First Time Visitors:

If this is your first time visiting, you might want to start out on our Aerotropolis Quick Facts Page to familiarize yourself with the Aerotropolis (otherwise known as the AEGD).

Want to know how to help?

Click here to view and sign the petition at the Hamilton Civic League

Click here to read about becoming a participant at the OMB hearing – The extended deadline is Wednesday June 27th, 2012, 10:30 am Albion Room B and C, Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane. This is your best opportunity to make your voice heard.

A message from the Environment Hamilton Board of Directors

Dear Hamilton Community Stakeholders,

The Hamilton Civic League is sharing Environment Hamilton’s request to ask you, your association or your business to consider registering as a “participant” at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing on the City of Hamilton’s Airport Employment Growth District (aka the “aerotropolis”).

Registrations were closed but a city error has opened the doors for . . . → Read More: A message from the Environment Hamilton Board of Directors

Former Flamborough councillor Dave Braden pokes holes in airport plan

As reported in the Flamborough Review:

Dave Braden of Valens calls the plan­ – referred to as aerotropolis or the Airport Employment Growth District (AEGD) – “just plane stupid” and cites a litany or reasons why he believes it is doomed to fail, including what he describes as Hamilton’s “poor record of promoting or maintaining . . . → Read More: Former Flamborough councillor Dave Braden pokes holes in airport plan

Peter Ormond of Hamilton Centre Greens discusses AEGD and LRT

Earlier this week, Peter Ormond sent a response to the concerns brought forward by the Hamilton Light Rail Initiative.

The LRT Initiative has been sending citizens’ comments about Light Rail directly to local politicians as well as candidates for the provincial election on October 6.

When casting your vote, the candidates’ and parties’ stances on the . . . → Read More: Peter Ormond of Hamilton Centre Greens discusses AEGD and LRT

Video: What is Aerotropolis?

Have you heard the terms aerotropolis and aegd being thrown around, but you aren’t sure what it’s all about? This very short video can help. After watching, please dig around our site for more details. If you have any questions about the website, please let us know. If you have concerns about the aerotropolis itself, please . . . → Read More: Video: What is Aerotropolis?

Airport is down to one domestic destination

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As of today, WestJet will only be flying to Calgary out of Hamilton International. As reported in the spectator:

Nov. 1 is the first day of the new and decimated schedule at Hamilton Airport. No more Winnipeg and Edmonton. Goodbye, Moncton and Halifax.

Technically, it’s still Hamilton International because WestJet is running weekend flights to Orlando, Cancun . . . → Read More: Airport is down to one domestic destination

The votes are in!

Hamilton has spoken and our new council has been elected.

For those concerned about the aerotropolis, there is some good news. Our new mayor, Bob Bratina, was one of only two councillors who stood up against the aerotropolis on October 13th. In part four of his interview on CHML, he spoke of his stance on . . . → Read More: The votes are in!

Video: Pipe Line Map and Cost

A quick video spanning the size and cost of the proposed Aerotropolis.

Aerotropolis Costs: Pipe Line from Mike Jerome on Vimeo.

Note: Much of the route is through farmland – as soon as you build a sewer pipe through farmland, an enormous demand to allow development along it ensues. There’s also . . . → Read More: Video: Pipe Line Map and Cost

Flyers now available!

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AerotropolisCosts has created a simple flyer to help get the message out. Please let us know if you’d like some and we will do our best to get them to you. We have also made a PDF version available in case you’d prefer to print . . . → Read More: Flyers now available!

Just how big is the Aerotropolis?

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This google map shows the size of the Aerotropolis lands based on maps available from the city. The proposal recently approved by council (Stage One) is shaded pink. Stage One will be completed in two phases. The light blue represents potential expansion in the far future (Stage Two).
. . . → Read More: Just how big is the Aerotropolis?

Public overwhelmingly opposes moving forward with the AEGD/Aerotropolis

A quick search of the Hamilton Spectator website shows that every aerotropolis related letter-to-the-editor has been in opposition of building the AEGD and not a single one is in support.

Hopefully our prospective council candidates are listening to the people!

On October 6, 2010, the Planning and Economic Development Committee expressed their support for expanding . . . → Read More: Public overwhelmingly opposes moving forward with the AEGD/Aerotropolis