A previous post is entitled:
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.
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.
What I did cover, by way of recording and taking of pictures and videos, was most interesting.
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.
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:
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.
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:
A late-April 2017 CTV news report is entitled: “Runway construction at Pearson leads to ground delays.”
An April 21, 2017 Etobicoke Guardian article is entitled: “Etobicoke residents issued apology for Pearson airport flight noise: Operations to normalize following completion of runway rehab: GTAA.”
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