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Press release

October 2, 2017

TORONTO, CANADA – Today, Toronto Pearson International Airport, along with 29 airports across Canada, has kicked off Canadian Airports Safety Week, an airport-led initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees. All airport staff, whether they work in the terminal building or on the airfield, will be encouraged to take part in themed discussions and events throughout the week.

“Toronto Pearson takes the safety of all employees on airport grounds and the traveling public very seriously,” said Selma Lussenburg, Vice President, Governance, Corporate Safety and Security and General Counsel at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “The strong traffic growth that Toronto Pearson is experiencing is built upon a solid foundation of safety. The Canadian Airports Safety Week is a great initiative and an excellent reminder that striving for safer operations should always be at the forefront of all airport activities.”

Canadian Airports Safety Week, which is occurring between October 2nd and October 6th, will have a different theme each day. They are as follows:

Day 1 - Monday, October 2nd, 2017: Worker Safety
Day 2 - Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017: Airside Safety
Day 3 - Wednesday, October 4th, 2017: Security Safety
Day 4 - Thursday, October 5th, 2017: Hazard Reporting & Environmental Safety
Day 5 - Friday, October 6th, 2017: Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Free Friday

About Canadian Airports Safety Week

Canadian Airports Safety Week is an airport-led initiative that promotes healthy and safe work practices among airport employees. Twenty-nine airports are actively taking part this year, which is being led by the Canadian Airports Council (CAC). Canadian Airports Safety Week was first launched in 2015 by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, with 24 participating airports.

About Toronto Pearson

Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport. Toronto Pearson is focused on becoming the best airport in the world; enhancing the passenger experience, safety, security, supports the success of our airline partners. With more than 44 million passengers in 2016, Toronto Pearson is Canada's largest airport and second busiest North American international airport.

The area around Toronto Pearson is the second-largest employment zone in Canada; it facilitates more than 6 per cent of Ontario's GDP and directly employs 49,000 people. Toronto Pearson believes being a good neighbour means balancing operations by engaging with communities that surround the airport. It strives to have a positive impact by investing in social good and community-building initiatives through its community investment program, The Propeller Project.

For more information please visit Toronto Pearson on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Contact: GTAA Media Office | | (416) 776-3709

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