CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW – 2012 FEEDBACK POLICY
The 2012 Canadian International Air Show (CIAS) is the culminating event of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) and is held annually in accordance with all Canadian air regulations. This year the show will take place on Saturday, September 1st, Sunday, September 2nd and Monday September 3rd from 1:00 PM to 4:30 P.M. with rehearsals on Friday, August 31st from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. (intermittently to allow for commercial airline traffic). The 2012 air show will celebrate a diverse showing of aircraft and the 62nd Anniversary of the Canadian International Air Show. Like all annual festivals and events such as auto races, walks, marathons, bicycle rides for charity and the like, the air show may be of more interest to some citizens and visitors than to others and thus, may be seen as disruptive by some while being anticipated and enjoyed by others. We understand that the noise generated by the rehearsal and the air show may be a concern.The number of jet aircraft displays which generate more noise has been reduced this year and all aircraft will arrive and leave the display area using flight paths determined by regulatory bodies to be least disruptive to the City of Toronto while keeping safety paramount. All noise reduction protocols and rules will be strictly adhered to at all times.We need to emphasize that this once-a-year signature event attracts thousands of tourists from throughout Ontario and the U.S. border states and contributes significantly to the Toronto economy. While we understand that some people living in the neighbourhoods close to the CNE may find some of the aircraft loud, we ask you to consider the benefits of the Canadian International Air Show to its fans and to the City of Toronto. It remains one of the city’s major annual attractions, and it is an important business generator for the local economy that literally millions of spectators around southern Ontario continue to enjoy.To provide your comments are feedback, please call (416)-263-3653.
How do I contact the Canadian International Air Show?
or call 416.263.3653 to leave your comments regarding the CIAS.
How can I volunteer with the CIAS?
The CIAS posts volunteer positions externally on our website as they become open. Below is as list of 2012 positions that you may apply for following the directions below. Please note only successful candidates will be contacted by the CIAS.
*There are currently no volunteer openings with the Canadian International Air Show.*
To apply for a volunteer position please send your letter of application including your resume to:
Canadian International Air Show
210 Princes' Blvd, Exhibition Place
Press Building, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
The CIAS thanks all applicants for their interest in this volunteer position. Please note that only qualified candidates will be selected for interviews at the discretion of the Canadian International Air Show.
When is the Canadian International Air Show?
The Canadian International Air Show takes place during the Canadian Labour Day weekend annually. In 2012, the CIAS will be held on Saturday, September 1st, Sunday, September 2nd and Monday, September 3rd. The start time for the show is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. with the show ending at approximately 4:30 p.m. each afternoon.
Where does the CIAS take place?
The CIAS takes place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada over Lake Ontario and is best viewed at the southwest waterfront grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). Show centre is located directly in front of our VIP Guest Enclosure and the best viewing locations include the CNE grounds, Ontario Place and many other lakefront sites with a view of the water in front of Marilyn Bell Park in west Toronto. For info on how to get tickets to the CIAS VIP Guest Enclosure, contact
How can I get tickets to the air show?
Contact the CIAS -
- for information on how to get tickets to the show. The CIAS will be selling a limited number of exclusive VIP air show offers to our CIAS Insiders. Click here to sign up to our Insider List and e-Newsletter !
For information on admission to the CNE, click here .
How do I get to the CIAS/CNE?
The CNE is easily accessible by car from the Gardiner Expressway or Lake Shore Boulevard West. Just follow the signs from either of these roads. Outdoor and underground parking is available for a nominal fee.
The CNE is also accessible via the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) by taking the 511 Bathurst Streetcar, the 29 Dufferin Bus or at the Exhibition Stop on the GO Train. For more information, please call the TTC at 416.393.INFO or GO Transit at 416.869.3200.
How much are tickets?
for information regarding VIP Experience tickets to the CIAS.
Can I view the aircraft before or after the show on the ground or is there a static display?
Unfortunately, due to strict security regulations at Pearson International and City Centre Airports, no parked, or static display is possible for the CIAS at this time.
