PortsToronto Releases Second Annual Sustainability Report

Feb 23, 2017
PortsToronto is proud to present its second annual Sustainability Report which details progress in three priority areas that define sustainability for the organization — environmental stewardship, community engagement and economic performance.

PortsToronto Releases 2016 Noise Management Report for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

Feb 02, 2017
PortsToronto, the owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (Billy Bishop Airport), today released the airport's 2016 annual Noise Management Report, a compilation of all noise data submitted to the airport’s Noise Management Office over the course of the year. Overall complaints decreased by 38 per cent, from 386 complaints in 2015 to 236 complaints in 2016, due in large part to efforts to develop enhanced programs, procedures and infrastructure aimed at mitigating the airport's noise impact on the surrounding community.

PortsToronto Wins Prestigious North American Public Relations Award

Nov 04, 2016
Last night at the Airports Council International (ACI-NA) 2016 Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, and Customer Service Awards Gala in Salt Lake City, Utah, it was announced that PortsToronto, the owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (Billy Bishop Airport), won the award for Best Marketing Campaign in North America in the Small Airports category for the multimedia It's My Airport campaign starring actual airport passengers.

PortsToronto Announces Winning Movies for Sixth-Annual Sail-In Cinema™

Jul 18, 2016
The votes are in and PortsToronto today announced the three winning movies that will screen at the sixth-annual Sail-in Cinema movie festival being held August 18-20 at Sugar Beach. From a shortlist of fifteen “Books to Big Screen” themed movies, the community was invited to vote for their favourite films in order to determine this year’s line-up.

PHOTO RELEASE: Airfield Rehabilitation Project Underway at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

Jul 08, 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.

Billy Bishop Airport has the busiest month to date with more than 250,000 passengers travelling through the airport in June 2016

Jul 07, 2016
PortsToronto, owners and operators of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (Billy Bishop Airport), today confirmed that more than 250,000 passengers arrived and departed through the airport in June 2016, marking the busiest month in the airport’s history. Both Porter Airlines and Air Canada contributed to the high passenger numbers, which were a combination of leisure and business travellers.

PortsToronto Celebrates the Arrival of the First Ship of the Season with the 155th Annual Beaver Hat Ceremony

Apr 12, 2016
PortsToronto Harbour Master Angus Armstrong “crowns” Federal Rideau Captain Sharma Vinod Kumar with a 200-year-old silk and beaver top hat at the 155th annual Beaver Hat Ceremony at Redpath Refinery. The annual ceremony dates back to the mid-1800s and celebrates the arrival of the Port of Toronto’s first ocean-going vessel of the season. This year, the Federal Rideau won the race to be the first ship to Port, making the 17-day journey from Guatemala’s Puerto Quetzal to deliver 23,000 metric tonnes of sugar to Redpath Sugar’s refinery.

Skytrax Ranks Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport One of North America’s Best

Mar 17, 2016
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport was named one of North America’s best airports by Skytrax World Airport Awards, the premier international airport awards voted on by more than 13 million passengers worldwide. Billy Bishop Airport was ranked the ninth best regional airport on the continent, making it one of only two regional airports in Canada to be recognized in the category. Halifax Stanfield Airport was ranked fourth, with such U.S. airports as Kentucky, Cincinnati and Seattle-Tacoma rounding out the list. The awards were presented yesterday evening in Cologne, Germany, at the 2016 Passenger Terminal Expo.

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport among Transportation Facilities to be Included in an Expanded U.S. Customs Preclearance Program

Mar 10, 2016
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport was among the Canadian transportation facilities to be named in an expanded U.S. Customs Preclearance program. The announcement, which also included Quebec City’s Jean Lesage Airport, came as part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first official visit to the U.S. to attend meetings with President Barack Obama and is part of an effort to make travel between the two countries more convenient for travellers and further enhance trade relations.

Robert Poirier Becomes Chair of PortsToronto

Aug 21, 2015
PortsToronto today announced that Robert Poirier has been elected Chair of the PortsToronto Board of Directors effective August 20, 2015. Mr. Poirier is an active member of the PortsToronto Board and has served on the Audit and Finance Committee and the Governance, Nominating and Human Resources Committee.

Photo Release: New Pedestrian Tunnel at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Now Open

Jul 30, 2015
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, and His Worship John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, join Mark McQueen, Chairman of PortsToronto, in cutting the ribbon to celebrate the opening of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport's pedestrian tunnel. As of 1:30 P.M. today, the new tunnel will provide the 2.4 million passengers who travel through the airport each year with a more convenient and predictable point of access to the airport.

