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Toronto (July 8, 2016)
– A significant three-year rehabilitation initiative taking place on the airfield at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is underway. This project is being undertaken in an effort to modernize the airport and ensure it continues to serve as an economic engine for the city as well as providing efficient service to the 2.5 million passengers who travel through the airport each year.
PortsToronto has implemented a number of unique measures to minimize the impact of construction activities on local residents including limitations on construction vehicle access. These procedures will ensure minimal impacts on local residents as well as travellers related to construction traffic, and further demonstrate PortsToronto’s commitment to balance within a mixed use waterfront.
Photo: A McKeil tug pushes a barge with equipment and material from the Port Lands to Billy Bishop Airport. In order to reduce the traffic through the Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood, the majority of equipment and materials are transported to the site by barge from the Port Lands to a temporary dock on the south east side of the airport.