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 ...

PortsToronto Board Members (1)

By Wednesday, October 14, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

PortsToronto board of Directors line-up has undergone several changes since April 2015.  However, plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Anyone who thought the Conservatives with their newest selection to the board would honour their Letters Patent that allow for port users shouldn’t be surprised.  No current director nor the newest one fits into any ...

Bombardier’s C Series Aircraft

The C Series Mystery Toronto Appearance On August 20, Bombardier quietly announced, … “one of the C Series aircraft’s demonstration stops in September will be at its Bombardier Toronto site where many employees will see the aircraft fly for the first time.”  The Bombardier Downsview plant assembles the turboprop Q400 that Porter Airlines flies. Why would Bombardier ...

BBTCA and Environmental Assessment Feedback – Immense Existing Subsidies from City and Federal Government

This is the ninth in a series of comments CommunityAIR submitted on Wednesday, May 20, on the Proposed Environmental Assessment (EA) Study Design/Scope in what has been described by people with experience in such matters as a sham EA. The PortsToronto consultant, AECOM, proposes to consider public comments in deciding the final study components that AECOM ...