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TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Toronto Port Authority is undertaking an environmental assessment of Porter Airline's proposal to introduce new-technology jet aircraft and extend the main runway at the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
A public meeting will take place to: provide information and discussion on the purpose of the environmental assessment; review the areas to be studied and the process by which this study will be completed; offer an overview of how the public can participate throughout the process; and provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions and submit comment.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
6:30 – 9:30pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Room 107
255 Front Street West
The environmental assessment is one of three Toronto Port Authority-led studies that are being undertaken at the request of Toronto City Council to provide information relating to the Porter proposal. The environmental assessment will be delivered in two steps, with the first step focusing on developing the scope, and the second step focusing on implementation of the scope. Consultation with the public and stakeholders will be an important part of both steps.
The Toronto Port Authority, its technical consultants, and the independent facilitation team will document all public and stakeholder feedback throughout the process and this documentation will be made available to the public.
For more information on the BBTCA Runway Environmental Assessment, including the initial Public Meeting and other engagement activities, visit BBTCArunwayEA.org
The Toronto Port Authority and Swerhun Facilitation, the independent facilitation team, can also be contacted directly for more information.
TORONTO PORT AUTHORITY (www.torontoport.com)
For more than 100 years the Toronto Port Authority has worked with its partners at the federal, provincial and municipal levels to enhance the economic growth of the City of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. The Toronto Port Authority owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which welcomes more than two million passengers each year; the Outer Harbour Marina, one of Canada's largest freshwater marinas; and, Terminals 51 and 52, which provide transportation, distribution, storage and container services to businesses at the Port of Toronto. The Toronto Port Authority is committed to fostering strong, healthy and sustainable communities and has invested more than $5.6 million since 2009 in charitable initiatives and environmental programs that benefit communities along Toronto's waterfront and beyond. TPA operates in accordance with the Canada Marine Act and is guided by a nine-member board with representation from all three levels of government.
SOURCE: Toronto Port Authority
For further information: Media Contact: Erin Mikaluk, Senior Manager, Communications & Media Relations, Toronto Port Authority, Tel: (416) 863-2065 or Cell: (647) 298-0544, E-mail: [email protected]