2018 Airport
           Master Plan

Table of Contents
                                                                                                                                                INVESTING IN BALANCE:                                3.5     Landside				50
                                                                                                                                                AN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY			                        6     3.5.1   Ground Access				51
                                                                                                                                                                                                     3.5.2   Ferry Terminus				52
                                                                                                                                                1       INTRODUCTION				17                           3.5.3   Pedestrian Tunnel			53
                                                                                                                                                1.1     Preface					18                               3.5.4   Arrival Departure Curbs			       54
                                                                                                                                                1.2     Governance				19                             3.5.5   Taxi Corral				54
                                                             80 YEARS                                                                           1.3
                                                                                                                                                        Social and Environmental Responsibility 20
                                                                                                                                                        Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles 21
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Parking					54
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Air Terminal Building			         55
                                                             OF MAKING CONNECTIONS                                                              1.4.1
                                                                                                                                                        Vision Statement			21
                                                                                                                                                        Mission Statement			21
                                                                                                                                                                                                             General Aviation Activity
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Airport Support				58

                                                                                                                                                1.4.3   Guiding Principles			22                      3.8.1   Fire Station				58
                                                             On September 8, 1939, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport welcomed its first
                                                                                                                                                1.5     Planning Objectives			24                     3.8.2   Airport Maintenance Garage		     58
                                                             commercial flight—an aircraft from the U.S. carrying renowned conductor
                                                             Tommy Dorsey and his swing band who were performing at the Canadian                1.5.1   The Purpose of an Airport Master Plan 24     3.8.3   Materials Storage			58
                                                             National Exhibition. In the 80 years since that flight the airport has grown       1.5.2   The 2018 Airport Master Plan		          25   3.8.4   Field Electrical Centre			       59
                                                             into an important transportation gateway connecting Toronto to the world           1.5.3   Planned Upgrades Recommended                 3.8.5   NAV CANADA Control Tower		       59
                                                             and welcoming more than 2.8 million passengers each year.                                  in the 2012 Airport Master Plan		       25   3.8.6   Fuel Farm				59
                                                                                                                                       Implementation of 2012 Master Plan           3.8.7   Non-Passenger Screening Facility
                                                             Providing service to more than 20 destinations in Canada and the U.S.                      Recommendations			27                                 for Vehicles				59
                                                             and located less than 3 kilometres from downtown, Billy Bishop Airport is
                                                                                                                                                1.5.4 The Planning Process			                   30   3.8.8   Aircraft De-icing			59
                                                             convenient, efficient and one of the only airports in the world that is walkable
                                                             and bikeable, with more than 40 per cent of our passengers walking, biking,        1.5.5 Provincial and Municipal Planning              3.9     Services and Utilities			        60
                                                             or taking transit or shuttle from the airport.                                             Initiatives				31
                                                                                                                                                1.6     Regulatory Requirements		               32   4       SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE		             61
                                                             Billy Bishop Airport offers an award-winning, world-class experience and is        1.6.1 Tripartite Agreement			32                      4.1     Socio-Economic Overview		            61
                                                             just one more thing to love about Toronto.                                         1.6.2 Canadian Aviation Regulations		           32   4.2     Economic Impact			66
                                                                                                                                                1.6.3 Canadian Aviation Security Regulations 32      4.3     Regional Air System Capacity and
                                                             To read more about the last 80 years at Billy Bishop Toronto City                                                                               the Southern Ontario Airport Network 66
                                                             Airport please visit BillyBishopAirport.com
                                                                                                                                                2       COMMUNITY CONSULTATION AND
                                                                                                                                                        ENGAGEMENT				33                             5       PLANNING INITIATIVES IN THE
                                                                                                                                                2.1     Consultation Process			33                            COMMUNITY				68
                                                                                                                                                2.2     Stakeholder/Community Engagement 34          5.1     Overview				68
                                                                                                                                                2.3     Agencies				35                               5.2     TOcore					69
                                                                                                                                                2.4     Other Stakeholders			36                      5.3     Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Plan  71
                                                                                                                                                2.5     Public Outreach				36                        5.4     Waterfront Transit Reset Study		  73
                                                                                                                                                2.6     Website					37                               5.5     Waterfront Toronto Revitalization 74
                                                                                                                                                2.7     What We Heard				37                          5.6     Coordination with NAV CANADA		    75
                                                                                                                                                2.7.1   Community Consultation		         38          5.7     Other Planning Initiatives		      76
                                                                                                                                                2.7.2   Airport Stakeholder Consultation 38          5.8     Opportunities and Challenges		    77
                                                                                                                                                2.7.3   Environics Public Opinion Survey
                                                                                                                                                        of Toronto Residents			39                    6       ACTIVITY FORECAST			82
                                                                                                                                                                                                     6.1     Historical Activity			82
                                                                                                                                                3       BILLY BISHOP AIRPORT TODAY		 40              6.1.1   Aircraft Movements			82
                                                                                                                                                3.1     Setting					40                               6.1.2   Passenger Activity			88
                                                                                                                                                3.2     History					42                               6.2     Managed Growth Strategy		 90
                                                                                                                                                3.3     Role					44                                  6.2.1   Aircraft Movements			91
                                                                                                                                                3.3.1   Air Ambulance				45                          6.2.2   Passenger Activity			93
                                                                                                                                                3.4     Airside Infrastructure			46
                                                                                                                                                3.4.1   Runways				48                                7       INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIREMENTS 95
                                                                                                                                                3.4.2   Taxiways				48                               7.1     Airside					95
                                                                                                                                                3.4.3   Aprons					49                                7.1.1   Runways				95
                                                                                                                                                3.4.4   Seaplane Ramp				49                          7.1.2   Taxiways				95
                                                                                                                                                3.4.5   Ground Run-up Enclosure		    49              7.1.3   Aprons					96
                                                                                                                                                3.4.6   Navigational Aids			49                       7.1.4   Navigational Aids			96

