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Billy Bishop Airport Completes Multi-Million Dollar, Three-Year Airfield Rehabilitation Program

On October 23, 2018, PortsToronto was happy to announce the completion of the Billy Bishop Airfield Rehabilitation Program. This significant three-year rehabilitation initiative included the reconstruction of runways and taxiways, the installation of new energy efficient LED lighting and the construction of a Ground Run-Up Enclosure (GRE) designed to dampen the noise associated with high-power aircraft engine ground run-up operations.

Because Billy Bishop Airport has only one main runway, construction activities for this complex project could only take place during nighttime hours, between 11:00 p.m. and 6:45 a.m., when the airport was closed to commercial and general aviation air traffic. The project modernized the airfield infrastructure—much of which was built in the 1960s.

Throughout the duration of the program, measures were implemented to avoid disrupting passengers and the surrounding airport community. These measures included an award-winning barging operation that not only eliminated noise and traffic in the surrounding community, but removed the equivalent of 6,000 trucks off the neighbouring roads, casting construction lighting downward and away from the city to avoid disturbing those in residential buildings and implementing a policy to reduce the use of vehicle back-up alarms to further reduce noise disturbances.

The project was completed 60 days ahead of schedule with minimal disruptions—and was completed on budget at a cost of $35 million, paid for by PortsToronto and not taxpayers.
 

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PortsToronto Extends Airport Ferry Service to All Vehicles While City Ferry Repaired

The Ongiara, the ferry operated by the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department, which runs between Queen’s Quay and the Toronto Islands, will be out of service as part of a planned dry dock effective October 22 until early December 2018.

 

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PortsToronto to Begin Project to Remove Crumbling East Gap Pier on September 10, 2018

PortsToronto will begin removing the dilapidated pier in the East Gap harbour entrance from September 10 to November 16, 2018. The construction schedule will be Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Although PortsToronto does not own the East Gap Pier, which was built by Public Works (federal government) in the 1890s, it is undertaking the project to ensure a safe and navigable harbour. The project has been approved by Transport Canada (Navigation Protection Act and Port Authorities Operations Regulations), the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (Endangered Species Act), and reviewed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Fisheries Act and Species at Risk Act).

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Phase Two of Geo-technical Investigations (Drilling of Boreholes) Begin at Billy Bishop Airport on September 7 as Part of Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Plan

As part of the first phase of the City of Toronto’s Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Plan, PortsToronto will begin phase two of geo-technical investigations (drilling of boreholes) in the vicinity of Eireann Quay south of Queens Quay.

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Billy Bishop Airport Completes Multi-Million Dollar, Three-Year Airfield Rehabilitation Program
Toronto, ON (October 23, 2018) – Today PortsToronto officially announced the completion of the Billy Bishop Airfield Rehabilitation Program – a significant three-year rehabilitation initiative that included the reconstruction of runways and taxiways, the installation of new energy efficient LED lighting, and the construction of a Ground Run-up Enclosure (GRE) designed to dampen the noise associated with high-power aircraft engine ground run-up operations.
 

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