Who is flying in the Air Show this year?
Each year, the CIAS hosts a variety of aerial exhibitors. For a detailed list, please visit the Performers' page. Our performer list is subject-to-change right up to show time. This is due to the dynamic demands on military equipment and personnel around the world, as well as from a safety perspective for our of our acts. We apologize for any inconvenience this creates, but we must respect that a search and rescue mission, protection of our troops overseas and the safety of our show performers are higher priorities than participation in our display.
Will the schedule of acts be available?
YES!! The CIAS is excited to announce that the schedule of performers will be made available daily, prior to each show, to those CIAS VIPs that have subscribed to the Insider e-Newsletter. Click here to join now!
Why do planes have to fly over the city?
Aircraft appearing in the CIAS are stationed at both the Billy Bishop Toronto Airport and Pearson International Airport. Aircraft hangared at Pearson must fly to the show site via a route that takes them over the city of Toronto. These flights occur at altitudes and at speeds in accordance with regulations put forth by aviation governing bodies.
Is the show safe?
Safety is of paramount importance at the Canadian International Air Show and we are conscious of concerns with respect to safety and noise. The Canadian International Air Show follows all safety guidelines and regulations as dictated by aviation authorities and hold our performers accountable to the same high safety standards.
We employ aviation industry professionals across our membership including controllers, military representatives and emergency services. The CIAS has a strictly professional-run emergency response committee comprised of members of the Toronto Police Services, Fire Services and EMS. We also have a well-developed incident plan. Performers and key personnel attend pre-show safety briefings daily and daily debriefs post-show.
Who regulates noise?
The Canadian International Air Show complies with all regulations, including those published by Transport Canada relating to noise.
Why are some flights noisier than others?
What restrictions, if any, has the air show placed on performers when flying over the city?
Atmospheric conditions such as clouds and wind can make an aircraft sound louder on different days.
Aircraft flying over the city follow all regulations issued by NAV CANADA and are under the control of the CIAS Air Boss. Each flight is instructed as to the direction and height that it may fly. Aircraft taking off from or en-route to Pearson International Airport are under the control of NAV CANADA flight controllers located at Pearson.
Will the show be noisy?
The Canadian International Air Show hosts a variety of aircraft each year, displaying aviation technology across the ages; from smaller, civilian aerobatic aircraft, to cargo planes, search and rescue helicopters, vintage trainers and jets. In answer to the question 'will the air show be noisy,' the answer is 'yes.' All aircraft make noise to differing degrees. The CIAS follows aviation regulations created by governing bodies to ensure the safety of our spectators and performers, as well as to mitigate noise.
2012 NOTICE TO MARINERS
is a notice sent by the Toronto Port Authority to the Canadian Coast Guard
NOTSHIP desk a published NOTSHIP will be forthcoming from CCG prior to start of
the event (that being, practice day) visit the Toronto Port Authority website
for most up to date information www.torontoport.com
LAKE ONTARIO – TORONTO HARBOUR
– CHART # 2085
The Canadian International Air
Show 2012 will take place over Lake Ontario at the Canadian National Exhibition
on August 31, September 1, 2 and 3, 2012, as follows:
August 31: Practice Day, approx. 0900 to 1500
September 1, 2 and 3: Show
Days, approx. 1200 to 1800 hours daily
The Western Channel of Toronto
Harbour will be closed to all shipping during these days and times
approximately one hour before show times and will re-open at the conclusion of
the show each day.
Waterborne spectators may observe
the Air Show from east of a line bearing 170 deg. true from Gibraltar Point to
a position 43o34’28”N and 79o23’08”W, forming the eastern limit. Waterborne spectators may also watch from
south of a line running from the limit to a position of 43o36’57”N
and 79o28’31”W. These
limits are identified on Chart 2085. The
spectator boundaries will be monitored by the Toronto Police Services Marine
Upon commencement of the Practice
and Air Show times noted, pleasure craft moored within the protected waterway
north of the seawall at Ontario Place must remain in those areas until
completion of the Practice or any of the Air Shows.