Transportation: York Region Airports
There are 2 local airports in close proximity to Whitchurch-Stouffville:
Toronto is serviced by four airports: Lester B. International Airport in Mississauga, and Toronto City Centre Airport handling most of the commercial traffic, and Markham Airport and Buttonville Municipal Airport handling most of the private air traffic.
Lester B. International Airport (YYZ)
Toronto Pearson International Airport is 27 kilometres from Toronto's downtown, and is located in the thriving suburban community of Mississauga. The airport is 173.4 metres (569 ft) above sea level, and covers an area of 18 sq km (7 sq miles).
The airport is so big some phone numbers are area code "416" (Toronto) and some are "905" (Mississauga)! There are 141 gates in two terminals (The "missing" Terminal 2 was demolished in 2007). This airport handles most of Toronto's (and also the country's) domestic, international, and vacation travel flights.
There are several publicly accessible indoor vantage points for aircraft viewing. You can find these on the departures (upper) level of Terminal 1 past the check-in counters, and the departures (upper) level at the east end of Terminal 3. The various departure lounges also offer views for passengers, post-security.
The terminals are connected by the free 24-hours a day Airport LINK Train System connecting Terminal 1, Terminal 3 and the Reduced Rate Parking Lot-Viscount Station. These are all wheelchair accessible The LINK trains run every 3.5 minutes during the day, a every 7 minutes non-peak. The inter-terminal shuttles are every 10 minutes, and every 15 minutes from midnight to 6 am.
For more information about Pearson International Aiport, including ground transportation, airlines, and airport area hotels, see the airports information on FoundLocally.com's Mississauga site:
Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport (YTZ)
Sometimes called "TCCA", or just "the Island Airport"), this is relatively low-volume airport. The tenant is Porter Airlines (416-619-8506, Reservations: 1-888-619-8622)with connections to Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax using short-haul commuter planes. A free ferry service covers the 121 metres from the mainland every 15 minutes, 6:45AM-10:07PM. The airport is operated by Trans Capital Air/Stolport Corp.(203-1144, FBO: 361-1100)
Runway 08/26 4000 ft. X 150 ft. asphalt
Runway 06/24 2880 ft. X 150 ft. asphalt
Runway 15/33 2780 ft. X 150 ft. asphalt
Contact the Airport Administration at:
Airport Pass Control (203-6942 ext. 15), Noise Complaints (203-8490), Airport Customs Office (973-7403).
Markham Airport (CYKZ)
Markham Airport is a private airport catering to small and private aircraft such as light Cesnas, who can take off and land on its 2000 foot runway with night facilities. This airport is located along Highway 48, just south of Whitchurch-Stouffville,and is 2.6 nautical miles (4.8 km) north of Markham.
Coordinates: N43 56 09 W79 15 44 UTC-5(4)
Runway 09/27: 2013 ft x 50 ft - asphalt
Elevation: 807' VTA A5000 F-21
For more information on Markham Airport contact:
Markham Airport Inc.
10953 Hwy. 48
Markham, L3P 3J3
The airport is not part of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority. The airport is home to the Royal Canadian Air Cadets Gliding Program, which uses the north side or the runway 09/27 for glider operations in the spring and fall, with a northern traffic pattern. This airport may disappear with the establishment of a planned Pickering Airport or re-location of Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport.
Buttonville Municipal Airport (CYKZ)
Buttonville airport, located just north of the Highway 7/ 404 interchange (and 29 km north of downtown Toronto), has been a landmark since 1962 and has grown to serve the York Region and Toronto. The airport (IATA: YKZ, ICAO: CYKZ) is open and staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a yea, and is a major port of entry for international air traffic from the United States, and also acts as a satellite or reliever airport to Lester B. Pearson International Airport at Malton. Both private and commercial aircraft can operate on the 4500 ft runways at Buttonville . The airport is operated by Toronto Airways Limited and because of its proximity to Toronto's suburbs, there are several strict noise-reduction procedures for aircraft using the airport. Buttonville is Canada's 8th busiest airport (2006) by aircraft movements.
North 43 51.55
West 079 22.13
Field Elevation 650' MSL
Location: 10 NM North East of Toronto
Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport
Million Air is the branded Fixed Based Operation (FBO), offering our one-stop shop for your aircraft's needs from fuel servicing, turnaround handling, etc. Today, a larger percentage of individuals and organizations are utilizing private aviation as opposed to facing the uncertainties, inconvenience and safety issues that are associated with commercial aviation.
There are a number of commercial operators at Buttonville"
- Flightexec Executive Air Charter 1-800-777 0525 http://www.flightexec.com
- Image Air Charter Ltd. 905-405 0331. x225 www.imageaircharter.com
- LCE Aviation 1-866-359-5232 http://www.lceaviation.ca/home.html
- Sightseeing Flights ($189.00 an hour-not per person) 905-477 8110
- Toronto Airways Limited - flight training school
- Seneca College - aviation program
- The Buttonville Flying Club
- 680 News (Corus Entertainment) traffic unit
- Leggat Aviation Ltd - Cessna dealership
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