Master Plan 2018

PortsToronto is undertaking a number of key infrastructure and capital improvements at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

Airside and Airspace

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PortsToronto is undertaking a number of key infrastructure and capital improvements at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. These include the restoration and repaving of the existing runways, as well as the new Ground Run-up Enclosure (GRE) to dampen aircraft engine run-up noise which opened in April 2017.

The Airfield Rehabilitation Program is a significant three-year construction project that will restore the majority of airfield surfaces at the airport. The program is necessary to replace the existing aging civil and electrical infrastructure (pavements and lighting) for the airport’s runways, taxiways and apron.

Definitions

Landside/Airside - Airports are typically divided into landside and airside. Landside are those areas of the airport generally accessible to the public and include access roads, public parking and public areas of the terminal building. Airside are those areas where public access is restricted. This includes runways, taxiways, aircraft parking aprons and those areas of the terminal building, and other facilities, where passengers must first be screened and where employees must have appropriate security clearance.

Airfield - An area of the airport set aside for the maneuvering of aircraft. This includes runways, taxiways, aprons, plus lands set aside to ensure a safe operating environment for aircraft.