PILTs and the Island Airport

By Wednesday, December 27, 2017 0 Permalink 27

This is the text of a letter sent to Toronto Mayor John Tory by CommunityAIR. Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto Dear Mayor Tory Re: PILTs and the Island Airport We read with interest the report this week of the City of Mississauga’s efforts to obtain redress for a number of outstanding grievances with the Greater Toronto Airport Authority, which operates ...

Rail Deck Park: Vastly Cheaper Alternative ‑ Island Airport Lands ‑ Available in 2033

By Thursday, November 23, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 31

  (Editor's Note: This is a press release from CommunityAIR) For Immediate Release Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Contact:  Brian Iler, Chair 416‑598‑0544 (work direct) We were struck by the preliminary cost estimate in yesterday’s report to the City of Toronto’s Executive Committee for the proposed Rail Deck Park project (8.3 hectares; 20 acres) is $1.665 billion (2017 constant dollars) or ...

Max Moore: Airport Subsidies or Toronto Parks

By Wednesday, November 22, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 32

For:  Toronto Star, Letter to the Editor Re:    Airport Subsidies or Toronto Parks  On one hand, Councillor Cressy is asking for $1.6 Billion dollars, to create a 20 acre Raildeck Park in downtown Toronto. With the other hand, the city is currently subsidizing Toronto Island Airport by renting 40 acres of prime island parkland to the Port Authority ...

Let’s NOT Make a Deal

By Thursday, October 29, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

As Porter Airlines’ president and CEO has made clear, it is Porter that is asking the City of Toronto to amend the Tripartite Agreement to allow Porter to fly Bombardier CS100 jets from Billy Bishop Toronto Centre Airport (BBTCA). As PortsToronto has made clear, it will make its decision when the city has reached its decision. So, ...

Process of Convenience

By Thursday, October 22, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

On Tuesday, October 21 this blog predicted a political storm on the waterfront.  MP Adam Vaughn had made quite clear the federal government-elect would not support Billy Bishop Toronto Centre Airport (BBTCA).  On the other hand, Mayor Tory was putting people who favoured expansion in place in important waterfront positions.   Sure enough, before the day was ...

Porter Dictating City Policy?

By Thursday, October 22, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

The October 21 Star article, Porter push for island airport jets is dead, says Adam Vaughan, reported on the newly-elected Liberal government’s position on airport expansion and jets on Toronto’s waterfront. Two of the three parties that the federal government’s position directly affects - the City, PortsToronto, Porter Airlines – have spoken. PortsToronto is taking a ...