Noise Exposure Contour Reports for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Now Available Online

Jun 22, 2015
The Noise Exposure Contour reports for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, dating back to 2008, are now available online. The reports were commissioned by Transport Canada, and completed by an external consultant team, at the request of the City of Toronto and confirm that the airport is complaint with its Noise Exposure Forecast (“NEF”) as required under the Tripartite Agreement. The reports were commissioned for the period of 2008 to 2013 and confirm consistent adherence to the noise restrictions imposed on the airport.

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Runways to be Part of Course for Nike Toronto 15K Women’s Race on June 14

May 25, 2015
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is pleased to confirm that it will clear two of its secondary runways to accommodate kilometres 3 and 4 of the Nike Toronto 15K Women’s Run on Toronto Island being held June 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This marks the first time that runways at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport have been used to facilitate such an event and will provide a unique experience for the runners to see the airfield and run along an aircraft runway.

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Voted One of the Top Ten Most Beautiful Airport Approaches in the World

May 12, 2015
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport was voted as one of the top ten Most Beautiful Airport Approaches in the world in a global poll, the results of which were announced by Private Fly today. Billy Bishop Airport ranked seventh, making it the only Canadian airport to be recognized alongside airports located in some of the world’s most scenic destinations, including Queenstown Airport in New Zealand, Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport in France, and Cape Town International Airport in South Africa.

Five Year Special Examination Summary Report Now Available Online

Apr 22, 2015
PortsToronto has received and made publically available the Special Examination Summary Report from audit firm Deloitte LLP. The Special Examination comprises a detailed review of all PortsToronto business operations, financial affairs, accounting management and governance covering the period 2009-2013 and is required to be conducted every five years under the Canada Marine Act.

New Fire Chief Appointed for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

Apr 02, 2015
Gene Cabral, Executive Vice President of PortsToronto and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Comeau to the position of Fire Chief at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, effective April 20, 2015.

PortsToronto Corrects Information Appearing in Toronto Star Article

Mar 31, 2015
With regard to the March 30, 2015, Toronto Star article titled “Toronto says Federal Government Owes it $4 Million,” PortsToronto (formerly the Toronto Port Authority) would like to correct information specific to the allegation of debts owed by 1518756 Ontario Ltd. the company which owns Captain John’s floating restaurant (“Captain John’s”).

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Ranked one of the Best Airports in North America According to SkyTrax World Airport Awards

Mar 12, 2015
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport was named one of the top regional airports in North America at the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards held in Paris, France last evening. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport was named the ninth best regional airport, making it one of only two regional airports in Canada to be recognized in the category. Halifax Stanfield Airport was ranked fourth, with such U.S. airports as Philadelphia, Denver, Cincinnati and Seattle-Tacoma rounding out the list.

Wetland Creation Project Begins at Leslie Street Spit

Dec 01, 2014
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA), together with Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), have begun the process of transforming the second of three Confined Disposal Facilities (CDFs), known as "Cell 2", at the Leslie Street Spit (the Spit) into a nine-hectare wetland habitat for fish, birds and wildlife.

Toronto Port Authority to Initiate Environmental Assessment to Address Porter Proposal and Impacts of the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

Aug 20, 2014
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) today announced that it is initiating an environmental assessment (EA) to evaluate potential impacts of the Porter Airlines Proposal to introduce next-generation jet aircraft to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA) and potentially an extension of the landmass at the end of the main runway by 200 metres on each end. On April 29, 2014, the TPA announced the release of the RFP for the EA. Today’s step is the next phase of this previously announced process.

Request For Quotations (“RFQ”) Audit Appointment

Jul 25, 2014
The Toronto Port Authority (“TPA” or “Authority”) invites proposals for the appointment of Auditor. The term of the engagement is for five years commencing from the close of the annual meeting of the Toronto Port Authority, to be held in September 2014, until the close of the annual meeting to be held in 2019, subject to reappointment at each annual meeting.

Toronto Port Authority Files Notice of Appearance

Jul 07, 2014
On June 23, 2014, the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) received copy of an application that was filed by the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada in Federal Court that seeks review of TPA’s application of exemptions under the Access to Information Act. The application pertains to a single document, specifically the minutes of a December 23, 2008, TPA Audit and Finance Committee meeting.

Toronto Port Authority Responds to Information Commissioner’s Federal Court Filing for 2008 Audit and Finance Committee Board Minutes

Jun 24, 2014
On June 23, 2014, the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) received a copy of an application that was filed by the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada in Federal Court seeking review of TPA’s application of exemptions under the Access to Information Act. The application pertains to a single document, specifically the minutes of a December 23, 2008, TPA Audit and Finance Committee meeting. Erroneous information regarding the nature of information sought by the Information Commissioner has appeared in certain media outlets.

