NOTAM for all Controllers: CYKZ (Toronto/Buttonville) Tower has Closed

Rob Nabieszko

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It's sad, but it has finally come to pass.

After decades in service, and millions of takeoffs and landings, Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport's (CYKZ) control tower closed permanently, effective Jan 3rd 2019.

The CYKZ control zone has now reverted to a permanent Class E control zone, with a Mandatory Frequency (MF) of 124.8.

For controllers, you will now treat this the same as any other uncontrolled airport.

One other important note for controllers: The MF Control Zone has been amended to only extend up to 2000' (in lieu of the previous 2500'). Above 2000', over the old Control Zone, is now all part of the Terminal Control Unit Class C airspace.

Please see AIP Supplement 1/19, on page 15-16 of the AIP Supplement document for more information. https://www.navcanada.ca/EN/products-and-services/Documents/AIP/Next/part_4_aip_sup/4aip_sup_eng.pdf

Sorry to see it go.  :'(
Rob
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Owen Kane

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Re: NOTAM for all Controllers: CYKZ (Toronto/Buttonville) Tower has Closed
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 10:31:04 PM »
A sad day. In my day I flew in and out of Buttonville as a PPL and as a passenger on the regional Beech1900 and King Airs. As a young kid, Dad would take us out to watch the activity on a Sunday.  Rob are they still thinking of closing Buttonville for Condos and the like!

Rob Nabieszko

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Re: NOTAM for all Controllers: CYKZ (Toronto/Buttonville) Tower has Closed
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 10:59:36 PM »
Owen, that has been the 2 year plan for some 10 years now. Trouble is, the place is an environmental disaster after 50 years of fluids running off the apron. Cadillac Fairview supposedly washed their hands of it. Don't know if anyone else will want to try.

Such a squandered resource as a transportation link.
Rob Nabieszko | VATCAN3
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