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                                                                                                                                          FIGURE 5-4  WATERFRONT TORONTO PLANNING
7.2         Air Terminal Building				97                                          10.2.1   Access						132                                 		PRECINCTS				74
7.3         Landside					97                                                      10.2.2   Parking						132                                FIGURE 6-1  HISTORICAL ANNUAL AIRCRAFT
7.4         Airport Support Facilities			   98                                   10.2.3   Taxi Coral					132                              		MOVEMENTS				82
7.4.1       Combined Services Building			   98                                   10.2.4   City of Toronto Administration Building		 132   FIGURE 6-2  2010 NEF CONTOURS VERSUS 1990
7.4.2       Equipment Storage				98                                              10.2.5   Curbs/Drop-Off					133                          		OFFICIAL CONTOUR			84
7.4.3       Terminal A					98                                                    10.2.6   Ferry Service					133                           FIGURE 6-3  NEF CONTOURS ASSOCIATED WITH
7.5         General Aviation Development			 99                                   10.2.7   Water Taxi Service to Move People		       133   		BASE CASE				85
                                                                                 10.3     Terminal Facilities				134                      FIGURE 6-4  NEF CONTOURS ASSOCIATED WITH
8      THE ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABLE                                              10.4     Airport Support Facilities			             134   		THEORETICAL CAPACITY		86
       DEVELOPMENT, AND CORPORATE SOCIAL                                         10.4.1   Combined Services Building			             134   FIGURE 6-5  SCHEDULED AIR CARRIER
       RESPONSIBILITY				100                                                     10.4.2   Equipment Storage Building			             134   		          MOVEMENTS BY TIME OF DAY		     87
8.1    Introduction					100                                                      10.5     General Aviation Development			           135   FIGURE 6-6  HISTORICAL ANNUAL PASSENGER
8.2    Noise Management Program			                   101                         10.5.1   North Development				135                        		          ACTIVITY PRIOR TO 2006		       88
8.2.1 Regulations and Policies			                    102                         10.5.2   South Development				136                        FIGURE 6-7  HISTORICAL ANNUAL PASSENGER
8.2.2 Construction Activity				103                                               10.6     Airport Land Use Plan				                 138   		ACTIVITY				88
8.2.3 Ground Run-up Enclosure			                     103                                                                                  FIGURE 6-8  PASSENGER ACTIVITY BY SECTOR   89
8.2.4 Airfield Rehabilitation Program			             104                         11       CONCLUSIONS					140                             FIGURE 6-9  DEPARTURE SEATS BY TIME OF DAY 89
8.2.5 Traffic Management				104                                                                                                           FIGURE 6-10 ARRIVAL SEATS BY TIME OF DAY   89
8.2.6 Reconfigured Passenger and Vehicle Traffic                                                                                          FIGURE 6-11 AIRCRAFT MOVEMENT GROWTH       91
       Operations					105                                                                                                                 FIGURE 6-12 NEF CONTOURS ASSOCIATED WITH
                                                                                 Tables                                                   		MANAGED GROWTH STRATEGY		92
8.2.7 Noise Management Office			                     105                         TABLE 3.1      RUNWAY UTILIZATION			 46
8.2.8 Noise Management Sub-Committee		               105                                                                                  FIGURE 6-13 PASSENGER ACTIVITY GROWTH		    93
                                                                                 TABLE 3.2      ACCESS MODE				51
8.2.9 Converting the Airport Ferry to Electric-Power 106                                                                                  FIGURE 6-14 PEAK PLANNING DAY MOVEMENTS    93
8.2.10 Noise Monitor Terminals			                    106                                                                                  FIGURE 10-1 AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT PLAN		     125
8.2.11 Webtrak					106                                                                                                                    FIGURE 10-2 RUNWAY END SAFETY AREA (RESA)  127
8.2.12 Calm Wind Trial					107                                                   Figures                                                  FIGURE 10-3 ENGINEERED MATERIAL ARRESTING
8.3    Wildlife Management				110                                                FIGURE 1-1 PLANNING PROCESS			          30               		SYSTEM (EMAS)				127
8.4    Air Quality					112                                                       FIGURE 3-1 BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY                     FIGURE 10-4 AIRCRAFT STOPPED BY EMAS		     127
8.5    Water Quality					113                                                     		AIRPORT LOCATION			40                                  FIGURE 10-5 LANDSIDE DEVELOPMENT PLAN      131
8.6    Environmental Projects				114                                             FIGURE 3-2 LAND OWNERSHIP			            41               FIGURE 10-6 TYPICAL COMBINED SERVICES
8.6.1 Climate Change & Extreme Weather                                           FIGURE 3-3 AIR SERVICE DESTINATIONS		   44               		BUILDING LAYOUT			134
       Vulnerability Assessment			114                                            FIGURE 3-4 EXISTING CONDITIONS			       47               FIGURE 10-7 AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT PLAN
8.6.2 South Channel Dock Wall Rehabilitation                                     FIGURE 3-5 AIR TERMINAL BUILDING                         		—NORTH FIELD				135
       and Beautification				114                                                 		—UPPER LEVEL			56                                      FIGURE 10-8 AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT PLAN
8.7    Greenhouse Gas Emissions			                   116                         FIGURE 3-6 AIR TERMINAL BUILDING                         		—SOUTH FIELD				136
                                                                                 		—GROUND LEVEL			56                                     FIGURE 10-9 AIRPORT LAND USE PLAN
9           PRIORITIES AND RECOMMENDATIONS		 120                                 FIGURE 4-1 PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL                          		—OVERVIEW				139
9.1         Priorities					120                                                   		DEVELOPMENT				62
9.2         Recommendations				121                                               FIGURE 4-2 PROPOSED NON-RESIDENTIAL
9.2.1       Infrastructure					121                                               		DEVELOPMENT				63
                                                                                 FIGURE 4-3 POINTS OF PASSENGER ORIGIN		 64
9.2.2       Access						121                                                                                                               A     LIST OF ACRONYMS
9.2.3       Community Focussed Mitigation			 122                                 FIGURE 4-4 SOUTHERN ONTARIO AIRPORT
                                                                                                                                                A-1     List of Acronyms         144-145
                                                                                 		NETWORK				67
10          AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT PLAN			 124                                      FIGURE 5-1 TOCORE STUDY AREA
10.1        Airside						126                                                     		—DOWNTOWN PLAN			69
10.1.1      Runways					126                                                      FIGURE 5-2 BATHURST QUAY NEIGHBOURHOOD
10.1.2      Runway End Safety Areas			  126                                      		PLAN					71
10.1.3      Taxiways					130                                                     FIGURE 5-3 RECOMMENDED WATERFRONT
10.1.4      Aprons						130                                                      		TRANSIT NETWORK			73
10.2        Landside					131

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Investing In Balance

          Investing In Balance:                                                                             —which is the 1983 agreement between the City of Toronto,
                                                                                                            Federal Government and Toronto Port Authority
                                                                                                            (PortsToronto) that governs all operations—and our
                                                                                                                                                                         It is this regular consultation that has informed changes
                                                                                                                                                                         in operations and procedures as well as prompted much
                                                                                                                                                                         needed investment in infrastructure. For example,

