20 Year Airport Master Plan

In April 2017 a $375 million, 20 Year Airport Master Plan was approved by Regional Council. This will ensure that the airport can meet the travel needs of our own growing community and respond to capacity challenges at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Unlike traditional airport master planning, we used a 'just-in-time' approach. A pre-set passenger volume is required for each of the five development stages. The approach maximizes the existing infrastructure while managing financial risk. This provides YKF with the ability to respond to changes in the aviation industry without compromising the customer experience.
Phase one of the Master Plan is now underway.

Background Information

Why a Master Plan?
A Master Plan is a tool used by airports to plan for future development, this includes:
  • maximizing existing infrastructure
  • managing increased air service
  • and, protecting for future growth
Who directed the Master Plan?
The Master Plan project was directed by a Steering Committee comprised of staff and elected officials from:
  • the Regional Municipality of Waterloo;
  • the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo; and the Township of Woolwich.
  • the Region of Waterloo International Airport;
  • and the Grand River Conservation Authority
Airport Master Planning Process
  • Project Start - April 2016 & included 2 Public Information Centres (May 25 and November 10, 2016)
  • Plan presented to the Region of Waterloo Planning and Works Committee - April 4, 2017
  • Plan presented to and approved by the Region of Waterloo Regional Council - April 12, 2017
2017 Project Reports and Information

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2016 Project Reports and Information
Additional Background Documents