Airport Upgrades to Meet Passenger Demands

Toronto (October 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

“We’ve seen exponential growth at the airport in the last few years and listened to feedback,” said TPA President and CEO Geoffrey Wilson, “These improvements are meant to enhance the passenger experience.”

Airport users will see several changes at the Airport’s ferry terminals including a new look for the mainland ferry terminal – with a new sign bearing the airport’s name.  This week new double width exit doors were unveiled, to allow for faster and more convenient flow of passengers to the pickup area.

The pickup and drop off areas have been redesigned creating dedicated curb space for drop offs, taxi queuing and boarding of the shuttle bus to Royal York Hotel. The exterior also has a recently installed sheltered taxi queue and shuttle waiting area.

As part of the TPA’s commitment to customer service and working with the community, the Port Authority has increased the number of greeters, through a partnership with Georgian College’s Aviation program.  Young adults from the immediate community and across the city also serve as greeters.

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Media Contact:  Suzanna Birchwood, (416) 863-2036/(416)317-6405 (mobile)



About the Toronto Port Authority

The Toronto Port Authority was incorporated on June 8, 1999 as a government business enterprise under the Canada Marine Act as the successor to the Toronto Harbour Commissioners. It is a federal public authority providing transportation, distribution, storage and container services to businesses. The TPA owns and operates the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Marine Terminals 51 and 52, and the Outer Harbour Marina. The TPA also provides regulatory controls and public works services to enhance the safety and efficiency of marine navigation and aviation in the port and harbour of Toronto.

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