          ­An Executive Summary
                                                                                                            own Managed Growth Strategy.                                 concerns raised over traffic led to such infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                         solutions as the pedestrian tunnel which opened in 2015.
                                                                                                            To PortsToronto, which owns and operates Billy Bishop        The tunnel has mitigated traffic and congestion associated
                                                                                                            Airport, this managed growth approach is informed by         with the airport by normalizing the flow of passengers
                                                                                                            regular consultation with government partners including      that had previously arrived and departed in waves
          As an urban airport located in the heart of one of North America’s                                First Nations, the community and stakeholders. This          associated with the ferry.
          greatest cities, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is a unique asset                              consultation takes the form of: quarterly Community
                                                                                                            Liaison Committee (CLC) meetings; regular Noise              The Ground Run-up Enclosure (GRE) is another such
          and a source of great opportunity.                                                                Management Sub-Committee meetings; twice-monthly             investment. Identified as a mitigation measure in the 2012
                                                                                                            meetings with City of Toronto staff; regular dialogue with   Airport Master Plan to address community noise concerns,
          As an urban airport located in the heart of one of North                                          Transport Canada; regular meetings and consultation with     City of Toronto Council unanimously endorsed the
          America’s greatest cities, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is                                   Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations; and other such     construction of this noise mitigation infrastructure,
          a unique asset and a source of great opportunity. The airport       VISION                        communications to ensure we remain aware of the              and PortsToronto agreed to build the structure. The
          drives commerce by connecting Toronto to regional and global                                      challenges and opportunities and do what is needed to        construction of the GRE was completed in 2017 and has
          centres such as New York, Ottawa, Montreal, Washington D.C.,                                      maintain balance. In addition, the airport management        led to a marked decrease in noise complaints associated
          Boston, Chicago and northern Ontario. It encourages tourism
                                                                              To be the global leader
                                                                                                            team regularly attends community meetings, which             with ground engine run-ups.
          and connectivity by bringing people to Toronto from                 in how a modern airport       improves our understanding of community and
          destinations throughout eastern North America. It serves as a       operates in an urban          neighbourhood concerns.                                      Investments in technology such as WebTrak and additional
          base for Ornge Air Ambulance that facilitates urgent                                                                                                           Noise Monitoring Terminals (NMTs) have also empowered
          patient and organ transfers, which supports health care for         environment.                                                                               the community to confirm aircraft activity and report
          Ontarians. It generates revenue, provides jobs for the region,                                                                                                 sources of noise.
          and invests in the community to build infrastructure and
          support charitable organizations. Billy Bishop Airport plays
          an integral role in servicing Toronto and contributing to what
          makes this city great.
                                                                                                                       GUIDING PRINCIPLES
          With the opportunity that comes with operating an urban             To invest in the areas that
          airport in one of North America’s greatest cities comes
          heightened expectations and responsibility to conduct our           are meaningful to our
          operations in a manner that reflects balance with the               passengers, community
          surrounding city. It is our commitment to balance that guides                                                   Regulatory                      Brand and Value                     Economic
                                                                              and stakeholders. With a
          us and informs our vision for this airport. Over the years,                                                     Compliance                        Proposition                      Contribution
          we have come to refer to this commitment to balance as              focus on sustainability and
          “managed growth.”                                                   innovation, the airport is
          Over the past 80 years, history has proven that the airport         committed to continuous
          has adapted to the changing landscape and is well positioned        improvement in noise                        Business                        Community and
          to continue into the 21st century. As for our own aspirations,
                                                                              mitigation; environmental                                                                                         Innovation
          Billy Bishop Airport’s vision is to be the global leader in how a                                               Operations                       Consultation
          modern airport operates in an urban environment. Billy Bishop       protection and air quality
          Airport has played an important role as a physical and              improvements; passenger
          symbolic transportation gateway to the City of Toronto.
                                                                              service and convenience;
          In 2012, Billy Bishop Airport completed its first Master Plan.      community initiatives and              Future Growth and
                                                                                                                                                               Noise                         Environment
          Much has changed in the last five years and our new Master                                                 Community Balance
          Plan is a more comprehensive look at Billy Bishop Airport and
                                                                              engagement; and, technology
          where opportunities exist to make the airport cleaner, greener      development to make what is
          and quieter. The Master Plan is also looking at growth              already great even better.
          opportunities within the context of the Tripartite Agreement

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       Balance is also about working with airline partners and tenants,                                                            It was not until 2006 when the true potential of                 ty being the conversion of the airport ferry, from diesel
       including Porter Airlines, Air Canada Jazz, and Nieuport Aviation                                                           the airport was realized with the introduction of Porter         to bio-fuel and then to electric power, which we hope to
       Infrastructure Partners to support their business objectives, as well                                                       Airlines. However, the significant progress of the airline and   achieve by early 2020.
       as listening to our passengers to meet and exceed their expectations                                                        passenger growth at the airport was not without its
       for our airport. Billy Bishop Airport is consistently ranked as one of the                                                  growing pains as we attempted to address the needs and           Our mission at Billy Bishop Airport is to invest in the
       best regional airports in North America and the world through such                                                          expectations of an increasing passenger base and the effect      areas that are meaningful to our passengers, community

       organizations as Skytrax, Condé Nast and Airport Council International.                                                     that growth was having on the neighbourhood. In the last         and stakeholders. With a focus on sustainability and
       In 2018, Billy Bishop Airport achieved a satisfaction rating of 97 per cent                                                 five years, considerable energy, effort and expense has          innovation, Billy Bishop Airport is committed to continuous
       among passengers.                                                                                                           gone into making the airport cleaner, greener and quieter        improvement in noise mitigation; environmental protection
                                                                                                                                   for the community and driving efficiency, convenience and        and air quality improvements; passenger service and
       In terms of accommodating future growth and community balance,                                                              customer service for our passengers and partners.                convenience; community initiatives and engagement; and,
       the City of Toronto’s TOcore Downtown Plan has identified Toronto as                                                                                                                         technology development to make what is already great even
       Canada’s largest employment cluster with over 500,000 jobs. Over the
                                                                                               Population Growth                   In response to this passenger growth, PortsToronto made          better.
       past five years, 7,500 residents annually are being added to the almost                    in Toronto.                      many enhancements including: Changes to the passenger
       240,000 residents that currently call downtown Toronto their home.                                                          pick-up and drop-off area including the introduction of a        This Master Plan is a key component that will guide how
       By 2041, the population is projected to nearly double to a potential                                                        complimentary shuttle bus to promote modal share                 we get there. The Master Plan has been developed by WSP
       population of 475,000. This together with the development of Liberty                                                        options; optimization of the taxi corral on the Canada           Canada Inc., a global leader in this area, and focuses on the
       Village neighbourhood and South of Eastern (including the Port Lands)                                                       Malting Site lands; enhanced parking for the airport, the        airport and its operations as managed and stipulated within
       neighbourhood, means there is the potential to reach between 850,000                                                        Waterfront School and community; and the installation of a       the parameters of the Tripartite Agreement. The content
       and 915,000 jobs in the TOcore study area.                                                                                  noise barrier to mitigate noise from airport operations on       within this plan is a reflection of a comprehensive public
                                                                                                                                   the local community.                                             consultation effort that included more than 90 meetings
       For its part Billy Bishop Airport contributes more than $470 million in                                                                                                                      with members of the community, government partners,
       Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and generates 4,740 jobs in the region,                                                        That meant consistent infrastructure investment, regular         First Nations communities, airport partners and
       including 2,080 jobs directly associated with the airport. This translates                                                  public consultation, and policy improvements to address          stakeholders. This included three public meetings that
       into $280 million in wages. But our economic impact goes even further.                                                      irritants such as traffic, air and noise pollution, which has    were held on February 7, 2018, June 25, 2018, and June 12,
       With frequent daily flights to economic sectors such as New York and                                                        driven a 46 per cent decrease in complaints from 2013 to         2019. At these meetings, we heard about challenges,
       technology hubs such as Boston, the airport has become an important                                                         2018. It meant welcoming new passenger terminal owners           concerns, opportunities, ideas for improvement, how we
       factor in attracting new business to Toronto. Billy Bishop Airport and                                                      Nieuport Aviation who would invest in services and               could communicate better and suggestions on how to
       the city of Toronto are a compelling proposition for companies looking                                                      amenities such as upgrading the lounges to accommodate           manage growth. These consultations provided us with a one
       to base operations in a city with urban energy, excellent quality of life,                                                  growth experienced since the terminal first opened and           on one opportunity to hear from individuals, groups
       and quick connections to where employees need to travel.                                                                    introducing new food and beverage concessions. It meant          and community leaders about what we should do to
                                                                                                                                   investing in a three-year airfield upgrade to rehabilitate       improve airport operations. We also heard about concerns
       GROWING IN BALANCE                                                                                                          the runways, taxiways and aprons, reconfigure taxiways,          with growing the airport, and if there was any rationale for
                                                                                                                                   and introduce new technology and sustainability upgrades         growth.
       In 2019, Billy Bishop Airport celebrated its 80th Anniversary. The airport
                                                                                                                                   to modernize the airfield for the safety and service of our
       opened in 1939 in the days leading into the Second World War. During
                                                                                                                                   passengers.                                                      Based on the year and a half of consultations and
       the war, the airport served as an important military facility including
                                                                                                                                                                                                    engagement on the Airport Master Plan, including
       hosting the Royal Norwegian Air Force and providing military training.
                                                                                                                                   The airport of today is cleaner, greener and quieter than        extensive research and analysis, the rationale for growth
       After the war, the airport reverted back to civilian use and was a
                                                                                                                                   the airport of five years ago. The airport of tomorrow will      factors into several key findings including:
       regional base of operations for commercial operations and flight
                                                                                                                                   be cleaner, greener and quieter than the airport of today.
       schools. In the early 1960s, a hangar and a new 3,988-foot runway was
                                                                                                                                   This Master Plan looked at Billy Bishop Airport from a           •   The continued and forecast residential growth in the
       built. At the time, the island airport was Canada’s busiest airport,
                                                                                                                                   variety of angles to report on current operations and future         downtown core of the city of Toronto;
       based on the number of take-offs and landings.
                                                                                                                                   opportunities in such areas as land use, ground access and       •   The continued rise in air travel with all age groups,

