Billy Bishop Airport Master Planning Process Takes Off in 2018 with First Public Meeting Scheduled for February 7

Toronto (December 22, 2017) – Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (Billy Bishop Airport) will begin the process of updating its Master Plan. The planning process for the Billy Bishop Airport 2018 Master Plan will include robust public consultation process that will include airport stakeholders, operators, government agencies, neighbourhood community groups, first nations and the general public.
The first public meeting is scheduled for:
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Metro Toronto Convention Centre – North Building
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
More information on the format of the meeting and reminders will be sent out in January. Public engagement will continue at key milestones throughout the planning process. PortsToronto will provide regular project updates throughout the planning process on social media and on a dedicated project website that can be accessed at
The primary purpose of an Airport Master Plan is to establish an orderly development concept for the airport that establishes priorities and options for the airport’s operation and development over an extended period of time, while at the same time allowing the airport to avail itself of new opportunities to serve the needs of the community and operators. An Airport Master Plan is not a regulatory document, but rather a planning tool intended to deliver a long-term strategy for the airport that provides a framework for future planning and development. The typical planning horizon for an Airport Master Plan is 20 years. Master Plans are customary for most airports and are usually updated every five years. The 2018 Master Plan for Billy Bishop Airport will be an update of the 2012 Master Plan.