Ports Toronto – Billy Bishop Airport Runway Expansion – Ontario - Project Profile
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Ports Toronto is expanding the runway at Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The project involves the expansion of runway by 200m on each end of the airport. It includes the construction of runways, a controlling tower and related facilities, the installation of safety equipment and safety systems.
The project is under public scrutiny as the expansion would include noise pollution, environmental degradation and traffic congestion issues.
WSP Group has been appointed as study consultant for the project.
In July 2015, Porter Airlines and Waterfront Toronto has selected Arcadis Canada as study consultant.
The study will be conducted in two phase. The study scope, evaluate, study methodology, provincial EA processes and best / global environmental assessment practices; sound public and stakeholder engagement processes will be undertaken in the first phase. Second phases will conduct peer review of the Effects Assessment, examining the Final Draft Environmental Assessment Study Report.
As of November 2015, the transport ministry is opposing the plans; however, the study activities are underway until the final decision on the project is made.
TriStar Electric has been appointed as Electrical subcontractor, Stantec Consulting Ltd. as Consulting Engineer, Blast Deflectors Inc. as a Design consultant for Ground Run-Up Enclosure facility, McKeil Marine as Equipment supply subcontractor, J&R Surveys as Surveyor, Belmont Concrete Finishing as Civil subcontractor, and MP Seasonal Services as Pavement subcontractor.
In May 2016, Pave-Al Limited has been appointed as a construction contractor.
In January 2017, The project proposal was put on hold due to local opposition. However, it was resumed in the second quarter of 2017.
As of August 2017, the negotiations are ongoing between the Ports Toronto and the Transport Canada a department within the government of Canada (GoC) to change the length of the runway to 300m for safety recommendations.
The project involves the expansion of runway by 200m on each end of the airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.