The Burlington Executive Airport is located in the city's rural area on a collection of parcels known municipally as 5260, 5296, 5300, 5316 (all one property) and 5342 Bell School Line and 5351 Appleby Line.
The airport was founded in 1962 and has a longstanding presence in the city's rural area. It consists of two paved runways, a main north-south runway and an east-west runway that was formerly grass, but was paved sometime in the last four years. The airport also includes a terminal and several hangars used for the storage and repair of aircraft.
Currently, the airport is bringing in substantial quantities of fill. This operation has been going on for the last five years. Airport officials have indicated that the work they are doing is to raise and level a large portion of the site for expansion of the airport.
Residents neighboring the airport property have raised a number of concerns about fill being moved onto the site as well as about the site expansion.
Any activities related to aeronautics, including expansion of an existing airport, are subject to federal regulation through Transport Canada, the Federal Aeronautics Act and Canadian Aviation Regulations. These activities do not have to comply with local or provincial plans, policies, bylaws or regulations.
The City of Burlington has taken the position that the city's site alteration bylaw is applicable and must be complied with. As a result the City of Burlington issued an Order to Comply related to the city's Site Alteration Bylaw 6-2003 on May 3, 2013.
|City of Burlington Reports and Updates|
July 29, 2016
July 4, 2016 - Media Release - Ontario Superior Court rules in favour of City of Burlington: Burlington Airpark Inc. ordered to comply with site alteration bylaw 64-2014
UPDATE - March 21, 2016
On Nov. 10, 2015, the City of Burlington's application regarding Burlington Airpark Inc. was heard by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Milton. The application asked the court to compel Burlington Airpark Inc. to remove all fill deposited at Burlington Executive Airpark between Jan. 1, 2008 and Aug. 2, 2013, not including existing runways and hangars, or submit an application for a site alteration permit to comply with site alteration bylaw 64-2014.
The Ontario Superior Court has advised the city today that a decision related to this application will be released by April 30, 2016.
September 8, 2014 - Report
June 11, 2014 - Decision
May 26, 2014 - Update #14
May 12, 2014 - McMillan Letter
May 5, 2014 - Update #13
April 14, 2014 - Update #12
March 25, 2014 - Update #11
February 24, 2014 - Update #10
February 3, 2014 - Update #9
January 28, 2014 - Legal arguments filed with Ontario Court of Appeal regarding Burlington Airpark Inc.'s appeal of November 13, 2013 decision of the Superior Court of Justice
January 13, 2014 - Update #8
December 2, 2013 - Update #7
November 14, 2013 - Decision
September 9, 2013 - Update #6
August 23, 1013 - Terrapex response to July 23, 2013 letter from the Ministry of the Environment
August 19, 2013 - Update #5
July 29, 2013 - Update #4
July 23, 2013 - Ministry of the Environment response to City of Burlington's July 11, 2013 letter
July 19, 2013 - Statement of Claim
July 15, 2013 - Update #3 Presentation to Council
July 11, 2013 - Terrapex Environmental Report
July 8, 2013 - Update #2 to Mayor and Members of the Development and Infrastructure Committee
June 10, 2013 - Council Minutes (see page 11 for motion concerning the Burlington Executive Airpark)
June 7, 2013 - Memo to Mayor and Members of Council
May 21, 2013 - Council Minutes (see page 12 for staff direction)
May 21, 2013 - Engineering Department Report E- 25-13
Residents' Update Meetings
Residents' Update Meeting: June 24, 2013 Meeting Notes
Burlington Executive Airpark Correspondence
Memo from Vince Rossi - President, Burlington Airpark, Inc.
Noise concerns please contact:
City of Burlington 905-335-7731 (during the day)
Halton Police 905-825-4747 (evenings)
Dust concerns please contact:
Ministry of the Environment 1-866-663-8477
Ministry of Transport:
Greg Cross, Civil Aviation Safety Inspector
Burlington Executive Airpark