Toronto (November 28, 2011)
– The historic airport building on the site of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is getting readied to find a new home in early 2012.
Starting this week the building known as “Terminal A” will be carefully dismantled, to allow the Toronto Port Authority, which owns and operates the popular Billy Bishop Airport, to move it offsite for presentation, according to TPA President and CEO Geoff Wilson.
The entire building, including the control tower, will be preserved. Terminal A is a national historic site built in 1939, and is the only extant building of its kind in Toronto. An identical building at Malton, site of Pearson International, was demolished in the 1960s.
“The TPA wants to be able to preserve this building and make it accessible to the public,” Wilson said. The TPA expects that the building will be dismantled and moved over the course of the next two months.
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