Noise complaints regarding Billy Bishop Airport
You can register a noise complaint for Billy Bishop Airport and also view the historical data regarding noise at the airport.
Why the Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood hears so much aircraft noise
BQNA residences are very close to the Billy Bishop primary runways which means we are very close to the idling, take-off and landing noises.
When winds blow from a general south direction it enhances sound/noise from operating aircrafts at the runway, apron and taxiway.
Aircraft and helicopter flights have increased significantly due to the reduced Covid restraints. Now multiple flights are occurring. There are significant line-ups of planes waiting to dock or fly and this will only increase over the summer months.
Black helicopters are not included in the slots, so they can do as many runs as they can fit in and they make a lot of noise. You can complain about them too!
The airport causes both noise and air pollution.
BQNA is working with University of Toronto on a pollution project to determine how much comes from the airport (ie planes, extra cars, equipment)
Now the airport is looking at adding up to additional new slots (each slot is a take-off or landing) and another airline company! Waltzing Matilda Airlines is looking at bringing in a new service called Connect.
Do we need another airline adding noise and air pollution to the waterfront?
Island Airport noise complaints are extremely important!
The airport keeps track of every complaint and creates a monthly (new) and yearly chart to compare from year to year.
It is important that they see that the noise is upsetting residents.
And we need lots of different reports, not all from the same few people.
Your complaints do count!
Due to noise complaints, aircraft must now taxi with only a single engine running. And planes that break curfew are fined and the money goes to community services. So, complaining does work.
All complaints are tracked on a monthly and yearly chart. We need this chart to show significant complaints from many residents.
To register a noise complaint you can go directly to the Ports Toronto noise complaint form. Complete the form and then submit. Complete one complaint per noise event OR indicate several/multiple different times of noise with times in the comment box.
Visit the Ports Toronto noise management portal to see the historical data regarding complaints and other noise related information.