                                                                                                                                   airfield functionality. It also looked at opportunities to           to and from Toronto going to business and leisure
       In 1983, the island airport was the 10th largest airport in Canada                                                          introduce further enhancements to our operations that                destinations;
       based on passenger travel. It was at this time that the Tripartite                                                          support our sustainability mandate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   The ease of access of an urban airport in the
       Agreement among the then Toronto Harbour Commission, City of                                                                                                                                     downtown core;
       Toronto and Government of Canada was signed to govern the airport.                                                          In 2016, PortsToronto published its first Sustainability
                                                                                                                                   Report in which impacts were assessed and targets were           •   The regional transportation connectivity to rail and
       This agreement codified what has always been the case: the need for                           Job Growth                                                                                         public transit; and,
       cooperation among at the airport, the municipal government and the                                                          set for Billy Bishop Airport. The airport has long embraced
       federal government.                                                                                                         measures large and small to reduce its environmental             •   Offering air service during peak days and times
                                                                                                                                   footprint—measures such as being 100 per cent powered                where the commute is minimal for business and
                                                                                                                                   by clean renewable energy via Bullfrog Power, and daily              leisure travellers.
                                                                                     Source – City of Toronto 2015 TOcore Report   operational improvements such as spent glycol
                                                                                                                                   containment and hybrid service vehicles. This effort will
                                                                                                                                   continue in the years ahead, with the biggest opportuni-
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Given this rationale, Billy Bishop Airport’s opportunity is
to be a leader in providing regional air service that supports
continued international air service provided through
                                                                              Research indicates that demand for air travel will outpace
                                                                              supply. In 2016, 49 million passengers and more than
                                                                              470,000 tonnes of cargo flowed through Southern Ontario’s
                                                                                                                                                   Key Priorities
Toronto Pearson International Airport. Billy Bishop                           airports. These figures are estimated to grow to 110 million
Airport is providing a service that is utilizing available                    passengers and a million tonnes of cargo by 2043.                    Our goal is to optimize the airport as a general aviation airport with a
infrastructure in the city, introducing competition for the                   By the late 2030s, regional air travel demand is likely
traveller and serving an urban market. Billy Bishop                           to outpace the current capacity of the region’s airports
                                                                                                                                                   mix of general aviation activities and scheduled air service, yet balance
Airport’s catchment area is intensifying with residential                     resulting in an excess demand of around 20 million                   operations with the interests of the community and the protection of the
growth and job creation.                                                      passengers per year by the mid-2040s. The negative                   environment through initiatives that will mitigate the negative impacts
                                                                              economic impact of passengers leaving the region to
                                                                              meet their travel needs elsewhere could reach as high                associated with airport operations. As such our priorities include:
                                                                              as $15 billion in GDP.

                                                                                                                                                   •   Expand upon PortsToronto’s ongoing
                                                                                                                                                       initiatives towards operating the                •   Improve the operational efficiency of
                                                                                                                                                       airport in a sustainable and                         the airside to minimize delays and
                                                                                                                                                       environmentally responsible manner.                  reduce ground noise.

                                                                                                                                                   •   Improve operational efficiency with              •   Increase scheduled air carrier slots in
                                                                                                                                                       respect to landside curb activities, and             a manner that minimizes impacts on
                                                                                                                                                       encourage greater use of the airport                 the community but meets the needs
                                                                                                                                                       shuttle and public transit.                          specific to the city of Toronto and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                            travelling public.

                        The Southern Ontario Airport Network (SOAN) is a forum for                                                                 •   Provide improved infrastructure and
                                                                                                                                                       facilities for general aviation.
                        the leading commercial airports in this region to work together,
                        support growth and amplify the overall impact of air service.
                                                                                                                                                   By responding to opportunities for growth in a balanced
                                                                                                                                                   way, the addition of more flights would respect the
                                                                                                                                                   community’s request to limit flights during evenings and

                                                                                                      Source – Southern Ontario Airports Network
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        Recommendations                                                                                                                    II. Access
        During the 18-month consultation period with stakeholders—including the community, neighbourhood                                   Work with the operator of the airport shuttle to          Work with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to
        associations, local businesses, airport tenants, airport staff, agencies including First Nations communities                       optimize its operation including the provision of         encourage greater awareness among TTC patrons
        —considerable feedback and input was received. Public comment was also received during and following our three                     additional stops or routes, and plan for provisions of    of public transit access to the airport and encourage
        public meetings. Given the content and the nature of the majority of feedback received, technical experts WSP                      utilities through infrastructure projects in the future   increased usage by airport patrons. Improvements
        developed key recommendations grouped into the three subject areas which appeared to be the most important                         to support electric powered ground transportation         could include:
        for those consulted. Those subject areas are:                                                                                      vehicles such as shuttle busses.                          • Identifying Billy Bishop Airport on TTC route
                                                                                                                                                                                                         maps, similar to that provided for Toronto
        I.            Infrastructure Improvements                                                                                                                                                        Pearson International Airport;
        II.           Access                                                                                                               Work with the City of Toronto to enforce parking and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     •   Identifying the streetcar stop as ‘Billy Bishop
        III.          Community Coordination and Environmental Mitigation                                                                  traffic regulations in areas impacted by the airport.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Airport’ and providing improved amenities to
                                                                                                                                                                                                         transit riders including enhanced shelters at the

        I. Infrastructure Improvements
                                                                                                                                                                                                         TTC streetcar stop locations;
                                                                                                                                                                                                     •   Improved wayfinding signage; and,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     •   Providing well-lit pathways between the tunnel
                                                                                                                                                                                                         pavilion and the TTC streetcar.
         Improve the pedestrian                                  Provide for a new Combined           Undertake the process required
         environment and appearance                              Services Building and equipment      by Transport Canada to fulfill the
         of the airport along the north                          storage shed.                        mandate for Runway End Safety
         breakwater west of the ferry slip.                                                           Areas at either end of Runway
                                                                                                      08-26. This process will include
                                                                                                      consultation and engagement with
         Improve the efficiency of the                           Relocate and renovate historic       agencies including First Nations,
         airport’s landside curb operations                      Terminal A as a multi-purpose        the community, and airport
         by implementing dedicated                               facility that potentially could      stakeholders.
         pick-up and drop-off areas.                             include an airport restaurant,
                                                                 aviation museum and event space,
                                                                 if the business case supports this
         Improve the efficiency of the                           use.
         taxiway system by providing a
         parallel taxiway for the main
         Runway 08-26.

