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Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Reaches Key Milestone Toward Delivery of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Preclearance
29/05/2024
Pomerleau and Alstef Canada selected to help usher in next era of connectivity and convenience from the heart of downtown Toronto
Updated Research Highlights Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport’s Growing Economic Potential to Region
27/05/2024
Introduction of United States Customs and Border Protection Preclearance in 2025 to result in billions of added economic activity in the future
View of Toronto skyline with Billy BIshop Airport in background
New public opinion survey highlights overwhelming support for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
23/05/2024
Torontonians voice their positive opinions about the airport and its convenience; express strong support for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport as a vital connector serving Canada’s largest city.
Explore Behind-the-Scenes at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport during Doors Open Toronto
21/05/2024
Saturday, May 25, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport will open its doors, offering a unique opportunity to explore behind-the-scenes of operations at YTZ
New Permanent Exhibit at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Commemorates Centennial of Royal Canadian Air Force and Airport’s Connection to Aviation History in Canada
24/04/2024
Exhibit featuring original, First World War-era Curtiss Canuck biplane propeller commemorated in April 2024 to celebrate Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport 85th anniversary and RCAF centennial.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Commemorates International Women’s Day by Honouring Women in Aviation
08/03/2024
New wall of fame on the departures level of the passenger terminal to pay tribute to trailblazing women in the world of aviation.
quilt unveiling event
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Unveils The Fabric of Our Being Textile Installation
22/02/2024
Produced in partnership with arts educator Nadine Williams and TDSB Waterfront School students, “The Fabric of Our Being” commemorates Black History Month and the International Decade for People of African Descent.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Celebrates 85th Anniversary in 2024
05/02/2024
Activations, events and giveaways to celebrate the 85th anniversary of Toronto’s beloved downtown airport kick off today and will run throughout the year.
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Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Launches New Website
22/01/2024
The redesigned BillyBishopAirport.com reflects the exceptional passenger experience people have come to know and love at YTZ, in digital form.
A donation cheque is presented at Daily Bread Food Bank
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Donation Drive for Daily Bread Food Bank raises $26,405.10 for Torontonians in Need this Holiday Season
14/12/2023
Passengers, employees, community members and airport partners come together to help thousands of families and individuals accessing Daily Bread’s services.
Speakers gather in front of Angel Tree following press conference.
Concord Adex Survivors Fund Celebrates Ontario Legislature’s Action to Protect Victims of Human Trafficking
08/12/2023
With Bill 41, Ontario passes landmark legislation with all-party support to protect victims of human trafficking from coerced debt.
Haul for Hope Plane Pull at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport raises more than $60,000 for Hope Air
13/11/2023
The final count is in! The first ever Haul for Hope plane pull at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport raised $61,125 in support of Hope Air’s mission of providing families in need, from coast to coast, with the travel and accommodations needed to access medical care far from home.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Recognized with 2023 Airports Going Green Award
09/11/2023
Project set to “green” every form of airport access under Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport’s purview and reduce noise in the process
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Kicks Off the Season of Giving to Assist Community Members in Need
01/11/2023
Month-long donation drive for Daily Bread Food Bank aims to bring airport passengers, employers and workers together to combat food scarcity ahead of the holidays.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Destination Toronto Launch Innovative Digital Guide to Toronto
30/10/2023
New digital guide highlights all that awaits visitors just steps from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Launches Advertising Campaign Featuring its own Passengers, Staff and Partners
18/09/2023
Multiplatform campaign features authentic stories of real passengers, employees and partners of Toronto’s downtown airport.
Artist rendering of the Preclearance facility.
US CBP Preclearance Coming to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
30/06/2023
Enhanced Passenger Experience and Access to New US Markets Among the Benefits of New Facility.
Families walk near airport maintenance vehicles on display as part of Doors Open at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
Explore Behind-the-Scenes at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport during Doors Open Toronto
15/05/2023
Saturday, May 27, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport will open its doors, offering a unique opportunity to explore behind-the-scenes of operations at YTZ.
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Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Sustainability Report Measures Achievements to Cleaner, Greener, Quieter Operations
12/04/2023
Sixth-annual Sustainability Report spotlights achievements in 2022, including 18 per cent reduction in Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions.
Aerial view of Toronto with Skytrax logo.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Named One of World’s Best by Skytrax World Airport Awards
16/03/2023
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) has once again been ranked among the world’s best by the Skytrax World Airport Awards, a global benchmark of airport excellence voted on by nearly 14 million passengers worldwide.
Passenger walks with suitcase to airport entrance.
Public Opinion Survey Reveals Majority of Torontonians Agree Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is an Important Asset to the City
15/02/2023
According to a survey released by PortsToronto, 85 per cent of Toronto residents “agree” that “Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is a valuable asset for the entire city”. The majority of Toronto residents agree that Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is a good use of land, and that the airport plays a central role in business/the economy, health care, and job creation for the city.
Graphic with text: Know the signs of human trafficking.
PortsToronto Allies with #NotInMyCity and Toronto Police Service to Deliver Human Trafficking Awareness Learning to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Staff and Partners
26/01/2023
Working together to help disrupt human trafficking in our region.
Aerial image of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport with skyline in background.
New Report by Richard Florida Confirms Benefits of Downtown Airports
24/01/2023
Study focuses on Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and its impact in shaping Toronto’s recovery and opportunity.
Night photo of the ferry with downtown Toronto in the background
PortsToronto Renews Commitment to Green Electricity by Renewing Agreement with Bullfrog Power for all Operations including Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
09/08/2022
Since 2010, PortsToronto has reduced its environmental footprint by choosing 100% green energy to power all of its operations with clean, renewable electricity – the only port authority and airport in Canada to do so.
Representatives pose in front of the sculpture.
Sculpture Recognizing the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Unveiled at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
04/05/2022
16-foot granite sculpture entitled, Maanjidowin: The Gathering, commissioned by PortsToronto, and created by renowned Indigenous artist David M. General, installed along West Gap dock wall.
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Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Releases Fifth Annual Sustainability Report
29/03/2022
Conversion of the Marilyn Bell I ferry to electric power in 2021 – a first-in-Canada project – eliminates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport’s most significant source of direct, or Scope 1, emissions.
Ribbon cutting ceremony
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Marilyn Bell I is now Canada’s First Truly Zero Emission, Lithium-Ion Electric Ferry
15/12/2021
Retrofitted vessel becomes first electric ferry in Canada to be powered by a zero-emission, lithium-ion power and propulsion system containing no diesel fuel components.
Plane on airfield at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
Air Canada to Commence Service Between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Ottawa International Airport October 31
07/10/2021
PortsToronto, owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, is pleased to confirm that Air Canada will commence commercial service to/from Ottawa International Airport beginning October 31, 2021. The service will commence with eight flights per day – four departures and four arrivals – and will be accommodated within the airport’s current 202-slot structure. This new service complements Air Canada’s existing service to/from Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL).