What We Want
NoJetsTO is a coalition of concerned citizens dedicated to preserving Toronto’s mixed-use waterfront and a boutique Island Airport. Representing residents across Toronto, the non-partisan organization NoJetsTO opposes the expansion of the Island Airport through jet aircraft and extended runways. NoJetsTO’s goal is to preserve the current state of the Island Airport by protecting the Tripartite Agreement that governs it.
To reiterate, we are NOT opposed to the status quo at the Island Airport. We are opposed to turning the Island Airport into a Pearson-on-the-Lake.
Who We Are
NoJetsTO is a diverse group of residents from across Toronto. It’s a grassroots organization that is non-partisan and independent, uniting volunteers of different ages, backgrounds and motivations. Here are some of the key members:
Anshul Kapoor – Chair
As a father of a little girl, Anshul is passionate about stopping toxic jets from taking off on the waterfront. As a waterfront resident who was previously not involved in any organization or cause, the NoJetsTO chairman is a prime example of how resistance to the reckless jet plans is forming at the grassroots level.
Gene Desfor – Outreach
As a former professor at York University teaching urban development, Gene knows a bad urban planning idea when he sees it. And that’s how he got involved with the push back against the jet plans that are set to gut Toronto’s waterfront. As a co-editor of the recent book “Reshaping Toronto’s Waterfront”, Gene knows the last 150 years of Toronto’s shoreline like the back of his hand.
Jeff Carlton – Databasing
Living in the quirky Bloorcourt neighbourhood, Jeff exemplifies civic engagement beyond any NIMBYism. And as a real American, he is following in the footsteps of Jane Jacobs and her spirited opposition to the Spadina Expressway. As a teacher who prepares the next generation for success in life, Jeff knows a thing or two about working towards a better future. Keeping Toronto’s waterfront jet-free falls right into that category.
NoJetsTO Steering Committee
- Anshul Kapoor, Chair
- Gene Desfor, Outreach – City Council
- Janice Ng, Outreach – Business
- Jess Dawe, Outreach Coordinator
- Gautam Malkani, Social Media
- Jeff Carlton, Databasing
- Daniel Mitroi, Databasing
- Grant Minkhorst, Fundraising and Treasurer
- Tim Ehlich, Communications
Stay in Touch
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