Tunnel Update and Photo Opportunity
TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Please join Mark McQueen, Chairman, Toronto Port Authority, Geoffrey Wilson, President and CEO, Toronto Port Authority, Councillor Michael Thompson, Chair of the City of Toronto's Economic Development and Culture Committee and Carol Wilding, President and CEO, Toronto Board of Trade, at a press conference presenting the results of an economic study that demonstrates how the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport has grown to become an essential facilitator in the growth of trade and tourism for Toronto. Billy Bishop will serve more than two million passengers in 2012.
The study's results clearly demonstrate that the airport plays a significant role in providing critical regional and continental transportation linkages to support and grow Toronto's economy.
The press conference will also feature the arrival of two 90 tonne Canadian-made tunnel boring machines that have been designed specifically for the tunnel project. When it is completed the walkway will be the only known pedestrian tunnel in the world that connects to an airport and sits beneath a body of water.
The TPA will highlight the tunnel's progress and provide an opportunity to showcase how its unique qualities will transform the passenger experience.
|When:||Friday, November 9, 2012|
|Time:||10:00 to 11:00 a.m.|
|| Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
Media traveling by foot on the ferry will be directed to the event by volunteers and signs upon arriving on the island.
Media traveling by car may park on the island in the west parking lot. Press are requested to advise if parking is needed in the RSVP.
Image with caption: "Direction map for November 9 Press Conference at Billy Bishop Toronto CIty Airport (CNW Group/Toronto Port Authority)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121106_C5409_PHOTO_EN_20232.jpg
SOURCE: Toronto Port Authority
For further information:
Pamela McDonald, Director, Communications and Public Affairs (416) 863-2028/(647) 405-8185 (mobile) [email protected]