Top Realtor Speaks Out Against the Jets: Property Values Set to Drop
High-Profile Realtor Janine Sheeres Speaks Out Against Jet Plans: Read Her Statement November 26, 2013 TORONTO - I am against the expansion of the Porter Island Airport to include jets. It’s plain and simple common sense to me: increased air traffic and larger planes mean more noise, more air pollution and increased downtown gridlock. The result: dropping real estate prices - primarily due to the noise from large planes. Brad Lamb wasn’t bothered by small planes, let's see whether he would get the same sleep with bigger jets. Let him battle increased traffic enroute to his showings. If I was going to buy down by the lake, and be enticed by the wonderful view, the prospect of the increased Island Airport traffic would be a significant deciding factor against my buying there. Janine Sheeres, Broker _______________________ Note: Janine Sheeres has been successful as a realtor in Toronto for 27 years. In 2012, she ranked in the top 0.5% in sales, and top 5% in units sold (for the Toronto Real Estate Board) ((Janine Sheeres' website: post "About Janine", accessed 2013-11-24)).