There may be relief for Leaside from aircraft noise: Changes to flight paths for planes landing at Pearson Airport can no longer be made without consulting the affected communities, federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt announced on June 17.
Don Valley West MP John Carmichael pushed hard for the change and was with Raitt for the announcement. “This is a great start,” he said. “Flight path changes and the resulting aircraft noise have been a big source of frustration to many people, particularly in Leaside. From now on there will be a place at the table to resolve these issues.”
Leaside resident Renee Jacoby of TANG (Toronto Aviation Noise Group) said, “For the very first time I feel that there is significant hope that relief from our aircraft noise problem will be found.”