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.

Travel Time Calculator:

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

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

The region of Durham supports the airport.

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

Pearson Airport Master Plan (2017–2037) | Pearson Airport (

A summary of the Polonsky’s report recommendations. 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. 

Release of the Report of the Independent Advisor on the Economic Development of the Pickering Lands (

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 landowners, 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.

Rouge Park is now twice its size. Will Pickering airport plans ever take off? | TVO Today

Discussion of Pickering lands lease rates.

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