April 3, 2014
I believe in a Toronto waterfront that is planned carefully, balances uses, and provides Torontonians with a first-class waterfront, and I hope you do too.
Last year, Porter Air approached the City to re-open the Tripartite Agreement, but this process has made it clear that there is a lot of work that needs to be done to properly manage any new growth at the island airport, whether jets or no jets. From 2006 to 2012, the number of passengers flying out of Billy Bishop increased from 26,000 per year to 2.3 million per year. Under the current agreement, there is no framework to manage this growth, and the impact on local infrastructure or residents.