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September 9, 2013
Date change of Town Hall meeting on the use of jets at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
A Town Hall meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, September 12 regarding a request to permit jet airplanes at the Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport (BBTCA) has been changed to:

Thursday, September 19
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes' Blvd., salon 105
6 to 7 p.m. (drop-in)
7 to 9 p.m. (presentations and discussion)

The focus of the public consultation process is to assess how changes to the airport would impact Toronto, including the ongoing revitalization of the waterfront and nearby communities on the water’s edge. Specific issues being considered in the consultation sessions include:

- Aviation - noise, safety and infrastructure
- Economic impacts
- Land use and community impacts
- Marine navigation, coastal and habitat assessments
- Public health impacts
- Transportation impacts.

At a previously held workshop, Toronto residents asked for more time to review the consultants' technical reports and various related materials. In response to that request, the City is moving the date of the Town Hall meeting. The City has also invited Porter Airlines and the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) to attend the September 19 Town Hall meeting. An update report for Executive Committee later this month will also be available at the Town Hall meeting.

This evening, a second workshop will take place, as originally planned:

Monday, September 9
Metro Hall, 55 John St., rooms 308/309
6 to 7 p.m. (drop-in)
7 to 9 p.m. (workshop)

All Toronto residents are encouraged to participate in the public consultation and provide the City with feedback about this important issue. Participate online at to obtain more information and complete an online survey. Attend a workshop/Town Hall to talk with City staff and technical consultants and share ideas.

More information about the public consultation process is available at

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Deborah Blackstone, Senior Communications Advisor
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