Airplane noise becomes a hot potato
The Journal looks at growing unrest with airplane noise as Trudeau airport gets gradually busier. The sidebar is an amusing PR war between Aéroports de Montréal (which holds a line that airplane noise is negligible) and other people (who don’t).
Living in Villeray myself right under a flight path, I can’t say I find it a huge burden, although it’s a definite part of life in this part of town and might be troublesome to someone more sensitive or nervous than me. The only thing I find unnerving is when a plane comes between me and the sun – feels like the light of the world is flicked off for a moment – which can happen more than once a day on weekdays.
No solution is even floated, although one can’t help thinking that part of the point of Mirabel was to direct major jet noise away from the city.