2020-2024 Draft Airport Business Plan Workshops

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The City of Oshawa is hosting workshops with community members including residents, businesses and stakeholders as a follow up to the Oshawa Executive Airport Community Liaison Committee Town Hall that took place on September 24, 2019. The virtual workshops, which were delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, are intended to provide opportunities for community members to discuss matters related to a number of questions raised at the Town Hall meeting before any draft Airport Business Plan is presented to the Development Services Committee.

To ensure effective, focused workshops, community members were required to register in advance by visiting https://airportworkshops.eventbrite.caand selecting one of the date options. Registration is limited to one date per community member. The two date and time options are as follows:


  • Tuesday, September 29; 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 1; 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Registration is now full for the two date and time options. Community members who were interested in attending but were not able to register are asked to please contact Planning Services (planning@oshawa.ca; 905-436-3311). Additionally, please contact Planning Services if there is a requirement for alternate formats or other accommodations.


The City’s top priority remains the safety and health of our community members and staff. The workshops will take place with Webex meeting software and can be accessed via desktop, laptop, mobile app or phone. Login and phone details will be communicated to registered community members one week prior to the workshop via the method they used to register.

The feedback and information collected during the workshops will be considered when developing the draft 2020-2024 Airport Business Plan, which is anticipated to be presented at a future Development Services Committee meeting.


Stay informed on the latest news and information about the Oshawa Executive Airport by subscribing to the Airport news feed. Additionally, follow the Oshawa Executive Airport on Twitter @OshExecAirport. For more information on the Oshawa Executive Airport, visit www.oshawa.ca/airport

The City of Oshawa is hosting workshops with community members including residents, businesses and stakeholders as a follow up to the Oshawa Executive Airport Community Liaison Committee Town Hall that took place on September 24, 2019. The virtual workshops, which were delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, are intended to provide opportunities for community members to discuss matters related to a number of questions raised at the Town Hall meeting before any draft Airport Business Plan is presented to the Development Services Committee.

To ensure effective, focused workshops, community members were required to register in advance by visiting https://airportworkshops.eventbrite.caand selecting one of the date options. Registration is limited to one date per community member. The two date and time options are as follows:


  • Tuesday, September 29; 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 1; 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Registration is now full for the two date and time options. Community members who were interested in attending but were not able to register are asked to please contact Planning Services (planning@oshawa.ca; 905-436-3311). Additionally, please contact Planning Services if there is a requirement for alternate formats or other accommodations.


The City’s top priority remains the safety and health of our community members and staff. The workshops will take place with Webex meeting software and can be accessed via desktop, laptop, mobile app or phone. Login and phone details will be communicated to registered community members one week prior to the workshop via the method they used to register.

The feedback and information collected during the workshops will be considered when developing the draft 2020-2024 Airport Business Plan, which is anticipated to be presented at a future Development Services Committee meeting.


Stay informed on the latest news and information about the Oshawa Executive Airport by subscribing to the Airport news feed. Additionally, follow the Oshawa Executive Airport on Twitter @OshExecAirport. For more information on the Oshawa Executive Airport, visit www.oshawa.ca/airport

Have a question about the Airport Community Liaison Committee Oshawa Executive Airport Business Plan or the Oshawa Executive Airport? Ask it here! We'll do our best to get back to you within two business days.

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    As to the workshops themselves - what information will be presented? Will any new information be tabled regarding net new spending, activity or airport results impacting taxpayers? Will public participants be able to ask questions or present information?

    GrahamL Asked 10 days ago

    Thank you for contacting us about the virtual workshop related to the development of the draft 2020-2024 Airport Business Plan.

    The workshop format will include opening remarks from Tom Goodeve, Director of Planning Service, followed by an overview and presentation on the process to date as well an outline of the airport data and regulatory framework by the Airport Manager. Following the presentation will be the Q&A portion of the workshop, in which participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Please note that registered participants are invited to ask questions during the workshops, but the technology and format of the evening does not include the opportunity for formal presentations from community members. 

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    With residential neighbourhoods rapidly expanding in the North Oshawa area, the Oshawa Executive Airport now seems to be out of place. I’d like to propose that the city consider moving the airport to property previously occupied by GM - in south Oshawa. There’s plenty of land there with room for expansion, and very few residents to be affected by the noise. The present airport is only a minimal facility used by a few privileged recreational fliers and four or five corporate jets. I imagine that some of these were used by previous GM executives who have no need of an airport now. I’m sure that the north Oshawa residents would appreciate not hearing small aircraft constantly coming and going. Residential development on this site would increase Oshawa's tax base and would eventually help pay for relocation.

    walttheartist Asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback and suggestion. Your comments have been shared with staff.

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    AIRPORT BUSINESS INTEGRATED WITH PUBLIC SECURITY IS UNTILL NOW A DISTURBING AND UNACCEPTABLE TO OUR HUMAN ENVIRONMENT. SEEMS LIKE THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE NEXT GENERATION WILL MOVEFORWARD WITH A SOLUTION TO HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT.

    Jobaida B Asked 4 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback. Your comments will be passed along to staff.

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    I am interested to know where we stand with the monitoring timeline? Has the sampling taken place as per the plan? When should we see results provided?

    Dave N Asked 5 months ago

    The air and noise quality study with sites located on the airport was undertaken in July and August of 2019 and some preliminary findings of the study will be released at the business plan working group meetings when they resume.   

    There is a second air and noise study scheduled to take place in July and August of this year with sensors installed in the community.   July and August has been selected because they are typically the airports busiest months.   

    We are currently looking into the impacts of the Covid restriction on the 2020 study and further information will be available as it becomes available.

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    I am interested in the current study parameters regarding noise assessment. I understand meters are placed at the end of runways. Is the information gathered to be in decibels, or is it just a comparison with other similar community airports? Which would not be of any benefit to those of us living near this one. Are meters to be placed in areas where residents have expressed concern about their quality of life and devaluation of their property?

    Wendy Mitchell-Gill Asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your questions.

    The proposal and details for the air quality and noise study were presented to the Development Services Committee and approved by City Council on June 24, 2019 under report DS-19-128. The noise information has been recorded using Equivalent Sound Level (LEQ) which is an energy-average sound level taken over a specified period of time. It represents the average sound pressure encountered for the period. The time period is often added as a suffix to the label (e.g., LEQ (24) for the 24-hour equivalent sound level). An LEQ value expressed in dBA is a good, single value descriptor of noise.

    The noise monitoring equipment has been placed just past the threshold of each of the 4 runway thresholds at the recommendation of the consultant as these location will represent the highest level of noise impact. 

    Data collected from the noise study will be compared to environmental conditions and aircraft movement data to identify trends in noise relating to volume, duration, movement type and aircraft type. This will assist in the potential development of new noise and traffic management strategies targeted to help reduce the impact of aircraft noise on surrounding neighbourhoods.

    We invite you to view the full noise study details are found within the RWDI proposal which is attached to the report.