plane spotting toronto

Viewing platform being built for Toronto plane spotters

Toronto plane spotters have reason to be excited, as The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is set to build a viewing platform for those who like to observe all the intriguing activity at the airport. The observation area will be a feature of the new Danville Park, which will be located at the corner of Kennedy Road and Courtneypark Drive.

There is a bit of a catch, though. That park is located about four kilometres away from the airport, which means that it will not be an ideal location to take photos of planes landing, which is one of the chief interests of folks who make their way up to the airport right now. Based on its elevation of 25 metres, however, it will offer an excellent view of the airport.

Right now, plane spotters are forced to take in the action from Derry, Dixie and Airport roads as well as Convair Drive. It can be tricky to park in these areas, and there's no dedicated observation areas, which can be challenging for casual viewers.

The final design and name of the platform will be revealed in November.


Latest Videos



Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Toronto is getting a new Dollarama just steps away from another Dollarama

Strong storm to batter Toronto and Southern Ontario with extreme wind speeds

10 ways Toronto could make cycling safer if it gave a damn

Doug Ford announces plan to hire more nurses in Ontario and not everyone is impressed

The essential guide to buying Christmas trees in Toronto and Ontario farms to cut your own

Here's how paid sick days in Ontario compare to other provinces and countries

This is why some say the Rogers building is Toronto's new City Hall

Black ice creating dangerous conditions for Toronto drivers and pedestrians