List of airports in the Greater Toronto Area

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There are ten airports in the Greater Toronto Area. Pearson, Waterloo, Billy Bishop and Hamilton have scheduled passenger service; however, the vast majority of passenger traffic goes through Toronto's Pearson International Airport, which is Canada's busiest airport and the country's major hub. Waterloo is a growing passenger service airport with a very active GA and training population. Billy Bishop is used for civil aviation, air ambulance traffic and regional scheduled airlines. Buttonville formerly had scheduled passenger service from Ottawa operated by Bearskin Airlines, but it has been discontinued. Hamilton acts as an alternative to Pearson and is popular with charters and discount airlines who want to avoid fees at Pearson, which is among the world's most expensive airports.[1] YTO is a multiple airport code that works for Pearson, Waterloo, Hamilton, Billy Bishop, and Buttonville.

Existing airports

Entries in bold have scheduled passenger flights.

Airport name     ICAO/TC LID/IATA   Location   Coordinates  
Toronto Pearson International Airport CYYZ (YYZ) Mississauga Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport CYTZ (YTZ) Toronto Islands, Toronto Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Buttonville Municipal Airport CYKZ YKZ Buttonville, Markham Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Markham Airport CNU8 Markham Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Downsview Airport CYZD (YZD) Toronto Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Oshawa Airport CYOO (YOO) Oshawa Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Brampton Airport CNC3 Brampton Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Burlington Air Park CZBA Burlington Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport CYHM (YHM) Hamilton Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Region of Waterloo International Airport CYKF (YKF) Region of Waterloo Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.

Water aerodromes

Airport name     ICAO/TC LID/IATA   Location   Coordinates  
Billy Bishop Toronto City Water Aerodrome CPZ9 Toronto Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.

Heliports

Airport name     ICAO/TC LID/IATA   Location   Coordinates  
Hospital for Sick Children CNW8 Toronto Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre CNY8 Toronto Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Tarten Heliport CPA5 Mississauga Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Markham Stouffville Hospital CPH7 Markham Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Credit Valley Hospital CPK6 Mississauga Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Cardinal Couriers Heliport CPL8 Toronto Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Wilson's Heliport CPY5 Toronto (Etobicoke) Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto) CTM4 Toronto Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Brampton (National "D") Heliport CPC4 Brampton Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Brampton (National "P") Heliport CPM2 Brampton Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.

Proposed airports

There was proposal to develop a new, Pickering Airport northeast of the city, to complement Pearson on the west side of Toronto.[2] Versions of these tentative plans have been in existence since the early 1970s, and land for this proposed airport was expropriated by governmental authorities in 1972. However, continued and vociferous local opposition to the Pickering airport scheme has meant that nearly forty years later the airport was always in the discussion phase. That changed in June 2013 when the federal government announced the revival of the airport, but development is not expected to take place until 2027 to 2037.[3]

Historical airports

The following airports once served the area but have since been closed:

Airport name     ICAO/TC LID/IATA   Location   Coordinates   Current Use  
Armour Heights Field (Armoury Heights) Toronto Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Closed 1921 and re-developed as residential neighbourhood
Barker Field Downsview Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Closed 1953 and now commercial property (Shell Canada gas station, Downsview Toyota dealership, etc...)
De Lesseps Field (Mount Dennis) Weston, Ontario Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Opened in 1910 as Tretheway Airfield in 1910 at a canning shed; home to de Havilland Canada in 1928 until it moved to Downsview in 1929. Site now re-developed into residential neighbourhood.
Downsview Airfield Downsview Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Ceased as military airfield 1996 CFB Downsview and now Downsview Airport is a manufacturing facility for Bombardier Aerospace
King City Airport King City, Ontario Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Bought by construction company for commercial use. Tower and parts of runway remain.
Leaside Aerodrome East York Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Closed 1939 and later developed as commercial and industrial business park
Long Branch Aerodrome Long Branch Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Closed 1919 and home to Lakeview Generating Station 1962-2007. Station demolished and being developed for homes, cultural and community use, as well as parkland along the waterfront.
Maple Airport Vaughan Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Closed 1987 and re-developed as residential neighbourhood
Toronto Aerodrome (Toronto Flying Club) Toronto (Downsview (TTC)) Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Closed after 1939 and later became the Downsview (TTC) subway station
Willowdale Airfield Willowdale Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Closed before 1940 and now York Cemetery, Toronto

See also

References

  1. Maclean's, March 19, 2012, airport taxes and fees
  2. Pickering Airport Draft Plan report 2004
  3. Oved, Marco Chown (2013-06-11). "Finance Minister Flaherty says Pickering airport will be operational in 15 years". Toronto Star.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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