         Provide additional apron
         and tie-down areas for
         general aviation and provide
         opportunities for hangar
         development. This would be
         based on a study to determine
         the demand from general
         aviation users for additional
         facilities, including a business
         case for providing such facilities.

         Provide improved wayfinding

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        III. Community Coordination and                                                                                                  Master Plan: Subject Areas
                                                                                                                                         Billy Bishop Airport’s 2012 Airport Master Plan made recommendations on upgrades

        Environmental Mitigation
                                                                                                                                         to airside and landside operations; provided a review of airport support and commercial
                                                                                                                                         development; and made recommendations on aviation activity management in advance
                                                                                                                                         of Billy Bishop Airport reaching its theoretical movement capacity. The 2018 Master
         Undertake an environmental noise study that exam-                      Review the opportunity to implement a vehicle ferry      Plan updates this information and provides a long-term vision for the built environment
         ines and models the sources of airport ground noise,                   operation between the Port Lands and the south side
         and assesses opportunities to mitigate impacts                         of the airfield in order to eliminate heavy commercial   that guides the appropriate use of lands and will assist airport management in making
         through the implementation of noise infrastructure                     vehicles for both the airport and the City of Toronto    informed decisions regarding future development.
         and other physical means.                                              from Eireann Quay.

                                                                                                                                         The key subject areas that make up this Master Plan are as follows:
         Review potential changes to airport operations and                     Invest in equipment and vehicles that are electric or
         procedures that could mitigate impacts on the                          operate with reduced emissions.
                                                                                                                                          Section 1                                             Section 7
         neighbouring community. This could include:
                                                                                                                                          Vision, Mission, Guiding Principles, Governance,      Infrastructure Requirements, Airside, Air Terminal
         • Restricting aircraft that are noisier;
                                                                                                                                          Social and Environmental Responsibility, Planning     Building, Landside, Airport Support Facilities,
         • Managing both airline and general aviation                           Invest in innovation that leads to improved airport
                                                                                                                                          Objectives and Regulatory Requirements.               General Aviation Development.
             movements during noise sensitive periods such                      efficiency and reduced community impacts, which
             as evenings and weekends; and,                                     includes: opportunities to invest, support and plan
                                                                                for the development and introduction of electric and
         • Enforcing procedures on single engine taxiing                                                                                  Section 2                                             Section 8
                                                                                hybrid general aviation and regional commercial
             and idling.
                                                                                aircraft, and ground transportation vehicles, and
                                                                                could involve developing partnerships with research       Community Consultation and Engagement.                The Environment, Sustainable Development,
                                                                                agencies, manufacturers and operators.                                                                          Corporate Social Responsibility which includes
         Introduce fee structures that penalize noisier aircraft                                                                                                                                Noise Management, Air Quality, Water Quality and
         and create incentives for quieter aircraft.                                                                                                                                            Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
                                                                                                                                          Section 3

                                                                                                                                          Airport History, Role, Airside Infrastructure,
                                                                                                                                          Landside, Air Terminal Building, General Aviation
                                                                                                                                          Activity, Airport Support, Services and Utilities.    Section 9
                                                                                                                                                                                                Priorities and Recommendations.
                                                                                                                                          Section 4

                                                                                                                                          Socio-Economic Profile.                               Section 10

                                                                                                                                                                                                Airport Development Plan, Airside, Landside,
                                                                                                                                                                                                Terminal Facilities, Airport Support Facilities,
                                                                                                                                          Section 5                                             General Aviation Development, Airport Land
                                                                                                                                                                                                Use Plan.
                                                                                                                                          The Airport and Community, Overview of Key
                                                                                                                                          Planning Studies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Section 11
                                                                                                                                          Section 6
                                                                                                                                          Historical Activity, Aircraft Movement Forecasts,
                                                                                                                                          Passenger Number Forecasts, Noise Exposure
                                                                                                                                          Forecast, Contour Modelling, and Preferred Growth
                                                                                                                                          Scenario based on the Managed Growth Strategy.

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     The 2018 Billy Bishop Airport Master Plan is a flexible                     flight training; it is a job creator and economic driver; it
     blueprint that responds to changes in socio-economic                        is a partner to community organizations which last year
     conditions, industry trends and regulatory requirements.                    benefited from financial and in-kind contributions; and

     It is important to note that an airport Master Plan is                      it is an asset that benefits the city of Toronto and the
     not a regulatory document, but rather a planning tool                       region, all while contributing to its world-class status and
     intended to deliver a long-term strategy for the airport                    aspirations.
     that provides a framework for future planning and
     development within the typical 20-year planning                             PortsToronto is pleased to present the updated 2018
     horizon for an airport Master Plan.                                         Master Plan for Billy Bishop Airport. We are proud of
                                                                                 the approach and rigour that went into the technical
                                                                                                                                                “When designed, executed and operated well, airports will generate more jobs,
     This Master Plan adheres to this planning horizon, as                       studies, public consultation, environmental analysis           facilitate increased business interactions, encourage co-located commercial
     it cannot realistically make plans for investments in                       and market research that informs the conclusions               development, support increased trade in goods and will likely open up regions
     innovation and balanced growth to ensure the success of                     and recommendations contained within.
     this airport with a view that the airport will close in 2033                                                                               to more cross sector investments.”
     when the Tripartite Agreement ends. Strategic planning                      Much has been accomplished in the last five years to
     must be undertaken with a longer-term view that                             get us closer to our vision and mission for Billy Bishop
     provides for the continuation of airport operations to                      Airport. Much more will take place in the future to help
                                                                                                                                                		—Future-Ready Airports, PWC, January 2017
     meet the increasing demand for air travel within the city                   us achieve our vision of being the global leader in how
     of Toronto. With the continued increase in population,                      a modern airport operates in an urban environment.
     housing and businesses within the city of Toronto and                       Innovation and partnership will be key to achieving our
     Greater Toronto Area, Billy Bishop Airport has an                           goals. This means innovation as it pertains to all areas
     important role to play into the future, which supports                      of our business including environmental protection,
     growth at Toronto Pearson International Airport.                            passenger efficiency and operation impact mitigation.
                                                                                 It also means harnessing innovation in new technologies
     In keeping with transportation master plans led by                          such as the introduction of electric and hybrid aircraft in
     municipal and regional governments, planning and                            the future.
     investing in infrastructure requires a commitment
     towards the future. PortsToronto is committed to                            This Master Plan will serve as an important component
     making future investments that will support the                             to achieve our vision but so will the practices and
     growing transportation network and meet the increasing                      policies we have put in place to consult with our
     demands of air travel, on the ground and in the air.                        community, operate in a transparent manner and strike
                                                                                 a balance between commercial imperatives and the
     Billy Bishop Airport provides a unique gateway for                          community interest. We are on a journey and this plan
     business and tourism; it is a service provider for                          will be part of the navigation needed to get us to our
     emergency medical services, private aviation and                            destination.