Concrete Liner Complete in the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel Mechanical and Electrical Installation Phase Now Begins

May 26, 2014
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) today announced the completion of the concrete liner in the Pedestrian Tunnel at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA), moving the project one significant step closer to providing a predictable, efficient and convenient access route for travellers to Toronto’s downtown airport. With the completion of the liner, the tunnel project will now move into the mechanical and electrical installation phase before final finishes are put in place this winter.

Toronto Port Authority Extends Airport Ferry Service to Toronto Island While City Ferry Repaired

May 08, 2014
From May 9 to 13, the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) will temporarily extend its Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA) ferry service as a courtesy to visitors and residents of Toronto Island requiring special vehicle transportation to and from the mainland while repairs are completed on the Ongiara, the ferry operated by the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department, which runs between Queen’s Quay and Hanlan’s Point.

Strong Public Support for Billy Bishop Airport

Feb 25, 2014
Survey Also Reveals 63 per cent of Torontonians Living South of Queen Street Support New-Technology Jets at Billy Bishop Airport.

A recent survey released today by the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) reveals that 90 per cent of Toronto residents “agree” that “Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is an asset to Toronto,” up from 87 per cent in August 2013. Respondents also agreed that the airport is “great for the Toronto economy” (88%) and that the island airport makes “a great first impression for visitors” (77%).

Toronto Port Authority Advertising Campaign

Feb 20, 2014
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is an important gateway to Toronto and part of our vibrant mixed-use waterfront community. In an effort to help Torontonians better understand how the airport operates and the economic impact it makes to our city, the Toronto Port Authority invested approximately $1.8 million in marketing and advertising over the last year.

Tariff Notice/Avis de Modification Tarifaire

Jan 21, 2014
Pursuant to Section 51 of the Canada Marine Act, notice is given that the Port of Toronto will increase its fees by four per cent, effective March 31, 2014.

Avis est donné par la présente qu’en vertu de l’article 51de la Loi maritime du Canada, le Port de Toronto augmentera ses droits de quatre pour cent à compter du 31 mars 2014.

Toronto Port Authority Responds to WestJet Report

Dec 19, 2013
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) advised today that it had received the most recent media reports, repeating earlier statements by WestJet Airlines regarding Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA). 

Santa’s Elves arriving at Billy Bishop Airport for ‘Operation HOHOHO’ SickKids

Dec 11, 2013
400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron Gives Santa’s Elves a Lift to SickKids on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 for Annual "Operation HOHOHO" Gift/Toy Donation

Instead of coming down the chimney this year, ‘Santa’s Elves’ will be flying into Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport with gifts for the Hospital of Sick Children (SickKids).

Toronto Port Authority Will Fully Engage in Joint Review Of Porter Proposal

Dec 06, 2013
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) announced today that it will now join the City of Toronto in its review of Porter Airlines’ proposal, with a focus on any and all outstanding issues as outlined in the recently-released City Staff report. The TPA has been involved throughout the earlier review process, working with City staff upon request. At the request of City Council, the TPA has provided $1.2 million to fund all of the fees associated with the City’s independent subject matter experts to support this detailed study. The TPA supports the timeline established by the Executive Committee of City Council for a resolution, where possible, of any and all outstanding matters related to the Porter proposal.

Toronto Port Authority Receives City Staff Report on Porter Proposal

Nov 28, 2013
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) has received a copy of the staff report prepared for Toronto City Council regarding the April 2013 proposal tabled by Porter Airlines. The TPA’s position remains that it will not consider any change of use to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport until a determination is first made by the elected representatives on Toronto City Council regarding Porter's proposed changes to the 1983 Tripartite Agreement. Until Council makes a determination, the cost of additional studies of Porter’s proposal would be unwarranted.

Toronto Port Authority Investing in Tomorrow Today

Nov 04, 2013
As steward of Toronto’s waterfront, the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) believes in cultivating strong, healthy and sustainable communities along Toronto’s lakefront by investing in programs that support youth, families and a healthier environment.

Outer Harbour Marina Wraps Up Summer

Oct 25, 2013
The Toronto Port Authority’s Outer Harbour Marina (OHM) is wrapping up another successful boating season following several service and infrastructure improvements.

Toronto Port Authority Outlines Tests For Jet Proposal and Runway Extension

Oct 21, 2013
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA), owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA), today outlined the key parameters through which it will assess Porter Airlines' proposal to permit jet aircraft and extend the runway at BBTCA, should Toronto City Council (Council) approve the plan. TPA Chairman Mark McQueen today outlined the key social, environmental and economic factors that would be considered as part of the TPA’s own review process. Mr. McQueen also discussed important regulatory changes that are expected to impact the airport and its operations, regardless of Council's decision on Porter’ proposal.

