Toronto (February 9, 2016)
– The 2014 Noise Exposure Contour Report for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is now available online
. The report was commissioned by Transport Canada and completed by an external consultant team at the request of the City of Toronto. The report, as with all previously commissioned reports dating back to 2008, confirms that the airport continues to operate within its strict Noise Exposure Forecast (“NEF”) as required under the Tripartite Agreement.
“PortsToronto, the owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, continues to work very hard to ensure that the Airport stays within our allowable noise threshold as required under the Tripartite Agreement,” said Gene Cabral, Executive Vice President, PortsToronto and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. “We continue to monitor flight activity, including adherence to our daily commercial slot capacity to minimize the noise impact on the surrounding community. These reports commissioned by Transport Canada validate that Billy Bishop Airport maintains and operates within strict noise contours.”
About Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
With flights to 24 destinations in Canada and the United States and connections to 80 locations around the world, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport provides travellers coming into and out of Canada's largest city with a convenient travel option located a short 2.8 kilometres from Toronto’s downtown core. In 2015, the airport served almost 2.5 million passengers, making it the ninth-busiest airport in Canada and the sixth-busiest Canadian airport serving the United States. The airport is one of the most noise restricted airport in North America and adheres to a strict compliance of the noise contour to manage noise output and imposes a curfew against commercial and general aviation flights from 11:00 p.m. and 6:45 a.m. to mitigate the impact of overnight disturbances.