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Toronto Island Airport – Pros and Cons of Expansion

March 24, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


What are the pros and cons of expanding the Island Airport?

Toronto is engaged in a passionate debate over its support of an expanded Toronto Island Airport. Citizens of our fair city are posting lawn signs in support, or against the proposed changes.

Porter has plans to increase the airport runway length and operate Canadian jets that are comparable in noise to their current turbo props. This would continue the economic growth in the downtown core and would make Toronto a more attractive hub for travelers by reducing the time it takes to fly in and out of the city’s core. Opponents would like to maintain the current state of the airport citing environmental reasons and unwanted impacts to Toronto’s waterfront should the expansion occur.

On March 24, Paul Bedford, Toronto’s former Chief Planner, Member of the Board of Directors of Metrolinx, and currently a member of f the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel will take us through some of the pros and cons of an expanded airport. Join us on Monday, March 24 at the Duke of York (39 Prince Arthur Ave), ask your questions and share your thoughts about an Expanded Island Airport. If you just want to sit, listen, and have a drink, that’s fine too.

As always, the event is free. Please RSVP using our Eventbrite page. Doors open 7:00, discussion starts at 7:30. Please note, this event will be filmed.


March 24, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Duke of York
39 Prince Arthur Ave
Toronto, ON Canada
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