In June 2015, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and NAV Canada began a conversation to explore noise mitigation ideas with communities across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). These conversations led to the creation of the Toronto Noise Mitigation Initiatives Engagement Plan, commonly known as the Six Ideas.
However, neither the Town of Milton or its residents were consulted on this initiative — until now. Recent, politically-motivated and an ultimately unhelpful resolution in mid-2018 by Halton Regional Council has gone by the wayside — to be replaced by regular discussions between Town staff and GTAA and NAV Canada staff. I also recently met GTAA staff about the impacts of airplane noise on our community, as I had done on a regular basis when I last represented you between 1991 and 2006.
I will be encouraging a formal relationship between the Town of Milton and GTAA at a senior level at the appropriate time later this year and will also be seeking a constructive and meaningful way to prevent the recent and very clear lack of communication between the two organizations from ever occurring again.