safe and speeds the journey through customs or new airfield improvements to make operations safer.
Working together with government, industries like aviation can help the country to build back better. To learn more about Toronto Pearson’s infrastructure ideas, you can read our submission to the federal government infrastructure assistance fund.