Saturday, November 19, 2016

Pickering airport could become a reality

It has long been a controversial issue but now the city of Pickering has turned to the federal government to “expedite planning and development” of the controversial Pickering airport, in what residents say is a “stunning” reversal of the city’s long-standing opposition to the decades old project.

Officials says the move is part of a review of the city’s official plan. That hasn’t been updated since a portion of the federally owned lands, intended for an airport in the east end of the GTA since the 1970s, were added into the Rouge National Urban Park last year.

Residents say the language in the motion not only asks for clarity, but shows that the city of Pickering, which has historically opposed the airport, is now asking for the project to move forward.
18/11/16 Can-India