Rampage YYZ is not a platform or forum for politics, advertising, fundraising, anti-company or anti-union sentiments. Postings submitted of that nature will be declined. The administrators have been advised that they are legally responsible for anything posted that might be deemed contrary to the AC “Brand”.

So you want to join the Facebook’s Rampage YYZ Group Site? First of, This group is private, you would have to have a facebook account and request to join our group. But there are some conditions you would have to meet. You must be a Toronto Ramp employee ( past and present ) and friends including other employees from the YYZ airport. At the present time we are NOT allowing CURRENT MANAGEMENT from AIR CANADA OR ANY OF ITS PARTNERS into our group, you can view this website or join the Rampage YYZ Instagram version. Thank You.

So you are RETIRED? Now what?

So now most of you are retired and many of you are still young, Want to earn extra income to top up your pension? Landmark Bus Lines are always hiring, This is the perfect part time job if you are…

Retired? Semi-Retired? A Veteran? Self-employed? Stay at home parents? or just want to work part time? Free training including CPR. Many Airline retiree’s are already taking advantage of this opportunity . I know because I have! As you all know working for an airline we all had to work odd shifts, Here at Landmark, No more working weekends, No more working Weeknights No more working on Holidays, You get all school holidays off and the Summer off!! What more can you ask? Contact one of their branches, Details are on the bottom of this page and every page on our website in the Ad’s section. So Go For It!!

August 2021

With all the retirements in 2021 an offer you can’t refuse if your eligible to retire. To see the the photos of all retiree’s go to the photo menu on this site.

April 16 2021

Volume 01 Issue 03

December 15 2020

This is my way of saying thank you to all my fellow co-workers, It was a pleasure knowing and working with all of you through out the years, I’m going to miss all of you! Thanks for the memories!!

December 03 2020

This is my first Editorial/Blog or what ever you want to call it.

Volume 01 Issue 01

Retirement Part One:

Well, I’ve been retired now almost less than a week and I’m already getting flack from some of my friends. My last day was on November 30th 2020 which was my walk around day, to say a final good-bye to my fellow co-workers, clean out my locker and hand in my RAIC.  So, when I get home, I’m making some lunch I get a text message from A.I.M. For people that don’t know who A.I.M. is they are a GTAA sub contractor which does snow plowing at the airport.  They have contracts to plow the snow at CDF, Cargo, Gate Gourmet, Sky service hangar etc. etc. I’ve been working for A.I.M. part time and on call for the last six years, going into my seventh. So I get a text from Karen who is one of the coordinators if I want to come in at midnight for a shift.  How can I say no, so I accept and I do my twelve-hour shift Yes, I felt like a zombie by the time I finished the shift, been up for over twenty-four hours, but the pay was good so I sacrificed and finished my shift.

I’m a sucker for social media and I posted a photo captioned “Wasting no time to retirement, on to AIM”!! Well, I guess that was a mistake, I got nothing but flack over that post. People are commenting and giving me hell. “YOU’RE RETIRED AND YOUR BACK AT THE AIRPORT”????? WTF!!

I’ll give you some examples of the comments they wrote, in fairness, I’ll just change the names.

Mr OZ: Cant get away from the place

Mr. GV: That’s not retirement

Mr. French: You escaped from Alcatraz and the first thing you do is drive back in?

Mr. RG: but he gets to play with the snow machines..thats not working..lol

Mr. Snake: no different when you were at AC ..always on call and part time

Mr. Corleone: Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

Mr. Lamborghini: Retirement means, get the fuck out and run like Forest Fuckin Gump!!!! What the fuck??? Lol

Mr. Elmer Fudd: Ma Che cazzo sta fa get outta there and enjoy life


Ok, Mr. Perry Mason, now here is my defence, over a year ago, my plans were to retire and phase in at AC, because of this covid-19 pandemic they eliminated all phase in’s. I wasn’t going to cancel my retirement plans because of this obstacle so therefore I was done.

I had spoken with other retirees that when they decided to retire and phase in at AC, they got nothing but hell, shit, complaints towards them, just like I did. When these so-called whiners decided to call it a career, they did exactly the same thing, either phasing in or got themselves a part time job.