Ship Channel Bridge Reopens

Sep 20, 2013
The Ship Channel Bridge, located on Cherry Street, has re-opened to single lane vehicle traffic and full commercial marine use.

Ship Channel Bridge Notice - September 10, 2013

Sep 10, 2013
The repairs to the lifting system of the Ship Channel Bridge, located on Cherry Street have been completed. Engineers began tests of the lifting system on Monday, September 9, 2013 and anticipate the bridge will be open to single lane traffic on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

Passenger Study Confirms Majority of Billy Bishop Airport Passengers Are Business Users

Sep 09, 2013
Recent Ipsos poll of Torontonians didn’t focus solely on airport users, frequency of use, or visitors to the City

 
The Toronto Port Authority (“TPA”), owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (“Billy Bishop Airport”), confirmed today that 59 per cent of business travelers continue to be the airport’s primary customer.

Third Sail-In Cinema™ Draws Largest Crowd Yet

Aug 21, 2013
Canada’s floating movie experience, Sail-In Cinema™ returned to the water’s edge this year to its largest audience ever. More than 5000 people and 100 boats attended this year’s festival.

Ship Channel Bridge Notice - August 20, 2013

Aug 20, 2013
The repairs to the lifting system of the Ship Channel Bridge, located on Cherry Street are nearing completion. The Ship Channel Bridge was closed to vehicle traffic on November 12, 2012 to perform critical repairs and maintenance on the bridge and its approaches.

Sail-In Cinema’s First Night Draws Record Crowd

Aug 16, 2013
Canada’s floating movie experience, Sail-In Cinema™ has returned to the water’s edge with a bang. More than 1,100 people and 18 boats watched Ghostbusters at the festival’s opening night and even larger crowds are expected over the next two nights.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Aug 07, 2013
Excavation of Billy Bishop Airport Pedestrian Tunnel Reaches Halfway Mark

 The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) has announced that excavation of the pedestrian tunnel to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport has passed the halfway mark. The tunnel’s excavation began in early July and is set for completion fall 2013.

Ship Channel Bridge Notice - August 6, 2013

Aug 06, 2013
It is estimated that repairs to the Ship Channel Bridge, located on Cherry Street will continue until mid-September. The Ship Channel Bridge was closed to vehicle traffic on November 12, 2012 to perform critical repairs and maintenance on the bridge and its approaches.

Sail-In Cinema™ Movies Announced

Jul 29, 2013
Canada’s floating movie experience, Sail-In Cinema™ is back at the water’s edge with a line up of 1980s favourites chosen by the public; the theme for this year’s movies is ‘Heroes of the Silver Screen.’ For three August nights, Toronto’s Sugar Beach will be transformed into the city’s largest outdoor theatre where the audience watch movies on a two-sided screen anchored to a barge on Lake Ontario.

TPA Makes Improvements to Enhance Community Safety and Pedestrian Convenience on Eireann Quay

Jul 25, 2013
Toronto Port Authority (TPA) will be funding a number of improvements to the streetscape and environment along Eireann Quay this July and August. These improvements are part of the TPA’s commitment to the community to enhance safety and enjoyment of the neighbourhood. These improvements will also help facilitate pedestrian and passenger traffic, and provide cosmetic upgrades to the area. Since 2012, the TPA has invested over $825,000 to improve Eireann Quay.

Public to Choose What Plays at Sail-In Cinema™

Jul 18, 2013
Toronto Port Authority’s (TPA) popular outdoor movie festival, Sail-In Cinema™, is back at the city’s waterfront this summer. From August 15 to 17 Sugar Beach will be transformed into Toronto’s largest outdoor theatre where families and film fans alike can watch movies on a two-sided screen anchored to a barge on Lake Ontario.

Ship Channel Bridge Notice - July 17, 2013

Jul 17, 2013
Repairs to the Ship Channel Bridge, located on Cherry Street will continue until mid-August. The Ship Channel Bridge was closed to vehicle traffic on November 12, 2012 to perform critical repairs and maintenance on the bridge and approaches.

North America’s Floating Movie Theatre Returns

Jul 10, 2013
Free Three-day Movie Festival August 15 to 17
Toronto Port Authority (TPA) is bringing back its highly anticipated free movie festival, Sail-In Cinema™, to the city’s waterfront. For three nights in August, Sugar Beach will be transformed into Toronto’s largest outdoor theatre where lovers of film and the outdoors alike can watch movies on a two-sided screen anchored to a barge on Lake Ontario.

New Independent Federal Dispute Advisory Panel Requested for Billy Bishop Airport Payment in Lieu of Taxes

Jul 03, 2013
MPAC Assessment Called “Erroneous” by Toronto City Staff
The Toronto Port Authority has formally requested that the Federal Government convene a new Dispute Advisory Panel to consider the amount of Payment-In-Lieu of Taxes that Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport pays to the City of Toronto. The independent DAP will advise the TPA and the City on the quantum of PILT that is appropriate for the BBTCA to pay.

