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PortsToronto Commences Dredging Activities

PortsToronto is in the process of removing up to 40,000 tons of debris and sediment from the mouth of the Don River, with the goal of preventing future flooding and stemming the flow of unwanted material into Toronto’s Harbour which can pose a risk to boater navigation and public safety.
 
Each year, thousands of tons of sediment build up where the Don River empties into the Keating Channel which, if not removed, could cause the river to backup and flood. As stewards of the waterfront, PortsToronto, in conjunction with the Toronto Region and Conservation Authority (TRCA), provides the important service of removing the sediment in a process called “dredging” which helps to maintain a river depth that allows for the smooth flow of water and ice through the Keating Channel.  
 
The dredging process involves scooping large amounts of material from the bottom of the channel using a clam bucket on a machine called a “dredger.” Once removed from the channel bed, the muddy mixture of debris and sediment is then transported by barge to the Leslie Street Spit (the Spit) for proper containment in what is called a “cell”.
 
The Spit features three “cells,” all of which were designed by PortsToronto to properly and safely contain dredged material. As each cell reaches its capacity for dredged material, PortsToronto seals it with a layer of soil and clay – which is then innovatively used by the TRCA as a base upon which to build acres of new wetland habitat for fish, birds and wildlife.
 
PortsToronto dredges on an annual basis and removes between 20,000 and 40,000 cubic metres per year from the mouth of the Don River. Click here for additional information on dredging.

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October 22 Road closures for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Please be advised that there will be multiple road closures in proximity to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport due to the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 22.

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Billy Bishop Airport to Conduct Security Response Training Exercise on October 21, 2017

Emergency vehicles and personnel will be on-site to participate in training exercise and the public may witness unusual activity as a result
 

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City of Toronto Watermain Repair near Billy Bishop Airport

Please be advised that from September 18 to September 22, the City of Toronto will be undertaking emergency repairs to a water main that is located directly in front of the entrance doors to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (on the city-side).

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Thousands Join PortsToronto for Sail-In Cinema’s™ on Toronto’s Waterfront
Despite stormy weather that postponed the kick-off of PortsToronto’s seventh annual Sail-in Cinema, more than 11,500 movie fans came to Sugar Beach – by land and boat – for the three-day event. From August 18 to August 20, audiences enjoyed Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Edward Scissorhands on a four-storey, two-sided, floating screen anchored to a barge in Lake Ontario.

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