Toronto Pearson Airport will see ‘unusual activity’ this weekend
Toronto Pearson International Airport is warning travelers and Mississauga residents of possible delays this weekend as the airport holds a training exercise.
According to a statement released on Friday, the exercise will take place on May 28 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Meanwhile, around 300 volunteers will take on the role of protesters in a mock “emergency drill”.
The exercise is a Transport Canada requirement, the airport said, and is “an important way to test the airport’s emergency response.”
The airport stresses that this is a planned exercise and that there is no reason for concern. However, they warn of potential traffic delays in the Convair Drive and Electra Road area of Mississauga.
From late April through May, Pearson experienced a number of delays to arrivals and departures. The airport attributed the delays to personnel issues.
Earlier this month, Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) Chief Operating Officer Craig Bradbrook told CP24 that delays could become “unsustainable” as we enter the summer season, as the The authority expects to see around 45,000 international arrivals per day. during this time.