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        1.1                                                                                                                              1.2
        Preface                                                                                                                          Governance
         Located at the foot of Toronto’s downtown core,                     In addition to direct economic benefits, the airport        Billy Bishop Airport is owned and operated by the              The following four standing committees oversee various
         Billy Bishop Airport is Canada’s ninth-busiest airport              stimulates significant economic benefits by providing       Toronto Port Authority, doing business as PortsToronto.        organizational matters, various facets of our operations
         and welcomed 2,807,208 business and leisure travellers              connections between cities, which in turn promote           PortsToronto is the successor agency of the Toronto            and assess recommendations from management:
         in 2018. The airport offers direct, non-stop, and                   economic growth and competitiveness, and expand             Harbour Commissioners (THC), which managed the
         one-stop flight service to more than 20 cities in Canada            leisure travel opportunities into the future. The airport   Toronto Harbour from 1911 to 1999. As part of a broad          •   Audit and Finance
         and the U.S. with connection opportunities to more                  is an important part of the regional air transportation     strategy developed by the federal government to                •   Governance and Human Resources
         than 80 international destinations through connecting               system and provides significant contributions to            modernize the administration of ports, the Toronto Port        •   Communications and Outreach
         airlines’ networks. As Canada’s sixth-busiest airport               Toronto’s economy. Each year, the airport generates         Authority, now PortsToronto, was established in 1999 to        •   Pension
         with passenger service to the United States, Billy                  more than $470 million in Gross Domestic Product            operate the port, marina, airport and its land holdings.
         Bishop Airport provides key connections to regional                 (GDP) and supports 4,740 jobs, including 2,080 directly                                                                    The board relies on these committees to facilitate
         centres that do not have connections to international               associated with airport operations.                         Established under the Canada Marine Act, PortsToronto          business and guide its decisions.
         destinations.                                                                                                                   is a Government Business Enterprise that is mandated to
                                                                             Billy Bishop Airport, with its unique character and         be financially self-sufficient and receives no federal,        PortsToronto has long adhered to best practices around
         A base for commercial air carriers Porter Airlines and              close proximity to the heart of Toronto, has not gone       provincial or municipal funding. PortsToronto operates         governance, financial reporting, and executive and Board
         Air Canada, Billy Bishop Airport is known throughout                unnoticed. Billy Bishop Airport has won a series of         in accordance with the Canada Marine Act and Letters           expense disclosures. This includes designing a new User
         the travelling community for its word-class customer                passenger-driven awards, including being named              Patent issued by the federal Minister of Transport in          Group Director Nomination process that harmonizes
         service and amenities. The airport’s proximity to                   one of the top airports in North America in both the        addition to a series of specific policies and procedures.      the nomination framework established in our Letters
         downtown, in conjunction with the state-of-the-art                  Airports Council International’s (ACI) Airport Service      The Letters Patent include requirements related to             Patent with the federal government’s open, transparent
         pedestrian tunnel, enhanced shuttle service, shorter                Quality Awards and Skytrax World Airport Awards.            PortsToronto’s board of directors and outlines the             and merit-based process for public appointments. This
         passenger queue lines and recently upgraded                         Billy Bishop Airport has also been ranked as the fourth     activities that can be undertaken by the organization.         User Group Director Nomination process was endorsed
         passenger lounges, have made Billy Bishop Airport                   Best International Airport by Condé Nast Traveler and                                                                      by Transport Canada and has been suggested as a best
         the travel hub of choice.                                           was recognized as having one of the Top Ten Most            PortsToronto is accountable to the federal government          practice for other Canadian Port Authorities. Additionally,
                                                                             Beautiful Airport Approaches by Private Fly for the fifth   through Transport Canada, and is guided by a                   in an effort to continuously improve our governance
         The airport also supports a wide variety of general                 consecutive year.                                           nine-member board of directors composed of                     practices, PortsToronto revised our corporate by-law,
         aviation activities. Billy Bishop Airport serves as a base                                                                      individuals appointed by all levels of government              updated our director orientation program and Board
         for Ornge (the provincial air ambulance service), two               The significant growth in passenger activity over the       —federal, provincial and municipal. Six members of             self-assessment process and developed a conflict of
         Fixed Base Operators, FlyGTA, Cameron Air, Trans                    past twelve years is also a testimony to the popularity     the board are appointed by the Minister of Transport           interest reporting protocol applicable to Board members
         Capital Air and Heli Tours, and is home to a personal/              of Billy Bishop Airport among the travelling public, and    in consultation with committees representing four              and management. PortsToronto’s Corporate Governance
         general aviation community that includes approximately              its value to the Southern Ontario air travel network.       identified user groups—commercial, recreation, airport         Manual was also revised, consisting of the Board Man-
         50 private planes and one flight school.                                                                                        and port operations. The City of Toronto and the Province      date and Committee Charters, to reflect best
                                                                                                                                         of Ontario have a direct governance relationship with          practices from other industry leaders and are publicly
                                                                                                                                         PortsToronto via their appointees to the PortsToronto          available on our website.
                                                                                                                                         board of directors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        PortsToronto, including the operation of Billy Bishop
                                                                                                                                         The board of directors is appointed as follows:                Airport, receives no government funding. Beyond
                                                                                                                                                  One appointee nominated by the federal                PortsToronto’s community and infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                  Minister of Transport                                 investments, PortsToronto contributed approximately
                                                                                                                                                                                                        $3.3 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILTs) to the
                                                                                                                                                  One individual appointed by the City of Toronto       City of Toronto in 2018, as well as paying $2.6 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                        toward realty taxes and more than $2.9 million to the
                                                                                                                                                  One individual appointed by the Province of           federal government for the Gross Revenue Charge. This
                                                                                                                                                  Ontario                                               resulted in a total contribution slightly under $9 million
                                                                                                                                                  Six individuals appointed by the federal Minister     that can be used to benefit taxpayers in Toronto and
                                                                                                                                                  of Transport in consultation with user groups         across the country.

