June 23 & 28 public meetings: Island Airport Ground Run-up Enclosure

In March of this year, Councillors McConnell and Cressy sent a letter to the Toronto Port Authority regarding the outstanding request for the construction of a Ground Run-Up Enclosure (GRE) at the Island Airport. This GRE was also formally requested by the City in 2013 to help mitigate the noise impacts of airport operations on the local neighbourhood.

A GRE is an open-air, acoustically engineered structure used to dampen the noise produced by engine maintenance run-up inspections. The City of Toronto is undertaking a technical review of the GRE, and invites you to attend a community consultation meeting on June 28 to learn more about the proposed design, construction and operation of this noise management facility.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
7pm to 9pm (Presentation at 7:30pm)
Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre – Dance Studio

In addition to the June 28 community meeting, the City is working with the Port Authority on a June 23 drop-in site meeting (6:30pm-7:30pm at BBTCA Terminal Building, Room LC02) to get a closer look at the proposed GRE location, and to speak with representatives from the Port Authority. Please contact Angela Homewood (ahomewood@portstoronto.com) of PortsToronto for further site meeting details.

You may also view a more detailed description of the GRE facility and related technical materials here.

Source: joecressy.com/public_meeting_island_airport_ground_run_up_enclosure