Greater Toronto Airports Authority Welcomes Transit and Infrastructure Investment Dialogue

Published on : Monday, January 18, 2016

Toronto PearsonToday, Toronto Mayor John Tory welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Toronto’s City Hall to discuss mutual opportunities of interest including the need for greater transit and infrastructure investments. The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) welcomes increased collaboration between the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto in improving public transit in the Greater Toronto Area and the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region.

 

Toronto Pearson and its surrounding area is one of Canada’s largest employment zones, second only to downtown Toronto. Home to more than 300,000 employees, the airport employment area requires higher order rapid transit options and integrated connections in order to better serve the transit needs of area workers and passengers.

 

As the City of Toronto and Government of Canada continue their dialogue on transit infrastructure investments, GTAA welcomes the inclusion of both airport-specific and airport area demand into ground transportation planning.

 

“Connecting the airport employment area with better transit is key to regional economic growth, environmental sustainability, and global connectivity,” said Howard Eng, President and CEO of the GTAA. “We applaud today’s dialogue between Prime Minister Trudeau and Mayor Tory, as well as the ongoing efforts of Mayor Crombie and other elected officials in the Region of Peel, to bring much needed public transit and improved goods movement solutions to the 300,000 employees and many businesses in the airport area.

 

Last year, more than 41 million passengers travelled through Toronto Pearson – making it the first airport in Canada to reach this milestone. As one of the world’s global hub airports, Toronto Pearson supports trade, foreign investment and job creation for the regional and national economy. Economic growth and increased demand for air travel in Southern Ontario are creating a significant need for improved ground transportation and more transit options for employees and goods to the airport and to the airport area, as well as throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region.

 

Source:- Toronto Pearson

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