Toronto Pearson

Toronto Pearson serves the air travel needs of our community and region, as well as the economic and trade interests of the Canadian economy. Perhaps more than any other service or business, an airport is a reflection of the community that surrounds it; if the community is thriving, so too is the airport. Toronto Person is growing because our communities are thriving and our economy is growing.

In response to our region’s demand for aviation services, on June 13th Transport Canada approved the Greater Toronto Airports Authority’s (GTAA) request for an amendment to the existing night flight program, which will allow for a measured increase in the number of flights permitted during the night time.

Toronto Pearson has always operated around-the-clock, 7 days a week.  It also has a night flight restriction program that mitigates the impact of aircraft noise during restricted hours (12:30–6:30 a.m.). The night flight budget, a key component of this program that limits the number of flights that take off and land at the airport between 12:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., was established by Transport Canada in 1997 to ensure that growth of operations in the night time at Toronto Pearson is managed in a responsible way.

The night flight budget has been an effective tool in managing growth, but it has not kept pace with the realities of today’s global economy.  Greater connections with emerging global markets, ever-increasing trade, the evolving travel choices of our region’s ethnically diverse population, and quite simply, the growth of our regions’ population have resulted in a greater demand for flights at night.  These flights help business and leisure travellers reach their destinations and get home again, and ensure important goods are delivered.

To learn more about Toronto Pearson’s Noise Management Program, including the Night Flight Restriction Program, please call the GTAA at: (416) 247-7682 email: or visit A community relations officer will be available to provide you with additional information.