Emergency exercise planned for Pearson airport on Saturday

If you’re heading to Pearson airport this morning, you may encounter some unusual activity.

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority says it will be conducting a full scale emergency exercise at the airport starting at 8 a.m. and continuing until at least 2 p.m.

“This exercise is a requirement by Transport Canada and it’s an important way to test the airport’s emergency response,” the GTAA said in a statement, noting this is the first exercise of this kind to be held since the pandemic began.

Approximately 300 volunteers will be playing the part of protesters in the mock exercise, which will also involve members of the Peel Regional Police and Transport Canada.

While the exercise is nowhere near any of the terminal buildings, the GTAA is warning travelers and those coming or going to the airport to be aware of possible traffic disruptions, especially around the area of Convair Drive and Electra Road, which is just to the north of Highway 401.

We’re holding an emergency exercise tomorrow and you may notice unusual activity around the airport. As this is just an exercise, there’s no need to be concerned, but if you’re in the area of Convair Drive, watch out for possible traffic delays: https://t.co/hbTtBhJRmm pic.twitter.com/XFeAwGAJkQ

— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) May 27, 2022

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