On June 26th, the Canadian Airports Council is inviting airports across the country to celebrate the inaugural Airport Workers Day.
Learn more.

Our Master Plan (2017-2037)

Our region is growing and so is demand for air travel.

Over the next three decades, the population of Southern Ontario is set to reach 15 million and its GDP will double, totalling $1.1 trillion. Our Master Plan outlines our short, medium and long-term plans for responding to forecasts for air travel generated by regional and global demand.

An image of the cover of Toronto Pearson's Master Plan 2017-2037

The Master Plan

  • Provides a snapshot of our existing facilities, conditions and capabilities
  • Examines future needs
  • Establishes the Land Use Plan for the Airport
  • Serves as a blueprint for the development of our physical facilities

Read the Master Plan (2017-2037) (PDF, 2.6 MB)

The Master Plan is updated every 10 years, as part of our ground lease with Transport Canada.

Ground lease: our responsibilities

We have a 60-year ground lease with the federal government, which began on December 2, 1996. The ground lease stipulates that we must actively manage and operate Pearson at our own cost and expense, in a reputable manner as a First-Class Facility and a Major International Airport. The terms of ground lease state that we must return the airport back to the federal government as an efficiently run asset.

Read the Ground Lease (PDF, 12 MB)