In March 2012, PortsToronto announced and began excavation on a new 853-foot pedestrian tunnel that would be built under Lake Ontario’s Western Channel, connecting mainland Toronto to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

To access the tunnel, travellers descend 100 feet and travel along the main passageway via four moving sidewalks. At the south end of the tunnel, travellers will ascend to the island atrium and airport’s check-in area using one of the longest escalator systems in Canada – the complete journey will take less than six minutes.

The new Billy Bishop Airport pedestrian tunnel will provide travellers with fast, reliable and convenient access to the airport. Whether you’re travelling for business or taking a well-deserved vacation, the pedestrian tunnel takes the stress out of getting where you need to go and makes it easier than ever to travel to your airport in the heart of Toronto.

Take a journey through the tunnel through the photos and videos below.

theres a flight at the end of the tunnel


Contruction workers with machinery

Find out where the tunnel is located and how to get to it here.

Media Kit

Empty tunnel mockup

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport’s new tunnel opened on July 30, 2015. Click here for the full media kit.


Tunnel with pedestrians

Visit our image gallery for renderings and project pictures. See images

pedestrian tunnel site