The Meigs Field Massacre and Canadian Airports

21 years ago, Chicago’s iconic downtown airport, Meigs Field, was illegally closed by the local mayor. Meigs was a successful downtown airport just like Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Now a few are calling for the closure of Toronto’s downtown airport under the pretext of expanding the city’s parkland.  Will Canada see a repeat of […]

Pickering’s Union East Station – Intermodal Transit Magic

Downtown Toronto’s Union train station is a well-known anchor point for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) mass transit systems. A place where passenger rail, subway and bus services cross connect. Now a just-released RFP from the City of Pickering and the Regional Municipality of Durham (the “Region”) seeks to replicate that success in Durham. RFP […]

MEGATOR – Toronto in the year 2100

Do you remember the future? Flying cars, high-speed trains, and robots servicing our every whim?   The Greater Golden Horseshoe or just the “Toronto Region” to the rest of the world, has been Canadas golden child of growth since the 1970s.  For decades the region has been an unstoppable economic engine fueled by immigration, industry, and […]

Federal Inaction Fueling a Housing, Productivity and Aviation Crisis in Toronto.

It is hard to find the words to describe the misery of Canada’s housing crisis in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). For a decade demand has outstripped supply causing prices to soar.  For most, buying a home is now an unattainable dream. Many are struggling to make enough to afford rent. Manufacturing and service businesses […]

Pickering Airport Passenger Routes Part 2

Airline Considerations for New Routes In Part 1 we discussed Pickering Airports advantage of location, location and location! We explored how the new airport will complement existing operations at Pearson airport including providing a home for commuter airlines. In addition to commuter airlines (19 seat or less), discount airlines such as Swoop and Flair are […]

Development plan with new Airport Wins vote 20 to 6 at Durham Region

  May 17th, 2023, a landslide vote in the Durham Region council chambers approves of the new Pickering airport’s important role in the region’s economic development. The new airport is part of the region’s Official Plan, a plan that is the culmination of years of work completed through the Envision Durham process, the Municipal Comprehensive Review of Durham’s […]

Pickering Airport Passenger Routes Part 1

The Pickering Airport Advantage- Location, Location, Location!   Airlines are in the business of operating routes between cities. Airports are the gateways between these cities.  Profit and customer satisfaction are an airline’s goals.   Airlines around the world are constantly looking to add profitable new destinations to their route networks to satisfy customer demand. Both the […]