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June 24 Overnight: Security Response Training Exercise at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport


Toronto (June 20, 2023) – On June 24, 2023, between 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., PortsToronto will conduct an overnight security response training exercise at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

The routine security exercise tests airport protocols, procedures, communications and planning for security related incidents and is mandated by Transport Canada. This simulated scenario aids in ensuring that the airport maintains a high level of security response preparedness and will involve multiple agencies including Toronto Police Services, Toronto Fire, (and related Marine Units), Toronto Paramedic Services, as well as staff and officials from the various agencies, airport stakeholders and airlines that operate out of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

Throughout the evening of June 24, those visiting, viewing or passing by the airport may witness the scenario that has been developed to test emergency preparedness and may see:

  • 10-20 emergency personal including the Toronto Police Marine Unit and Toronto Fire boats, and fire trucks, as well emergency vehicles in and around the airport with the potential for flashing lights.
  • Volunteer actors serving in various roles, including as passengers who may appear to be in distress and are being removed, assessed and/or transported by emergency personnel.

Please be advised that this is an exercise only. There will be no impact on regular operations.

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