                                                                                                                                         All individuals nominated by the Minister of Transport
                                                                                                                                         are appointed by the Governor in Council.
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             1.3                                                                                                                              1.4
             Social and Environmental Responsibility                                                                                          Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles
             PortsToronto, including its operations at Billy Bishop                   associations, and agencies including the City of        1.4.1                                                      1.4.2
             Airport, is committed to environmental sustainability                    Toronto, Transport Canada, Mississaugas of the Credit
             and giving back to the community it serves. Key                          First Nation, Waterfront Toronto, and the Toronto and
                                                                                                                                              Vision Statement                                           Mission Statement
             environmental initiatives include the use of renewable                   Region Conservation Authority.
             energy through Bullfrog Power, which provides
             100 per cent green electricity, and through the                          Through its community investment initiatives,           PortsToronto’s Vision Statement for Billy Bishop Airport   PortsToronto’s Mission Statement for Billy Bishop
             adoption of best practices that include the use of                       PortsToronto provides donations, sponsorships and       is as follows:                                             Airport is as follows:
             energy efficient vehicles and equipment.                                 in-kind contributions to local community initiatives,
                                                                                      activities and events to support the long-term
                                                                                                                                              To be the global leader in how a                           To invest in the areas that are meaningful
             With respect to social responsibility, PortsToronto                      growth and development of the local community.
             strives to engage in an open, transparent and two-way                    PortsToronto has contributed $11 million since 2009,    modern airport operates in an                              to our passengers, community and
             dialogue with its neighbours and stakeholders. In the                    which is an average of $1.2 million per year.
                                                                                                                                              urban environment.                                         stakeholders. With a focus on
             fall of 2010, the Community Liaison Committee (CLC)
             was established to expand community engagement and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         sustainability and innovation, the
             communication with the residents and businesses                                                                                                                                             airport is committed to continuous
             near Billy Bishop Airport. The CLC holds quarterly                       “A positive future for our airport, our                                                                            improvement in noise mitigation;
             meetings that are open to the public, and are                            neighbourhood, and our environment are                                                                             environmental protection and air quality
             represented by local community leaders and airport
             stakeholders. A Noise Management Sub-Committee of                        behind all of our sustainability efforts”.                                                                         improvements; passenger service
             the CLC, formed in 2016 and re-engaged in mid-2018,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         and convenience; community initiatives
             meets bi-monthly to research, understand and address                             —Gene Cabral, Executive Vice
             noise impacts from airport operations. As well,                                   President, Billy Bishop Toronto City
                                                                                                                                                                                                         and engagement; and, technology
             PortsToronto regularly meets with local neighbourhood
                                                                                               Airport                                                                                                   development to make what is already
             associations, community groups, business
                                                                                                                                                                                                         great even better.

                                                                                                                     In 2018, Doors Open
                                                                                                                     welcomed more than
                                                                                                                     24,000 people through
                                                                                                                     its doors for a behind
                                                                                                                     -the-scenes look at
                                                                                                                     airport operations.

Billy Bishop Airport
continued to sponsor the
Waterfront Neighbourhood
Centre’s Community Connect
Garden, which engaged more
than 400 people and produced                                                      The Billy Bishop Airport Plane
125 kg of organic fruits and                                                      Pull to End ALS event raised
vegetables for marginalized                                                       more than $285,000 for ALS
families on the waterfront.                                                       research and awareness.

