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PortsToronto’s Bees Wrap Up Another Buzz-y Season

The PortsToronto bees are wrapping up another great season harvesting honey in the harbour! This week, more than 40 kg of honey made by 200,000 hardworking bees was harvested from the hives as the summer comes to a close.
 
In summer 2016, PortsToronto worked with Alvéole to install urban hives to support the local bee population. Habitat loss, pesticide use and new diseases are taking their toll on the pollinators who play an integral role in the food chain.
 
Since 2007, up to 35 per cent of Ontario’s bee colonies have died annually – a significant increase compared to 10 per cent prior to this time. It may come as a surprise to some that cities provide a thriving environment for bees as there are strict anti-pesticide laws, ample untapped floral diversity and largely unused rooftop space. The benefits of urban beekeeping include local honey and garden pollination throughout the city.
 
With the harvest complete, preparations have begun for the winter months as the beekeepers ensure the bees have enough food to last until next season and the hives are wrapped up for insulation against the harsh winter elements. While bees don’t hibernate, they will keep busy this winter by clustering around their queen and warming her area of the hive to 35 degrees by using their wing muscles to generate heat.

See more great photos of the PortsToronto bees at work here.
 

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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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Canadian International Air Show Notice of Harbour Closures

Please be advised that the Western Channel of the Toronto Harbour will be closed to marine traffic for the 2017 Canadian International Air Show. Aditionally, no watercraft will be allowed at Hanlan’s Point Beach during the Air Show.

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Second Year of 3-Year Airfield Rehabilitation Program Nears Completion

The second year of construction activities for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport's 3-year Airfield Rehabilitation Program will be complete this week.

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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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