To register a noise complaint for aircraft arriving to/departing from Pearson airport, use the following link: Pearson airport noise complaints


  • Midtown arrivals impact: Runways 24L or 24R
  • Midtown departures impact: Runways 05, 06L, 06R 
  • Air Canada Airbus fleet > 12 years old and is rated as Chapter-3 noise certification – much older certification than Chapter-4 (B777, A380)
  • Westjet Boeing 737 fleet is newer series B737, but rated only 3-4 dB better in overflight ratings than Chapter-3
  • Chapter-4 noise-certified aircraft, like B777 and Airbus A380 achieve some of the best overflight noise ratings in specific carrier fleets
  • B777 and A380 large aircraft with large wing area cause loud low-frequency rumble on fly-overs, like thunder/earthquake
  • Many of the flight operations over mid-town Toronto are AirCanada Airbus and Westjet B737
  • Human ear notices 3dB sound changes, however a 10dB differential is most noticeable
  • Most midtown Toronto backyards have night time/weekend ambient noise reading of 50 dBA
  • Most overflights in midtown Toronto have readings > 60dBA (source: GTAA sound measurement readings Lawrence Park/Davisville Village 2010)

15 thoughts on “NOISE COMPLAINTS

  1. living in Nobleton, the arrival plane would all divert their route over my house during 12:30 to 6:30 interval, what a retarded decision to divert night time plane over northern small town

  2. St Paul’s residents and Leaside residents need to go to the aviation noise meeting being conducted by a consulting firm on Nov 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov , 2016 at the Best Western at 808 Mt Pleasant Road

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