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Please note: We're rehabilitating Runway 05/23. Like roads and highways, runways and taxiways require regular maintenance for continued safe operations. Learn more below.
Thunder and lightning are in the forecast. As always, please check your flight status by contacting your airline, visiting our Flight Search page, or tracking your flight by downloading the Toronto Pearson app.
Required runway construction at Toronto Pearson is resulting in reduced runway capacity and could impact aircraft traffic into and out of the airport. The construction is impacting noise frequency for some communities due to increased use of the north/south runways. More information about operational noise related to the runway construction can be found here.
The construction, planned for one of Canada’s busiest runways, 05/23 - is necessary to replace aging infrastructure and to ensure the safe operation of the airport, both today and into the future.
Runway 05/23 will be partially closed from March 28 to April 23 for Phase 1 of the rehabilitation work for the runway. Now underway, Phase 2 of the rehabilitation work will take place from April 24 to May 16 and will include a full closure of Runway 05/23.
This includes removing the existing paved surface (milling), subsurface repair and re-paving. The maintenance work is dependent on weather conditions and timelines may shift to accommodate weather.
Toronto Pearson has taken steps to mitigate impact to the airport operation, including working with our airline partners to adjust schedules to maximize use of other runways, but passengers may notice increased delays, especially during periods of inclement weather. We appreciate your patience as we continue to build a safe and efficient airport.
As always, please check you flight information with your airline before heading to the airport.
For information about runway usage please see our current construction advisory.
Take an inside look at the massive rehabilitation of Runway 05/23 at ctvnews.ca or in the video below.
New entry measures are now in place for the United States. Please contact U.S. Customs and Border Protection or your airline before you fly.
Help reduce your wait times by arriving at Toronto Pearson three hours prior to departure, especially if you are travelling on a weekday morning.
Learn more about departing to the United States.