Toronto, November 17, 2015 – Today, the City of Toronto, together with philanthropists Judy and Wil Matthews and Waterfront Toronto announced a $25 million partnership that will create a new public landscape beneath a section of the Gardiner Expressway.
Today, Waterfront Toronto is releasing the first phase of the independent peer review of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Runway Extension and Introduction of Jet Aircraft at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (EA).
Today, the federal, provincial and city governments, together with Waterfront Toronto, announced $5 million in funding to complete due diligence work that will provide greater certainty on the costs and risks associated with the proposal to naturalize the mouth of the Don River, provide flood protection to the area and unlock significant economic development potential – including the First Gulf/Unilever site.
Following an open procurement process, Waterfront Toronto has selected Arcadis Canada as the successful consultant team to conduct a peer review of the PortsToronto Environmental Assessment (EA) on the proposed runway extension and introduction of jet aircraft at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA), as proposed by Porter Airlines. Waterfront Toronto will oversee the peer review, which is being supported and funded by PortsToronto.
The transition back to two-way vehicular traffic operations on Queens Quay will commence on Monday June 1, 2015. From that day until June 10, eight Queens Quay intersections with the new traffic controllers and associated signal lights will be commissioned.