Who are we?
An assembly of residents from different mid-town Toronto communities, some with involvement in rate payer associations, that have been negatively affected by a concentrated flight path over our homes and neighbourhoods, brought on by NAV CANADA, without proper consultation with affected communities or their elected representatives.
What do we want?
A fair and equitable distribution of Pearson airport arrivals traffic over mid-town Toronto that works with NAV CANADA design standards and safety practices, and achieves maximum noise mitigation with improved approach design to achieve that mitigation.
February 9, 2012 – NAV CANADA redesigned the Windsor-Toronto-Montreal air routes above 10,000′ ASL. In addition to those changes, the Toronto approach corridor for runways 24L/R (below 6000′ ASL) were concentrated and relocated 1.8km south of the original path to address ICAO design recommendations for the arrivals approach path, and improve safety. To date, our organisation has never had a fully explainable rationale as to why this change.
Who represents us politically?
- Former M.P. John Carmichael (Don Valley West) has championed our concerns between 2013 and 2015 with former Minister of Transport – Lisa Raitt, as well as to NAV CANADA.
- Current M.P. Rob Oliphant (Don Valley West) has been briefed on the history of aviation noise over Don Valley West and is supportive of the impacts to residents.
- M.P. Carolyn Bennett has raised the issue with former Minister of Transport – Lisa Raitt, as well as written to previous Ministers of Transport.
- M.P.P. Kathleen Wynne (Don Valley West) has written former Minister of Transport- Lisa Raitt, expressing her concerns over the impacts to Toronto residents.
- Local Toronto councillors for affected wards have been engaged to varying degrees.
- Councillor Jon Burnside is leading a coalition of local councillors to champion this issue with council and the mayor
- Councillor Josh Matlow has raised motions at Toronto City Hall asking the City Manager to request NAV CANADA review the new design and seek alternatives to lessen the impact.
Continue with education of newly-elected federal representatives in the Toronto region where residents are impacted by NAV CANADA February 2012 local airspace changes. In addition, we continue to lobby our elected officials to engage current Minister of Transport – Marc Garneau, to resolve the NAV CANADA model as currently impacts residents across Canada.
Previous efforts yielded awareness through M.P. John Carmichael (Don Valley West) and his efforts were recognized by former Minister of Transport – Lisa Raitt, to engage with NAV CANADA to resolve this situation caused by the runway 24 L/R approach redesign.
- TANG Briefing Notes Media Version
- Microsoft PowerPoint – TANG JUNE-2014 PPT REV-11
- TANG – communication points
T.A.N.G. submission to former Minister of Transport – Lisa Raitt
Previously, this blog was referred to as North Toronto Aviation Noise. Since December 2012, the Toronto Aviation Noise Group (T.A.N.G.), made up of affected residents, was formed.
This residents’ organisation has grown in response to the unjust noise brought on by growth in Pearson airport business and NAV CANADA’s decision to concentrate traffic over our neighbourhoods at all hours of the day and night, causing us great concerns for health, sleep loss, and property enjoyment. We need more ratepayer associations and residents taking an active part in protecting Toronto resident’s health, property enjoyment, and neighbourhood enjoyment, against the noise now conveyed upon us by NAV CANADA, without resident or elected representative consultation. This has been a repeat pattern of NAV CANADA in British Columbia for Richmond/Surrey B.C. in 2007.
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