Toronto Port Authority 2012 Financial Results Show Solid Gains

Jun 18, 2013
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) released its 2012 financials today reporting net income of $19.7 million for fiscal 2012, a record for the organization. The strong financial performance reflects the continued success of TPA’s business operations.

Sail-In Cinema™ Wins Prestigious Special Events Award

Jun 12, 2013
Toronto Port Authority (TPA) received an award from the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) at its 2013 National Awards of Excellence, held on June11. TPA won a Silver Award of Excellence in the Best Special Events Project category for Sail-In Cinema™.

TPA Renews Commitment To Green Electricity

May 31, 2013
Toronto Port Authority (TPA) today announced that it will continue to choose 100 per cent green electricity for its facilities with Bullfrog Power®, Canada’s 100 per cent green energy provider. Reaffirming its mandate as a waterfront steward, TPA has committed to choosing renewable energy to reduce its environmental impact.

Marine Exclusion Zone Proposal Deferred

May 21, 2013
In light of the potential technical ramifications of the Porter proposal to extend the existing BBTCA 8/26 runway by a total of 168 metres at each end, the TPA has deferred its May 2012 project to undertake subsurface lakefilling in the Marine Exclusion Zone (MEZ) just east of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport pending the assessment of runway extensions that has been requested by the City of Toronto.

TPA 2012 Year End Results

Apr 02, 2013
Toronto Port Authority Achieves Strong Results in 2012.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Generates Economic Output of Almost $2 Billion.

First ‘Saltie’ of the Year Sails into Port of Toronto

Mar 26, 2013
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) officially welcomed the MV Isadora to the city’s shores today at the 152nd Beaver Hat Ceremony. The annual ceremony celebrates the arrival of the port’s first ocean vessel (known as a ‘saltie’) of the year.

‘Chip’ Breaks Through

Jan 29, 2013
‘Chip', one of the two tunnel boring machines being used to construct the pedestrian walkway to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, has completed one of the drift tunnels and broken through the tunnel’s shaft wall on Toronto Island.

‘Chip’ Ready to Dig

Jan 11, 2013
‘Chip', one of the two tunnel boring machines being used to construct the pedestrian walkway to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, has been lowered into the tunnel shaft.

Canada's Airports, Globe and Mail Feature

Dec 11, 2012
On December 11, 2012 an informational feature on Canada's airport's appeared in the Globe and Mail. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport gets a mention.

Strategic Transportation Study Public Meeting

Nov 30, 2012
The City of Toronto, Toronto Port Authority, and Toronto District School Board are undertaking a transportation study for the area around the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Eireann Quay to resolve trafc congestion issues and address community concerns.

Ship Channel Bridge Closure Notice 2

Nov 14, 2012
As of Monday, November 12, the Ship Channel Bridge located on Cherry Street will be closed to vehicle traffic to enable the Toronto Port Authority to carry out repairs on the bridge. During the closure pedestrian and cyclist access will be permitted.

TRAVEL ADVISORY

Oct 31, 2012
Advisory regarding service at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.


WEATHER ADVISORY

Oct 30, 2012
Storm activity weather advisories continue for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

WEATHER ADVISORY

Oct 29, 2012
Please be advised that a strom warning is in effect for Monday October 29 and Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

North America’s First Floating Movie Event Returns

Jul 23, 2012
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) is bringing back its highly anticipated free movie festival, Sail-In Cinema, to the city’s waterfront. For three nights in August, Canada’s Sugar Beach will be transformed into an outdoor theatre where movie fans can watch nautical-themed movies on a two-sided screen anchored to a barge on Lake Ontario.

Toronto Port Authority Releases 2011 Financials: Record Year for Profitability

May 24, 2012
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) released its 2011 financials today, reporting net income of $13.9 million, a 90% increase over fiscal 2010. This sets a new record for profitability since TPA was created in 1999, and represents the fourth consecutive year of profitable growth. The strong financial results are driven not only from the continued success of the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, but also from the other operations of the Port Authority.

Toronto Port Authority Moves Forward on Bay Street Development

Mar 28, 2012
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) announced today that it has selected a consortium led by Oxford Properties Group, the real estate investment arm of the OMERS Worldwide Group of Companies, as its preferred proponent for the redevelopment of its property at Bay and Harbour Streets. Known as the 30 Bay/60 Harbour Project, the 1.8-acre site is anchored by the landmark Toronto Harbor Commission building at 60 Harbour Street, which will be maintained and preserved. The otherwise vacant site is currently used for surface parking.

