Proposed Aerodrome

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The Town became aware of a proposed general aviation aerodrome to be located at 7486/7818 Old Homestead Rd. as a result of a sign posting at that address.

On March 29, 2022 the proponent submitted a final report to the Minister of Transport. The proponent has established a webpage with information related to the proposed aerodrome. 

Information regarding the consultation process surrounding the proposed aerodrome can be found on Transport Canada's website.

Council briefing note

Request to federal government to review and update Aerodrome approvals legislation – PDF icon briefing note (689.26 KB) – April 13, 2022

Statement of facts

The Town prepared a PDF icon statement of facts (69.17 KB) on the matter.

Special Council Meeting

On Dec. 15, 2021, a Special Council meeting was held to discuss the proposed general aviation aerodrome. Council received a briefing note on the proposed aerodrome planned for 7818 and 7486 Old Homestead Rd. A presentation from the proponent was also presented and received by Council.

View the Dec.15, 2021 Special Council meeting. 

At this meeting, Council endorsed the following resolution:

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Resolution

Whereas the construction of a general aviation aerodrome has been proposed by “New Aerodrome Ontario 2021” for the property at 7818 and 7486 Old Homestead Rd.;

And Whereas the Town is not a decision-making body under federal legislation in this proposal;

And Whereas the provisions of Canadian Aviation Regulations Part III, Subpart 307 require that any new aerodrome proposal engage in a consultation process with the local community;

And Whereas it is recommended that any proponent seeking a new aerodrome engage in a non-mandatory pre-consultation process with the key stakeholders, including local municipalities, in advance of the required consultation process;

And Whereas “New Aerodrome Ontario 2021” did not engage with the Town in any recommended non-mandatory pre-consultation process in advance of the required consultation process;

And Whereas Town Council convened a Special meeting of Council during the consultation process, the purpose of which was to receive information from representatives of “New Aerodrome Ontario 2021”, Town staff and members of the community so as to enable Town Council to determine its position in respect of the proposed aerodrome;

And Whereas Town Council has received and considered presentations from representatives of “New Aerodrome Ontario 2021”, Town staff and members of the community;

And Whereas Town Council is now in a position to consider and determine its position in respect of the general aviation aerodrome proposed by “New Aerodrome Ontario 2021” for the property at 7818 and 7486 Old Homestead Rd.;

Now be it resolved that:

1. Town Council oppose the construction of the general aviation aerodrome proposed by “New Aerodrome Ontario 2021” for the property at 7818 and 7486 Old Homestead Rd.

2. The Chief Administrative Officer of the Town be authorized to make submissions within the prescribed time in opposition to the general aviation aerodrome that has been proposed by “New Aerodrome Ontario 2021” for the property at 7818 and 7486 Old Homestead Rd.

3. The opposition to the general aviation aerodrome proposed by “New Aerodrome Ontario 2021” for the property at 7818 and 7486 Old Homestead Rd. be based upon:

a.       Land use planning concerns;
b.      Environmental concerns;
c.       Traffic concerns;
d.      Noise concerns;
e.       Such other concerns as Town staff identify as appropriate for consideration in the consultation process.

A recording of the Council meeting is available.

Submission

On Dec. 21, 2021, the Town made a PDF icon formal submission (4.36 MB) regarding the proposed general aviation aerodrome on Old Homestead Road.

The submission follows a special Council meeting on Dec. 15, 2021 where Council discussed the aerodrome and passed a resolution.