Public Notice - Proposed Regulations For The Federally-Owned Pickering Lands

On June 11, 2013, the Government of Canada announced a responsible and balanced approach for developing the federally-owned Pickering Lands. This approach sets aside land for a potential future airport and the creation of Rouge National Urban Park.  To update the current airport site designation and to replace the current Pickering Airport Site Zoning Regulations, Transport Canada is now following a regulatory process to:

  • Declare a smaller portion of the Pickering Lands an airport site, as defined in the Aeronautics Act, subsection 5.4(1); and
  • Propose Pickering Airport Site Zoning Regulations, under the Aeronautics Act, subsection 5.4(2).

These regulations aim to protect the new, smaller Pickering Airport site for future aviation needs, by ensuring land use and development adjacent to and in the vicinity of the airport site does not interfere with safe aircraft operations.

You can find the text of the proposed regulations at:

Transport Canada published official notice of these proposed regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on July 18, 2015 and again on July 25, 2015. We now enter a 60-day public consultation period, where interested persons may submit written comments about the proposed regulations between July 18, 2015 and September 15, 2015 to:

By Mail:   

Transport Canada - Civil Aviation
Regional Director
4900 Yonge Street, Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6A5    

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