Toronto Port Authority Supports Toronto-Area Fishing

Mar 27, 2012
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) announced today that it will initiate a dialogue with several key waterfront stakeholders, including the City of Toronto, Harbourfront Centre, Ontario Place, Waterfront Toronto and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources regarding the recent confusion surrounding the rights of individuals to enjoy the pleasure of fishing in Toronto-area waters.

Port of Toronto Welcomes First “Saltie” of the Year

Mar 27, 2012
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) today welcomed the first ocean vessel of the 2012 shipping season to the Port of Toronto. The arrival of the MV Barnacle was marked by the Beaver Hat Ceremony a port tradition that dates back to 1861.

Construction Work on Eireann Quay

Mar 23, 2012
The Toronto Port Authority Board and the City of Toronto reached an agreement last summer, passed by City Council on July 12, 2011, that will see the City of Toronto put a new water main and replacement sewage mains in the pedestrian tunnel that the TPA is building to the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. This City Council-approved agreement specifically included provisions to improve traffic management on Eireann Quay and a three year lease of the Canada Malting site to the TPA for such purposes.

Community Meeting March 28

Mar 19, 2012
The Toronto Port Authority will be holding a community meeting to provide residents and stakeholders with updates on pedestrian tunnel construction and the proposed taxi staging and parking area at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

Innovative New Airport Pedestrian Tunnel a Boost for Passengers and Toronto Economy

Mar 09, 2012
Joined by the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, the Hon. James Flaherty, Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the GTA, and M.P. for Whitby-Oshawa and His Worship Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford, Toronto Port Authority Chairman Mark McQueen today announced the start of construction of the Port Authority's pedestrian tunnel to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

Toronto Port Authority Invests In Waterfront Youth

Mar 07, 2012
The Harbourfront Community Centre (HCC) is expanding its arts leadership program, Room 13 Toronto, to youth aged 13-17 thanks to $30,000 in new funding provided by the Toronto Port Authority.

Billy Bishop Soars in 2011

Dec 29, 2011
Toronto (December 29, 2011) – The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which is owned and operated by the Toronto Port Authority, is expected to surpass its estimate of 1.5 million passengers for 2011, an increase of 37 per cent over 2010, and double the number of passengers it served in 2009.

Holiday Carolling at Billy Bishop Airport

Dec 16, 2011
TPA and Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. are co-hosting three afternoons of carolling on December 19-21 at the island side Airport Terminal of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

TPA Chooses Preferred Pedestrian Tunnel P3 Proponent

Nov 25, 2011
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) today announced that it is entering into negotiations with Forum Infrastructure Partners (Forum) to build the public-private partnership pedestrian tunnel to the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

Airport Upgrades to Meet Passenger Demands

Oct 26, 2011
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) has unveiled several Improvements at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport that respond to the needs of airport users and increased activity at the airport

Soaring Airport Popularity Leads to Strong Financial Growth in 2010

Sep 16, 2011
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) closed out 2010 with net income of $7.1 million, a five-fold increase over 2009, representing the third year in a row that it has operated at a profit, President and CEO Geoffrey A. Wilson said today, at the TPA’s Annual Meeting.

TPA AGM date announced

Aug 16, 2011
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Meeting of the Toronto Port Authority will be held at the Harbourfront Centre in the “Brigantine Room”, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario on Friday, September 16, 2011, commencing at 9:30 a.m. This meeting is open to the public.

Sail-In Cinema Movies Announced

Jul 28, 2011
Canada’s first ever floating movie experience, Sail-In Cinema, will feature three water-themed movies selected by the public: the 1954 classic, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, will run Thursday, August 18, Jaws will run Friday, August 19, and the family-friendly Finding Nemo will play Saturday, August 20.

RFP for Noise Barrier Construction Issued

Jul 28, 2011
The Toronto Port Authority today released a Request for Construction Services on MERX, Canada’s leading electronic-tendering service, to design and build an acoustic noise barrier to mitigate airport ground noise at the Billy Bishop Airport.

Airport noise complaints for June 2011

Jul 21, 2011
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) received a total of 57 complaints last month, only five (5) of which were related to the record 2,357 commercial flights coming into and leaving Billy Bishop Airport in June.

Agreement Reached with City of Toronto.

Jul 14, 2011
The Toronto Port Authority and the City of Toronto reached an agreement today, that will see the two parties work collaboratively to build infrastructure in downtown Toronto.

Agreement Will Be 'Win-Win' for City and Airport Users

Jul 11, 2011
The Toronto Port Authority’s (TPA) Board of Directors has given the green light to an agreement going before City of Toronto Council this week, that would see the TPA’s proposed pedestrian tunnel to the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport accommodate the City’s own infrastructure upgrade to water mains to the Toronto Islands.

