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 ...

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 ...

BBTCA Tunnel – Every Picture Tells a Story

On July 30, PortsToronto opened the BBTCA Tunnel to time-sensitive business travellers and other customers. By all accounts it was a media hit. As of this writing, no media reported any streeters aka interviews with time-sensitive business travellers. So while we wait for user reviews, there are tea leaves to read that raise questions. A Picture’s ...

CommunityAIR Press Release on Tunnel

CommunityAIR issued the following press release July 30. $82.5M for Four Minutes of “Smoothing”? Questions Seeking Answers as Island Airport Tunnel Opens For Immediate Release Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Contact: Brian Iler, Chair 416-835-4384 (cell) 416-598-0544 (work direct) CommunityAIR has some questions about the $82.5 million Island Airport tunnel, finally opening tomorrow: 1. “Smoothing”? The tunnel’s sole rationale is to smooth the flow ...

BBTCA Star Power

By Wednesday, July 29, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

On July 28, PortsToronto announced its all-star line-up of tunnel openers. This blog named three possible ribbon cutters and as it turns out two of the three are show ready. Ever aware of the charge of conflict of interest against him because his son will benefit monetarily if the airport is expanded to allow jets, Mayor ...