Even in these strange times, winter slowly, inexorably drips into spring on the Federal Lands. So, too, grinds on the business of government as any possibility of an airport – or aerotropolis – on the Lands fades away to nothing.
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Transport Canada’s KPMG report about the future needs of the southern Ontario airport system was released on March 5, 2020. After a three-year-long study, the KPMG consultants concluded that there’s no need for the immediate development of an airport on the Pickering Federal Lands: “Although all four scenarios identify minor capacity deficits, these can be overcome with modest expansions in aircraft apron and air terminal facilities at the airports in the southern Ontario airport system. Therefore, a new airport is not expected to be required in southern Ontario prior to 2036 to meet the forecast demand.”
On January 17, 2020, the Durham Region Roundtable on Climate Change Committee presented a draft Climate Change Emergency Declaration for consideration at the Durham Region Finance and Administration Committee and subsequently, Regional Council.
The pro-airport side is attempting to sway voters and federal candidates with a massive marketing campaign funded by the public purse and developer dollars to ‘sell’ the idea of a green ‘aerotropolis’. They want voters to tell candidates that they want an airport, and then choose the candidates who agree. But we say it’s time to demand action on climate change, and to tell candidates we will only support those who say NO to an airport.
Today we released our latest research report, “THEN/NOW/NEXT: 21st-Century Reasons to Cancel Pickering Airport”. It is a fact-filled, up-to-the-minute, no-punches-pulled look at a dozen powerful reasons (some of them game changers) for ending four decades of limbo and putting the “airport site” to far wiser use.
Featuring a joy-filled image of a father and daughter pretending to play “airplanes”, the City of Pickering has launched a marketing campaign to convince residents it would be fun to live beside an airport. Ignoring for a moment the palpable irony and insult-to-injury of portraying this as a “happy families” situation, given the decades of […]
The City of Pickering “embraces” an airport on farmland! Join us in telling our MPs that we do NOT. In a move described as ‘sneaky’ and ‘underhanded’, this week council broke with 45 years of history and declared itself in favour of the proposed Pickering airport. The recommendation in support of an airport was buried in a bid […]
We’re thrilled to announce that, thanks to the overwhelming support of our partners, members, and community, we’ve reached the halfway mark of our fundraising campaign in just over two weeks! These donations send a clear message to our governments that the community wants this study of an alternative vision for the Federal Lands.
Land Over Landings has launched an Agricultural/Rural-Growth Economics Study of the Remaining Pickering Federal Lands, and we need your help. We are a volunteer, not-for-profit group. We operate on a shoestring, fuelled by tenacity, hard work, and vision. We’ve never had a fundraising campaign before. We’re starting one now.