First Ever Sail In Cinema Event

Jun 27, 2011
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA), which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, announced that it is holding North America’s first ever floating movie event, Sail-In Cinema.

TPA Introduces New Noise Management System

Jun 17, 2011
The TPA has implemented new public monthly noise reporting this month, having installed a state of the art system to trackflights and match them to the complaints.

OHM Floats into Summer 2011

Jun 09, 2011
The TPA today raised the curtain on the first stage of a major upgrade at the Outer Harbour Marina (OHM).

TPA 100th Anniversary Events

May 26, 2011
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) kicked off its centennial this month with a flag raising at its headquarters on Harbour Street.

Annual Tour Boat Safety Training Takes Place May 14

May 13, 2011
On Saturday May 14, the Toronto Port Authority is conducting its annual tour boat safety training for 250 crew members and officers of tour boat industry, as a member of the Toronto Marine Emergency Response Council (TMERC).

Public Meeting on Noise Barriers EA Set for May 12

Apr 29, 2011
On May 12, the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) will be holding a public meeting at the Harbourfront Community Centre, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., to review the preliminary findings of an environmental assessment for building noise barriers at the Billy Bishop Airport.

TPA Sponsors Harbourfront Summer

Apr 06, 2011
Harbourfront Centre and the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) today announced a new partnership, that will see TPA become the lead summer partner for Harbourfront Centre’s Hot Spot Summer, that runs from the Victoria Day weekend through Thanksgiving at the Harbourfront Centre 10-acre central waterfront site.

Spring Shipping Season Kicks Off

Mar 29, 2011
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA), today, officially welcomed the first ocean-vessel (known as a ‘saltie’) of the 2011 spring shipping season.

TPA Beaver Hat Ceremony

Mar 28, 2011
150th Beaver Hat Ceremony marks opening of spring shipping season at the Port of Toronto

TPA Sets the Record Straight on PILTs

Mar 24, 2011
Characterising the claims made by CommunityAIR as “without merit, inaccurate and genuinely offensive” TPA President and CEO Geoff Wilson today publicly released a response to the group’s open letter to Mayor Ford.

Air Canada to Begin Service from Billy Bishop May 1

Mar 04, 2011
 The Toronto Port Authority today announced that Air Canada and the City Centre Terminal Corporation (CCTC), which owns the terminal building at the popular Billy Bishop Airport, have reached an agreement on a terminal lease arrangement that will see Air Canada start operations by May 1, 2011.

Noise Management Program Gets Boost

Feb 17, 2011
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) today released a one-year status update on the independent Jacobs Consultancyreport submitted last February, which recommended measures to improve noise mitigation at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

Toronto Port Authority Backgrounder

Feb 11, 2011
 The Tripartite Agreement (1983, amended in 2003) that governs the operation of the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport prohibits a vehicular tunnel, and expressly permits a fixed link bridge.

TPA Statement on Proposed federal regulation

Feb 11, 2011
Toronto Port Authority Chairman Mark McQueen today said that he was pleased that the federal Department of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities is introducing a draft regulation intended to clarify that the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) has the authority to build a pedestrian tunnel to the popular Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

Next Steps on Noise Barriers Announced

Jan 04, 2011
The Toronto Port Authority, which owns and operates the popular Billy Bishop Airport released its plans to conduct an Environmental Assessment (EA) to assess the potential impacts to the environment of installing the proposed noise barriers.

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Wraps Up 2010 on positive note

Dec 29, 2010
In a year end review, the Toronto Port Authority indicated that it expected to hit its estimate of 1.2 million passengers for 2010, noting that it had successfully managed the 48 per cent increase in use over 2009, while at the same time establishing new relationships with community groups on the waterfront.

Draft Environmental Assessment Report Released

Nov 16, 2010
The Toronto Port Authority today released a draft report prepared by independent environmental and engineering consultants, Dillon Consulting Limited, which concluded that the construction and operation of the proposed pedestrian tunnel would result in no permanent significant environmental effects.

Toronto Port Authority releases Forensic Review Report

Sep 14, 2010
The Toronto Port Authority (“TPA”) today released a detailed forensic review of certain of its financial and governance activities from September 2002 until present, which absolved the TPA of 14 of 15 complaints brought by former Board members, TPA Board of Directors Chairman Mark McQueen advised today.

BBTCA incident statement

Aug 27, 2010
Just after 12 noon, a Porter Airlines flight attendant overheard a passenger on an aircraft destined for Chicago talking about a possible pipe bomb at the BBTCA.

