Public Meeting on Noise Barriers EA Set for May 12

On May 12, the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) will be holding a public meeting at the Harbourfront Community Centre, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., to review the preliminary findings of an environmental assessment for building noise barriers at the Billy Bishop Airport.

The proposed noise barriers are one of several commitments the TPA made to mitigate noise at the airport. Findings in the Environmental Screening Draft report indicate that there are minor potential environmental effects of building the noise barriers, all of which could be mitigated.

The noise barriers will be designed to minimise noise from aircraft ground operations and engine run-ups. The Port Authority is proposing two noise “walls” on the east and northern side of the airport, and an engine run-up facility on the south side. The proposed locations are set out on page 2 of the Project Description, which can be found

In line with the TPA’s previously published timetable, comments from the public will be accepted until May 25.

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