Introducing the Pickering Airpark Project...
The Pickering Airpark is a grass roots movement originating out of the Buttonville Flying
Club. We have a single goal, and that is to relieve the pressure on Toronto's congested
aviation infrastructure by building and running a new General Aviation Airpark.
Thanks to our tireless volunteers and visionary investors, a new dawn in General Aviation
has arrived. A new Airpark is being planned for the Greater Toronto General Aviation
business and aircraft owner.
The Pickering Airpark Project is a shining beacon for General Aviation, job creation and
economic growth in the Greater Toronto Area.
11 June, 2013 - News about the Pickering Airport Plans...
Federal Finance Minister Flaherty has announced that the Government of Canada will be proceeding with plans for construction of the long-planned airport on the "Pickering Lands". Please see the links provided on our Links page.
Pickering Airpark Offering "Round A Investor" Closed April 16, 2012
The Pickering Airpark team, working with outside counsel, has incorporated many of the suggestions made by its limited partners into completing the appropriate partnership documentation, and April 16th, 2012 was the date for the First Offering Memorandum. All limited partners had to be on board by this date to enjoy the advantages of being a "Round A Investor". That First Offering is now closed.
Who are we?
We are NOT Toronto Airways, Transport Canada, a municipality or a large corporation. We
are many and diverse.
small to mid-size business
owners who currently utilise small aircraft aviation to support our business activities,
the pilots, businessmen and
aviation enthusiasts who currently fly out of the soon-to-close Buttonville airport, or
are being squeezed out of Toronto's busy City Centre airport, or are unable to operate out
aviation enthusiasts who want
a less congested, safer Aerodrome from which to enjoy the freedom of flight,
flight training specialists
teaching Torontonians the art of flight, and
Toronto's link to small
Canadian communities not serviced by regular airline, rail service - or, in some cases,
Not Just a Runway and Flight Centre...
The Airpark would be a registered aerodrome, initially comprising a 4,000 ft. paved
runway, a paved ramp and a self-serve flight centre structured for the GA pilot. The
facility will be designed primarily for General Aviation aircraft with VASIS, lighted
runway and taxiways, 24 hour accessibility, a GPS approach and light winter maintenance. A
CANPASS designation will be requested at the appropriate time.
All of the above is what you would expect in a regional airport style Airpark, but the
real heart of the Pickering Airpark is you. When you buy into the Airpark you invest in
all of the above and get the opportunity to customise your very own piece of aviation
heaven on your own lot or T-hangar. See Appendix B for the Airpark layout and Appendix C
for ideas on what is possible on your own lot.
In a nutshell...
This is the official Call For Partners for the Pickering Airpark Limited
Please review this document for a full explanation, but here is a quick summary: The
design / layout for the Airpark in Phase One is based on a 4000 ft x 100 ft paved runway.
The Airpark's layout is expected to be updated depending on the success of the
negotiations for leasing land at Pickering or if we choose to purchase one of the private
land parcels available to us. Partners will be able to choose their location on the field
once this is finalised, based on the order that deposit cheques are received.
We are now taking deposit cheques for Limited Partnership units in a first-come,
first-serve order. Deposits are $5,000, and cheques should be made out to: Pickering
Airpark Limited Partnership.
In the case of a standard plot, current estimates are $50,000 for a land plot suitable to
build a box hangar. After the $5,000 deposit, you can expect additional cash calls to be
made in April 2012 for 10% ($5,000), and in September 2012 for 45% ($22,500) more, with a
final call in April 2013 for 35% ($17,500).
Double lots are $90,000, so after the $5,000 deposit subsequent cash calls are then
$9,000, $40,500, $35,500. For a completely built out (turn-key) T-hangar (including land
lease) the estimate is $120,000. For the T-hangar, after the $5,000 deposit then the cash
calls are $12,000, $54,000 and $49,000.
We will announce a meeting to answer questions in more depth and to go over the structure
and goals of the Airpark.
Airpark Layout and Lots...
Similar to many Airparks in the US and Canada - for instance, Joliette (CSG3, near
Montreal) - Phase One of the Airpark will be planned around a single 4000 ft paved runway
with a common ramp for visiting aircraft, a self-serve flight centre, and shared paved
taxiways to the edge of each lot. A second and third phase will add additional facilities
and aircraft capacity.
A high-level overview of the Airpark layout can be found in appendix B.
Lot sizes are still to be fine tuned. Currently they are: a single-sized lot of 75 by 120
ft, or a double-sized 150 ft by 120ft, both with taxiway access. Several lots can be
combined for a larger building if needed.
The General Partnership, on behalf of the Airpark, reserves the right to approve a
building, but in general any steel framed building should be approved. A good example
of this type of simple aircraft storage hangar for this size of lot is built by Olympia
Steel Building. Their website is