New Pedestrian Tunnel to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Now Open
On July 30, PortsToronto was joined by the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, and His Worship John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto to celebrate the opening of the new Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport pedestrian tunnel with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The tunnel will provide the 2.4 million passengers who travel through the airport each year with a more convenient and predictable way to travel to the airport, in less than a six minute walk.
The pedestrian tunnel measures 853-feet from the mainland pavilion to the island atrium, and features four moving sidewalks travelling at 2.3 kilometres per hour. From a bank of six elevators on the mainland side, travellers descend 100-feet to access the tunnel and travel along the passageway to escalators, which lead to the airport’s check-in area.
From the mainland pavilion to the island-side atrium, the tunnel also features several historical and art pieces that pay homage to William “Billy” Bishop, the World War I flying ace for whom the airport is named. Highlights include a life-size bronze statue of Bishop standing alongside another of Canada’s greatest flying aces, William George Barker; a life-size model of a Nieuport 17 suspended from the atrium ceiling; and an exhibit dedicated to Bishop with display cases featuring artifacts and memorabilia, along with a photographic retrospective.
Whether travelling for business or taking a well-deserved vacation, the Billy Bishop Airport pedestrian tunnel makes it easier than ever to travel to the airport in the heart of Toronto.
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