Dickson Hill, Ontario
|Elevation||233 m (764 ft)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||905 and 289|
Unlike other parts of Ontario, the area around Dickson Hill has remained largely agricultural. The hamlet has a small church and a school. The original school house, built in 1861 has been relocated to Black Creek Pioneer Village in north-west Toronto.
The Toronto/Markham Airport is located just south of Dickson Hill.
There is a proposed development of an international airport immediately south-east of Whitchurch-Stouffville (the Pickering Airport lands). The approach for one of the three landing strips would be directly over Dickson Hill, with planes descending above the community from an elevation of 360 metres to 330 metres. The plan anticipates 11.9 million passengers per year (or 32,600 per day) by 2032. A "Needs Assessment Study" was completed by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority for the federal government in May 2010. After a "due diligence review," Transport Canada released the report in July 2011, which identified the most likely time range for the need of the airport to be 2027-2029, and confirmed the site layout proposed in the 2004 Draft Plan Report.
- "Dickson Hill Cemetery, Markham". Yorkregion.com.
- See Isabel Champion, ed., Markham: 1793-1900 (Markham, ON: Markham Historical Society, 1979), 184f.; also Black Creek Pioneer Village, Buildings: Dickson's Hill School 1861. See also the detailed 1878 map, "Township of Markham," Illustrated historical atlas of the county of York and the township of West Gwillimbury & town of Bradford in the county of Simcoe, Ont. (Toronto: Miles & Co., 1878).
- Cf. Transport Canada, Plan Showing Pickering Airport Site; also Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Pickering Airport Draft Plan Report, 2004. By comparison, Toronto Pearson International Airport had 32.3 million passengers in 2008, with an average of 1,179 "aircraft movements" per day (GTTA, Toronto Pearson Fast Facts.
- See GTAA, "Needs Assessment Study Pickering Lands: Final Report," March 2011, fig. 12.1 & par. 12.4.3; also Transport Canada, News Release: "Transport Canada releases findings of the 2010 Pickering Lands Needs Assessment Study," July 11, 2011; S. Bolan, "Stouffville politicians mixed over airport plan," Stouffville Sun-Tribune, July 13, 2011.