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1.4.3                                                         Tripartite Agreement in 2033. Similar      BUSINESS OPERATIONS                          With easy connection to markets such       Of note, PortsToronto and Billy
                                                              to other government bodies that                                                         as New York, Boston, Washington D.C.,      Bishop Airport meet regularly with                     Brand and Value
Guiding Principles                                            manage infrastructure, planning            Billy Bishop Airport is exceedingly
                                                                                                                                                      Chicago, Montreal and Ottawa, as           the Mississaugas of the Credit First
                                                                                                         proud of the key role it plays in offering                                                                                                     Proposition
                                                              for the future is not based on a                                                        well as regional connections to            Nation—Department of Consultation
                                                              theoretical end date, rather it is based   the main base of operations to Ornge
                                                                                                                                                      tech-hubs such as Waterloo, Billy          and Accommodation management and
                                                              on the need for the service or public      Air Ambulance services which
                                                                                                                                                      Bishop Airport fuels business and          staff to ensure territorial treaty land
The corporate objectives for Billy                                                                       provides emergency care, patient                                                                                                                Future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1.      Growth and
                                                              good. It would be challenging for                                                       attracts companies looking to base         rights and water interests are
Bishop Airport inform and support
                                                              any service provider to invest in          transfer and organ transportation
                                                                                                                                                      operations in a city with urban            discussed and accommodated, through                     Community Balance
the guiding principles that direct this                                                                  that is directly responsible for saving
                                                              infrastructure without securing a                                                       energy, excellent quality of life, and     mutual collaboration.
Airport Master Plan and shape the                                                                        thousands of lives in Ontario each
                                                              longer-term commitment. As such,                                                        quick connections to everywhere
recommendations detailed within this                                                                     year. We will continue to ensure
document. These guiding principles
                                                              PortsToronto will continue to make
                                                                                                         our infrastructure supports this
                                                                                                                                                      employees need to go. Porter’s service                                                              Noise
                                                              strategic investments and planning                                                      to Thunder Bay is one of the airport’s     INNOVATION
are as follows:                                                                                          mission-critical service.
                                                              premised on a vision that goes well                                                     busiest routes as a link to Northern
                                                              beyond 2033.                               Billy Bishop Airport will continue to        Ontario’s hub, which connects First        Billy Bishop Airport will welcome
BRAND AND VALUE PROPOSITION                                                                                                                                                                      opportunities to invest, support
                                                                                                         foster positive relationships with the       Nations and Indigenous communities.
Billy Bishop Airport will continue to                                                                    general aviation community and will                                                     and plan for the development and                          Environment
                                                                                                                                                      Billy Bishop Airport is also proud to      introduction of electric and hybrid
be an award-winning, world-class                              NOISE                                      work with this important group to
                                                                                                                                                      participate in the Southern Ontario        aircraft and technology, most
airport. Billy Bishop Airport is                                                                         implement processes and
                                                              Billy Bishop Airport will explore                                                       Airport Network. SOAN, as it is called,    immediately with General Aviation
located less than three kilometres                                                                       infrastructure that mitigates the
from downtown Toronto which                                   all options to address concerns                                                         is an important initiative to ensure       aircraft and commercial aircraft in the                    Business Operations
                                                                                                         noise impact associated with
                                                              raised during consultation with the                                                     airports can meet the significant          more distant future. Billy Bishop Airport
benefits our passengers in terms                                                                         general aviation aircraft and flight
                                                              surrounding community with regard                                                       growth within the region for air travel    will continue to innovate to achieve
of convenience, ease of access,                                                                          activity, while ensuring the continued
                                                              to ground-based noise from its                                                          by collaborating and specializing.         its goals by continuing to update its
and efficiency. It also serves an                                                                        commercial viability of this type
                                                              operations. This includes investment                                                    Billy Bishop Airport is already            fleet to hybrid/electric vehicles and                      Economic Contribution
environmental imperative by taking                                                                       of aviation.
                                                              in infrastructure. Billy Bishop                                                         doing this by focusing on regional,        encourage ground transportation
cars off the road given passengers
                                                              Airport will continue to explore                                                        short-haul air transport that enables      operators to transition towards the
can walk, bike, shuttle or take transit
                                                              opportunities to ensure operations,                                                     Toronto Pearson International Airport      use of electric vehicles. This means
to/from the airport—a dynamic that is                                                                    ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION                                                                                                                              Community and
                                                              specifically around noise-sensitive                                                     to grow into a mega hub on the scale       innovation as it pertains to all areas of
truly unique in air travel.
                                                              times in the late evenings and             Billy Bishop Airport will strive to          of some of the largest international       our business including environmental                       Consultation
                                                              weekends, are balanced with the            sustain and expand its economic              airports in the world. By becoming a       protection, passenger efficiency and
                                                              surrounding community.                     contribution. As an economic driver          mega hub, Toronto-Pearson further          operational impact mitigation.
FUTURE GROWTH AND COMMUNITY                                                                                                                           increases connectivity to global
BALANCE                                                                                                  for the City of Toronto and surrounding                                                                                                            Innovation
                                                                                                         region, Billy Bishop Airport is an            markets and centres of commerce
With the innumerable benefits of a                            ENVIRONMENT                                important asset to the local economy         and supports Toronto as one of the         REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
downtown airport comes a heightened                                                                      and a creator of high-paying jobs.           premier global cities.
responsibility to conduct operations                          Billy Bishop Airport will strive to be                                                                                             Billy Bishop Airport will ensure
                                                                                                         In 2017, Billy Bishop Airport
in a manner that mitigates noise,                             as clean and green as is possible by
                                                                                                         contributed $470 million in Gross                                                       compliance with regulatory                                 Regulatory Compliance
limits air quality impacts, reduces                           using technology, process and                                                           COMMUNITY AND CONSULTATION                 requirements. Transport Canada
                                                                                                         Domestic Product (GDP) and
congestion and remains mindful of                             infrastructure enhancements to                                                                                                     is likely to mandate Runway End
                                                                                                         generated 4,740 jobs and $280 million
                                                              enable balance between airport                                                          Billy Bishop Airport will continue         Safety Areas (RESA) be implemented at
the surrounding community. Future                                                                        in wages. This includes 2,080 direct
                                                              operations, the needs of the travelling                                                 to make meaningful investments in          specific Canadian airports, which will
growth for Billy Bishop Airport will be                                                                  jobs at the airport.
                                                              public, and the vibrant community at                                                    the community that enhance the             include Billy Bishop Airport. The Master
done in balance. This balance will be
                                                              our doorstep. For Billy Bishop Airport,    Billy Bishop Airport is Toronto’s city       surrounding neighbourhood and will         Plan will elaborate on compliance
established by weighing community
                                                              being clean and green contemplates         airport and we welcome a deeper              continue to ensure that the airport        with this mandate and provide studied
interests and passenger needs, with
                                                              all areas of impact including environ-     partnership with the elected officials       grows in balance with the surrounding      options for the effective implementation
airline business goals, suitability of
                                                              ment, noise, air quality, water quality    and staff of the City of Toronto to          community.                                 of RESA, which could necessitate the
existing infrastructure, investment
in future infrastructure, stakeholder                         and community engagement.                  ensure the airport continues to be a                                                    extension of the existing landmass.
                                                                                                                                                      Billy Bishop Airport will also continue
needs, environmental targets, and                                                                        valuable asset, key economic driver
                                                                                                                                                      to build on its strong reputation of
noise forecasts. To ensure the                                                                           and facilitator of global connectivity for
                                                                                                                                                      consulting the community on matters
airport operates effectively, the focus                                                                  business travel and tourism alike.
                                                                                                                                                      of shared interest. This consultation to
on ensuring continued success looks                                                                                                                   date has resulted in 32 CLC meetings,
beyond the current expiry of the                                                                                                                      more than 90 meetings specific to this
                                                                                                                                                      Master Plan.
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                                                                                                                1.5.2                                                            1.5.3
        1.5                                                                                                     The Billy Bishop 2018 Airport                                    Planned Upgrades Recommended
                                                                                                                Master Plan                                                      in the 2012 Airport Master Plan
        Planning Objectives
                                                                                                                This Airport Master Plan is an update to the 2012               The 2012 Airport Master Plan for Billy Bishop Airport
         1.5.1                                                                                                  Billy Bishop Airport Master Plan, and adheres to the            carried with it a number of recommendations, many of
                                                                                                                principles, limitations and requirements of the Tripartite      which have been implemented by PortsToronto.
         The Purpose of an Airport Master Plan                                                                  Agreement.                                                      Recommendations that have been implemented
                                                                                                                Objectives of the Airport Master Plan include:
                                                                                                                                                                                • The decommissioning of Runway 15-33 and its
         The purpose of an airport Master Plan is to establish a rational                                       •   Enhance safety and security by ensuring a safe                  conversion into a taxiway;
         development concept for an airport that protects and preserves                                             and secure environment for passengers, operators,
                                                                                                                                                                                •   The rehabilitation of Runway 08-26;
         the long-term operational and business objectives, while                                                   employees and the public;
         accommodating short to medium-term improvements. As a                                                                                                                  •   The expansion of the apron to the south;
                                                                                                                •   Provide a comprehensive airport Development Plan
         management tool, an airport Master Plan assists operators in                                               that addresses the needs of airport stakeholders in         •   The rehabilitation of Runway 06-24 including the
         making informed decisions about the requirement for, timing,                                               a rational and cost-effective manner;                           provision of new edge lighting;
         and costs associated with future improvements. Airport Master                                                                                                          •   Provision of a Ground Run-up Enclosure (GRE);
         Plans typically identify the projected needs of an airport over a        PortsToronto proposes to      •   Improve the efficiency of the airport through
                                                                                                                    infrastructure and operational improvements;                •   Enhancements to the taxiway system to better
         specified planning horizon and are typically updated every five        prepare airport Master Plans                                                                        accommodate Q-400 aircraft operations; and,
         to ten years. An airport Master Plan is also a key source                                              •   Interface with the community in a manner that
         of information that provides the community, government
                                                                                every ten years with updates        lessens the impacts associated with the airport’s           •   Improvements to landside access and curbs.
         agencies, operators, and other airport stakeholders with a                   every five years.             operation;
         clear understanding of the intent and direction of the airport.                                        •   Reinforce the airport’s economic contribution;              As part of the planning process post 2012 Master Plan,
                                                                                                                •   Enhance opportunities to improve environmental              PortsToronto identified additional enhancements that
         An airport Master Plan is not a regulatory document, but rather                                                                                                        could be made airside, which complemented the
                                                                                                                    performance and sustainability; and,
         a flexible blueprint that responds to changes in socio-economic                                                                                                        recommendations in the master plan. Some of these
         conditions, industry trends and regulatory requirements. The                                           •   Encourage innovation.                                       enhancements included items that would promote
         typical planning horizon for an airport Master Plan is 20 years.                                                                                                       more environmentally sustainable operations, plan for
                                                                                                                                                                                future infrastructure needs and provide efficiencies in
         Unlike the 26 National Airport System (NAS) airports in                                                                                                                airside operations. It was decided that a program
         Canada, such as Toronto-Pearson, Ottawa, and Winnipeg,                                                                                                                 to rehabilitate the aging airfield infrastructure at
         PortsToronto is not obligated by Transport Canada to                                                                                                                   the airport was required and was consequently
         prepare an airport Master Plan for Billy Bishop Airport.                                                                                                               implemented during the recently completed Airfield
         However, following a sound industry practice, PortsToronto                                                                                                             Rehabilitation Program.
         proposes to prepare airport Master Plans every ten years with
         updates every five years.

         As the airport Master Plan is an overall guiding document
         and vision for the airport, PortsToronto is not bound to
         implement any of the recommendations contained within                  An airport Master Plan is not
         the document. Rather, the implementation and phasing of
         recommendations will be reviewed with respect to a number               a regulatory document but
         of criteria including necessity, financial capability, cost/benefit,      rather a blueprint that
         and associated environmental and community impacts.
         Implementing specific recommendations may trigger a
                                                                                  responds to changes and
         requirement for additional stakeholder and community                          opportunities

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