Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is excited to once again be among the destinations for the annual Doors Open Toronto. On Saturday, May 25, the airport will open its doors to the public as they explore its rich history of providing aviation users and travellers with a convenient gateway between downtown Toronto and the world.

Last year, more than 24,000 people visited the airport and enjoyed activities for the entire family along the self-guided tour behind the scenes at the airport. Staff and partners will be onsite to answer questions and provide visitors with a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse of the airport, including:
  • An interactive historic photo display highlighting Toronto’s changing skyline on the occasion of the airport’s 80th anniversary;
  • The airport’s fire hall and maintenance facility, which will give kids of all ages the opportunity to explore the airport’s state-of-the-art safety vehicles;
  • Billy Bishop Airport’s state-of-the-art underwater pedestrian tunnel, the island atrium and mainland pavilion, as well as a staging area to view the airport’s runway operations and aircraft up close;
  • A proposed new art installation by artist David M. General to represent the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation;
  • Creative works from the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre’s Room 13 art program;
  • The team of falcons and dogs that play an important role in the airport’s wildlife management program;
  • Airport partners and tenants, such as Porter Airlines, Air Canada, FlyGTA, Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), and Heli Tours, among others, who will host displays and showcase the full range of services that the airport provides.
This year’s theme – 20 Something – focuses on Toronto’s past and future and is particularly fitting as we celebrate 80 years of rich history at Billy Bishop Airport. As part of Doors Open 2019, visitors are encouraged to come learn more about our history and the important role Toronto’s city airport plays in creating gateways and making connections.

Billy Bishop Airport will open its doors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with final entry to the firehall being offered at 4:00 p.m. Bring family and friends to join in the fun!

✈CONTEST ALERT: Visit us for Doors Open on May 25 for the chance to win a Toronto Heli Tours voucher! To enter, share a photo of the event at the airport on Twitter or Instagram using #TorontoCityAirport. Click here for the terms and conditions.