Residents near Pearson Airport in Mississauga warned of increased noise in the next week

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Published January 5, 2022 at 4:31 pm

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Residents who live near Pearson Airport in Mississauga are being warned that routine runway maintenance over the next week or so could lead to an increase in aircraft noise over their homes both during the day and in the overnight hours on certain days.

A noise advisory issued by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), which operates Pearson, indicates that some electrical work and routine maintenance on several runways between tomorrow and Jan. 14 could lead to an increase in planes taking off and landing on other runways.

That could create an increase in aircraft noise during the overnight hours from Jan. 9-14.

“This is regular, scheduled maintenance that may consist of, but is not limited to, grass cutting, rubber removal, patching, electrical work and line painting,” airport officials said in their notice to residents.

An increase in aircraft noise over local neighbourhoods might be expected on these dates:

  • Jan. 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 9-12, from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Jan. 11-14, from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

GTAA officials say they’ve done their best in recent years to communicate with area residents with respect to the issue of airport noise. It’s been an ongoing concern for residents for decades.

Several public meetings, or noise forums, are held each year to engage residents in discussion and to hear their concerns.

The GTAA’s Noise Accountability Board is a working group that helps set the strategic direction of noise management at Pearson, including the delivery of the airport’s Noise Management Action Plan, officials say.

“We are committed to working with the communities around the airport to make sure that noise management remains a part of the conversation as the airport grows alongside our region’s diverse population and thriving economy,” the GTAA says.

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