Essential Radar Telecom Modernization Toronto Fiber Installation

NAV CANADA is planning to replace existing degraded copper cables between the Toronto Radar Site and the Runway 23 LOC at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. 

The Project will consist of the installation of approximately 1.9 km of new fibre optic cable on the existing airport property from the receiver site on the west side of the West Service Road north of Courtneypark Drive East and terminate at the Runway 23 Localizer east of Dixie Road. 1.9 km of the new cabling will be installed in new 100mm diameter HDPE conduit installed by open trench approximately 0.3m wide and 0.6m deep in existing landscaped areas that are currently maintained by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA).  Approximately 40m of cabling west of the North Service Road will be installed overhead to span the Etobicoke Creek.  The overhead crossing will consist of a 9 mm messenger cable securely fastened to 16 ft (4.88 m) poles on each end, buried to a depth of 1.8 m. The new poles will be located outside of the 50-year flood line limits and all work within the area regulated by the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) will be completed in accordance with TRCA requirements.

Latest update

July 14th, 2024 – The public comment period on the project is closed. The Greater Toronto Airports Authority is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA)
Environmental Services
3111 Convair Drive
Toronto, Ontario L5P 1B2

  • Location

    • Nav Canada Fibre Location (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Airport and Airfields
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Nav Canada
  • Authorities

    • Greater Toronto Airports Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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