‘Chip’ Ready to Dig

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel Project Well on Its Way

Toronto (January 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.
The Canadian-made tunnel boring machine joins its twin, 'Dale', which is creating the first of seven drift tunnels that will form the walkway's crown. 'Chip' was lowered into the shaft on January 10 and will begin boring the second drift tunnel.
"This is an exciting project milestone," said Toronto Port Authority President and CEO Geoffrey Wilson  "The pedestrian walkway will be a first-class piece of infrastructure that will give passengers convenient, predictable and reliable access to Billy Bishop and we're well on course to completing it on time and on budget."
The Toronto Port Authority is building a pedestrian walkway across the Western Gap to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. The walkway will be completed in Spring 2014.
About the Toronto Port Authority (www.torontoport.com)
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, the Port of Toronto (Terminals 51 and 52), and Toronto's Outer Harbour Marina. In addition to moving more than two million passengers through the airport in 2012, the Port Authority provides transportation, distribution, storage and container services to businesses at the Port, and owns and operates Toronto’s largest freshwater marina. The Toronto Port Authority was incorporated on June 8, 1999 as a government business under the Canada Marine Act as the successor to the Toronto Harbour Commissioners.
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Media Contact: Pamela McDonald, Director, Communications and Public Affairs (416) 863-2028 or (647) 405-8185 (mobile), pmcdonald@torontoport.com

Download a fact sheet to learn more about the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel Project.

View pictures of 'Chip' being lowered.