OTTAWA PROVIDING PEARSON INT'L AIRPORT WITH $142M FOR REPAIRS, UPGRADES
Mar 14, 2022
By Bob Komsic
Saying it wants to help the aviation industry lift off after the pandemic, the federal government’s putting more than $142-million to fix and update Canada’s busiest airport.
”The funding I’ve announced today will help Toronto Pearson International Airport invest in the infrastructure needed to help reinvigorate the aviation industry,” said Transport Minister Omar Alghabra.
The money will be used to fix airfield pavement, develop and install a new check-in service, boarding and border clearance systems, as well as for the ongoing operation of a COVID-129 testing and screening system for flyers and employees.
The funding will also help Pearson ”carry out technical studies and concept design work” for the proposed connection with the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line that’s expected to be done by 2031.