Resources

Resources of note:

ICAO emissions calculator – uses real emissions data gathered from hundreds of airlines operators around the world. This put every other flight emissions calculator to shame. ICAO uses multi sourced real data, not a theoretical calculator based on a model or a cherry picked “interpretation“ of what might happen.
https://www.icao.int/environmental-protection/Carbonoffset/Pages/default.aspx

Travel Time Calculator: 

https://www.traveltimeplatform.com/travel-time-maps#radius

The GTAA ground lease of Pearson airport and the infamous section 44:

https://www.torontopearson.com/uploadedFiles/GTAA/Content/Publications/Other_Corporate_Documents/G04_-_Ground_Lease.pdf

The City of Pickering supports the airport. Its website is a good place to start.

https://www.pickering.ca/en/business/airport.aspx

The Mayor of the City of Pickering supports building the airport.

https://www.durhamregion.com/opinion-story/7501604-recouping-canada-s-150-million-investment/

The GTAAs new 2017 draft master plan: Chapter 6 on airside plans is notable for what it does and doesn’t say about Pearson airport’s capacity restrictions.

https://www.torontopearson.com/uploadedFiles/GTAA/Content/About_GTAA/Strategy/Master_Plan/MasterPlanFinal_Draft.pdf

A summary of the Polonsky’s report recomendations. Dr. Gary Polonsky’s in-depth report on the Pickering Lands was the first independent report in decades. Over a dozen other “studies” have been financed by other groups opposed to building a new airport. For a time this appeared to include the GTAA and has always included a group called Land Over Landings, since it was founded in 2005 by a group of lease holders and local residents. The Polonski report is notable as the first effort to dig past the barrier of local self-interest to consult a broad spectrum of the community. 

https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/ontario/report-pickering-lands.html

From TVO : A interesting background piece from TVO in 2015, even mentions the airpark, refers to Land Over Landings, although the author did not appear to be aware of the potential for a financial conflict of interest.   Three of the LOL executives, although not original land owners, are tenants on the Pickering Lands and some members are running businesses (commercial businesses, including a hang gliding school as well as farms ) on a Billion dollars of publicly owned land leased seemingly at a deep discount to typical commercial lease. The failure of Land Over Landings to disclose this potential conflict of interest is a consistent problem for all reporters.

https://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/the-next-ontario/rouge-park-is-now-twice-its-size-will-pickering-airport-plans-ever-take-off

Discussion of pickering lands lease rates.

https://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/7320935-transport-canada-extends-farming-leases-on-pickering-lands-designated-for-a-potential-airport/

The current Pickering Airport site zoning regulations. Updated as of 2018, the site has been set aside for an airport for 45 years.

https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/Regulations/SOR-2004-212/index.html

Toronto Aviation Noise Group ( T.A.N.G )

http://torontoaviationnoise.ca