Well speaking for myself, and I know Mr. Snake will jump on me for what I’m about to say.  I’m the type of person who can not stay still, I need to do something, other than lay around the house and do nothing, especially during the winter months and with this pandemic its not that I can just hop on a plane and go somewhere, yes, I could but I won’t, not now.

And there is nothing wrong with a little double dipping, Maybe I have to learn to live the life of a retiree, and that will come eventually, right now it only feels like I’m on vacation it really hasn’t hit me that I know that I won’t be back at work with AC. But believe me, come this summer I know I’ll be living the life of retirement,

Who can say out loud…..Fore!!!

Feel free to post a comment below.

December 09 2020

Retirement Part Two

Volume 01 Issue 02

Earlier in the year when I was thinking about retirement, I saw an article about nursing homes and retirement homes and the expenses

Well, no nursing home for me! Here is my plan:

I’m checking into the Holiday Inn.

With the average cost for a nursing home reaching $188 per day, there is a better way when we get old and feeble.

I have already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn. For a combined long-term stay discount and senior discount, it’s $49.23 per night. That leaves $138.77 a day for breakfast, lunch, dinner in any restaurant I want, or room service. It also leaves enough for laundry, gratuities, and special TV movies. Plus, I’ll get a swimming pool, a workout room, a lounge, and washer and dryer. I’ll also get free toothpaste, razors, shampoo and soap. And I’ll be treated like a customer, not a patient.

Five dollars worth of tips a day will have the entire staff scrambling.

There is a city bus stop out front, and seniors ride free. The handicap bus will also pick me up if I fake a decent limp. Ride the church bus free on Sundays. For a change of scenery, take the airport shuttle bus and eat at one of the nice restaurants there. While you’re at the airport, fly somewhere.

Meanwhile, the cash keeps building up.

It takes months to get into decent nursing homes. On the other hand, Holiday Inn will take your reservation today. And you are not stuck in one place forever — you can move from Inn to Inn, or even from city to city.

Want to see Hawaii? They have a Holiday Inn there, too.

TV broken? Light bulbs need changing? Need a mattress replaced? No problem. They fix everything and apologize for the inconvenience.

The Inn has a night security person and daily room service. The maid checks if you are OK. If not, they will call the undertaker or an ambulance. If you fall and break a hip, Ohip will pay for the hip, and Holiday Inn will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.

And no worries about visits from the family. They will always be glad to visit you, and probably check in for a mini-vacation. The grandkids can use the pool. What more can you ask for?

When I discussed my plan with friends, they came up with even more benefits that Holiday Inn provides retirees. Most standard rooms have coffee makers, reclining chairs, and satellite TV — all you need to enjoy a cozy afternoon. After a movie and a good nap, you can check on your children (free local phone calls), then take a stroll to the lounge or restaurant where you meet new and exotic people every day.

Many Holiday Inns even feature live entertainment on the weekends. Often they have special offers, too, like the Kids Eat Free program. You can invite your grandkids over after school to have a free dinner with you. Just tell them not to bring more than three friends.

Pick a Holiday Inn where they allow pets, and your best friend can keep you company as well.

If you want to travel, but are a bit skittish about unfamiliar surroundings, you’ll always feel at home because wherever you go, the rooms all look the same. And if you’re getting a little absent-minded in your old days, you never have to worry about not finding your room — your electronic key fits only one door and the helpful bellman or desk clerk is on duty 24/7.

Being natural skeptics, we called a Holiday Inn to check out the feasibility of my plan. I’m happy to report that they were positively giddy at the idea of us checking in for a year or more. They even offered to negotiate the rate. We could have easily knocked them down to $40 a night!

So, when I reach the golden age I’ll face it with a grin.

Just forward all your emails to the Holiday Inn!

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Ron Tupling
Ron Tupling
3 years ago

Pretty funny story Mike! Looking forward to your next installment. Cheers

3 years ago

Fantastic bio !ike! I really enjoyed it and was thoroughly surprised at your story! We all have one but that is a dandy! Thanks for sharing! Cheers Ron

3 years ago

Fat fingers…. should read Mike not like. Lol