PortsToronto, Transport Canada and Consultants

By Sunday, January 25, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

On April 1, 2014 city council required PortsToronto (PosTO) to conduct a rigorous environmental assessment (EA) on its airport expansion plans.  PosTO’s EA may not be as rigorous as council requires. The Role of the Noise Exposure Forecast The Tripartite Agreement that governs Billy Bishop Toronto Centre Airport (BBTCA) operations includes matters relating to noise. For the ...

PortsToronto’s EA Invite – Come One Come All

By Friday, January 23, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

PortsToronto (PosTO) has two events planned around its environmental assessment (EA). They will likely reveal PosTO’s strategy in using the EA to get the city’s approval for airport expansion. PosTO’s EA Events The first is an open house drop-in on Saturday, January 24 from 9:30 am to 4 pm. The second is on Monday, January 26 from ...

PortsToronto (PosTO) and The Iron Curtain

By Thursday, January 22, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 2

PortsToronto’s (PosTO) environmental assessment (EA) got off to an interesting start on Dec. 9 when PosTO unveiled its Iron Curtain aka noise barriers.   The Iron Curtain When an organization proposes a wall long enough and high enough to block the view from a substantial part of the western harbour and beyond, from Lower Spadina to Ontario Place, ...

Bombardier Aerospace, Cost Cutting and the CSeries Problem

By Monday, January 19, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

On January 15, 2015 Bombardier Aerospace announced it was suspending its LearJet manufacturing program in a cost cutting move. It needs the cash to salvage its CSeries gamble.   The Cost Cutting Effect The announcement’s impact played out in Mexico and Kansas, on the company’s financial sheets and on its share value. Manufacturing work suspension will mean about ...