Canadian North Cargo Facility Project

The Ottawa International Airport Authority and Canadian North are proposing to construct a new cargo facility outside of the airfield at 145 Thad Johnson Private.

The 42,646 sq ft cargo facility will allow for expanded refrigeration to safeguard perishable and temperature-sensitive shipments for Canadian North. The facility will be accessible by public road access via Thad Johnson Private and will accommodate loading docks for truck delivery and around 100 parking spots. The new facility will provide significant improvements of the transportation fluidity of goods to and from remote northern communities.

The project is subject to a federal land use and design approval by the National Capital Commission (NCC) under the National Capital Act. The NCC will conduct an environmental review as per section 82 of the Impact Assessment Act. The Ottawa International Airport Authority and Transport Canada have completed their section 82 determination of this project under the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry Reference Number 84561.


Latest update

June 18, 2024 – The National Capital Commission issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - June 18, 2024
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period - February 21, 2024


National Capital Commission
Environmental Assessment
40 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A8

  • Location

    • Canadian North Cargo Facility Project (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Airport and Airfields
    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Canadian North
  • Authorities

    • National Capital Commission
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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