Chairman Mark McQueen's remarks for 2010 Annual Meeting

Jul 12, 2010
The purpose of today’s meeting is to update you on the substantial progress we’ve made over the past 12 months, and map out a vision to accelerate this progress as we play our role in helping make the waterfront an even better place to live, work and play.

Environmental leadership a top priority for the Toronto Port Authority

Jul 12, 2010
The Toronto Port Authority (“TPA”) held its Annual meeting this morning, with senior management outlining an array of initiatives that will see the agency become an important leader in sustainable environmental practices to secure the goal of a clean, green waterfront.

Toronto Port Authority receives Federal Court decision on Payment in Lieu of Taxes

Jun 24, 2010
The Toronto Port Authority (“TPA”) has received a decision by the Federal Court of Canada reversing the January, 2009, recommendation by the federal Dispute Advisory Panel (“DAP”) on a dispute over the amount of Payment in Lieu of Taxes (“PILTs”) owed by the TPA to the City of Toronto (“the City”).

G20 Update

Jun 22, 2010
All business units of the Toronto Port Authority are cooperating and working with the various G20 agencies.

BBTCA Consultative Commitee Proposed Framework

Jun 08, 2010
As you may know, the Toronto Port Authority's Noise Management Study recommended the BBTCA establish a permanent advisory body to provide a forum for constructive dialogue on airport operations that may affect those
living and working near the airport. This framework is the first step in implementing this important recommendation.

Annual Meeting 2010

Jun 08, 2010
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Meeting of the Toronto Port Authority will be held at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in the Queens Quay Room located at One Harbour Square, Toronto, Ontario on Monday, July 12, 2010 commencing at 9:30 a.m. This meeting is open to the public.

TPA initiates Public-Private Partnership process to construct pedestrian tunnel.

Jan 29, 2010
At a meeting earlier today, the Board of Directors of the Toronto Port Authority ("TPA") initiated a process that will bring forward Public-Private Partnership ("P3") proposals to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain a pedestrian tunnel connecting to the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport ("BBTCA") under the Western Gap of the Toronto harbour.

TPA issues bulletin on 2010 environmental initiatives.

Jan 28, 2010
One of the Toronto Port Authority’s (TPA) most important missions is to be good stewards of our waterfront resources so that they may provide recreation, prosperity and a clean wildlife habitat for future generations.

Toronto Port Authority responds to inaccuracies in Toronto Star articles

Nov 06, 2009
Articles published Thursday and today by The Toronto Star (the "Star") regarding the management of the Toronto Port Authority ("TPA") contained many inaccuracies and falsehoods, some of which were known or should have been known by the Star journalist to have been untrue prior to publication.

Statement on proposed TCCA pedestrian tunnel

Oct 06, 2009
In response to an inquiry, the Toronto Port Authority ("TPA") advised today that it has concluded that there is now insufficient time for the TPA to proceed with construction of a new pedestrian tunnel under the federal government's Infrastructure Stimulus Fund guidelines.

Tariff Notice

May 01, 2009
Pursuant to Section 51 of the Canada Marine Act, notice is given that the Port of Toronto will increse its fees by 3%, effective May 1, 2009.

Tariff Notice

May 01, 2008
Pursuant to Section 51 of the Canada Marine Act, notice is given that the Port of Toronto will increse its fees by 4%, effective May 1, 2008.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

May 11, 2007
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Meeting of the Toronto Port Authority will be held at the International Marine Passenger Terminal located at 8 Unwin Avenue, Toronto on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 commencing at 10:30 a.m. This meeting is open to the public.

Appointments to Toronto Port Authority

Aug 25, 2006
The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the following appointments to the Toronto Port Authority’s board of directors: Mr. Christopher M. Henley and Mr. Douglas Reid for terms of three years; Ms. Krista L. Scaldwell and Mr. Colin D. Watson for terms of two years; and Mr. Cameron J. Turner for a term of one year.

TCCA Airport Improvement Fee Notice

Aug 04, 2006
Pursuant to Section 51 of the Canada Marine Act, notice is given that the Toronto Port Authority will be charging a $15.00 (excluding GST) Airport Improvement Fee or AIF at the Toronto City Centre Airport.

Port of Toronto Loads Six 80-tonne Electromotive Locomotives

May 15, 2006
On Monday May 15,2006 The Port of Toronto Loaded six 80-tonne Electromotive locomotives aboard the Jumbo Line’s Daniella.The Daniella, with its special lift crane, is part of the Jumbo Line fleet, which specializes in heavy lift cargo movements.

Toronto Port Authority Disappointed by Jazz TCCA Comments

Feb 15, 2006
The President and CEO of the Toronto Port Authority today expressed disappointment at remarks made by Air Canada Jazz in relation to the termination of their lease by City Centre Aviation Ltd (CCAL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of REGCO Holdings Inc.