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MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) spoke most eloquently at the April 19, 2017 GTAA Air Traffic Noise meeting

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Many speakers were lined up during the second half of the April 19, 2017 CENAC meeting, including MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) (at head of the line, in black T-shirt). Jaan Pill photo

A previous post is entitled:

Message from Lakeshore Planning Council regarding air traffic noise in Markland Woods, Alderwood, and Long Branch

I attended part of the April 19, 2017 Community Environment and Noise Advisory Committee (CENAC) meeting at the GTAA Administration Building at 3111 Convair Drive in Mississauga.

The previous post (above) features key information from the meeting.

The CENAC meeting was scheduled for 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm on April 19, 2017.

I was at the meeting from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

A subsequent post will share a text of remarks by MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre). Jaan Pill photo

A subsequent post will share a text of remarks by MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre). Jaan Pill photo

I did no attend the entire meeting. There likely were many additional displays of eloquence at the meeting, but I was not there to witness them.

Public relations

What I did cover, by way of recording and taking of pictures and videos, was most interesting.

It was a tale of public relations, storytelling, messaging, and story management.

All of the content – and the context – was of much interest to me.

One of the events at the evening, or at any rate of the part of it that I attended, that really caught my attention, was a commentary delivered by Borys Wrzesnewskyj, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre. He spoke really well. He shared a powerful message.

The meeting had an exceptionally good turnout. Jaan Pill photo

The meeting had an exceptionally good turnout. Jaan Pill photo

For a subsequent post I will transcribe Borys Wrzesnewskyj’s observations and share the text of his remarks (and a response from the CENAC Committee). ¬†I will also share other highlights from the part of the meeting that I attended.

My main task, this week, however, is to put together a series of posts based on a great – and most eloquent – talk by Michael Etherington, Manager of Culture Programs, Native Canadian Centre Toronto, at an April 18, 2017 event highlighted at a previous post:

Was very impressed with Indigenous Cultural Competency Training session on April 18, 2017 at Mississauga Valley Community Centre

Detail from CENAC display panels outside the GTAA Administation Building meeting room. Jaan Pill photo

Detail from CENAC display panels outside the GTAA Administation Building meeting room. Jaan Pill photo

Thus it remains to be seen how much of the air traffic noise story I will get around to sharing.

Greater Toronto Airports Authority

A CENAC public relations display, which I found of much interest, was set up at the GTAA Administration Building, where the CENAC meeting was held.

CENAC is an acronym for the Community Environment and Noise Advisory Committee.

GTAA is the Greater Toronto Airports Authority.

Around 6:00 pm on April 19, 2017 a CBC television crew was assembled outside of the GTAA Administration Building. Jaan Pill photo

Around 6:00 pm on April 19, 2017 a CBC television crew was assembled outside of the GTAA Administration Building. Jaan Pill photo

A great resource, for getting up to speed on topics that are connected with noise and environment issues related to the airport is a page entitled Toronto Pearson Airport – GTAA at the website for Ward 3, City of Mississauga Councillor Chris Fonseca.

Mississauga’s connection to the history of aviation

According to online sources, most of Pearson Airport is in Mississauga; a small portion of it is in Toronto.

Mississauga has much¬†aviation history associated with it – going back a century to the days of the Long Branch Aerodrome, Canada’s first aerodrome, which despite its name was not in Long Branch but rather in Toronto Township, which is now known as Lakeview in Mississauga.

You can read more about the Long Branch Aerodrome at the following posts among others:

History of Long Branch

The April 19, 2017 Air Traffic Noise meeting was held at the GTAA Administration Building at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. Jaan Pill photo

The April 19, 2017 Air Traffic Noise meeting was held at the GTAA Administration Building at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. Jaan Pill photo

“Y” Squadron air crew, Long Branch Aerodrome, May 27, 1917

Update

A late-April 2017 CTV news report is entitled: “Runway construction at Pearson leads to ground delays.”

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The image is from an April 18, 2017 article at the website of the Markland Wood Homeowners Association; the link for the article is at one of the comments at the end of the post you are now reading.

The image, with a focus on Runway 05-23, is from an April 18, 2017 article at the website of the Markland Wood Homeowners Association; the link for the article is at one of the comments at the end of the post you are now reading.

Screenshot of Google Map view of Markland Wood

Screenshot of Google Map view of Markland Wood. Click on the image to enlarge it.

 

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2 Responses to MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) spoke most eloquently at the April 19, 2017 GTAA Air Traffic Noise meeting

  1. Jaan Pill Jaan Pill says:

    A comment at the Long Branch Development Facebook group reads:

    “Husband went to the meeting, felt the meeting was filled with placating answers not much substance, he was one of the few that stayed to the end. I guess the GLG pull was strong. I encourage all to read the assesments available on line from past years.”

    [I do not know what GLG stands for. My guess is: Go Leafs Go but I am guessing.]

  2. Jaan Pill Jaan Pill says:

    A Jan. 17, 2016 (that is, 2016) Torontoist article is entitled: “Local Residents Fight Pearson Noise: With a new federal government, local Etobicoke residents would like to see changes in the number of night flights at Pearson.”

    An April 15, 2017 CBC article is entitled: “Planes diverted around Toronto skies while Canada’s busiest runway gets a facelift: East-west Runway 05-23 will be closed for repairs until mid-May.”

    An April 18, 2017 article at the website of the Markland Wood Homeowners Association is entitled: “Report oN Airport Activities: April 18, 2017.”

    An April 19, 2017 CBC article is entitled: “Residents want answers at GTAA meeting on Pearson flight noise during runway revamp: Fight traffic has been diverted since runway construction project began on late March.”

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