PortsToronto will undertake a number of key infrastructure and capital improvements at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport this year. These include the restoration and repaving of the existing runways, as well as the construction of a new Ground Run-up Enclosure (GRE) to dampen aircraft engine run-up noise.
The Airfield Rehabilitation Program is a significant three-year construction project that will restore the majority of airfield surfaces at the airport. The program is necessary to replace the existing aging civil and electrical infrastructure (pavements and lighting) for the airport’s runways, taxiways and apron.
Materials and equipment required for the construction will be stored on a marine barge that will be located off the east side of the airport. This will reduce the number of vehicles that will need to access the airport by ferry which will significantly decrease the disruption to the surrounding community.
A website has launched to provide information, advance notice and updates on the construction. Website can be accessed at www.BillyBishopAirfieldProject.com