The Billy Bishop Airport Tunnel Project
Ports Toronto owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport located at the foot of Bathurst Street.
The tunnel is a game-changer for our operations and customer service, as it will provide passengers with convenient, predictable and reliable access to Billy Bishop Airport, and enable passengers to travel, on their own schedule, from the mainland to the airport in approximately six minutes. Approximately 1,100 people per hour can travel through the tunnel.
Officially opened on July 30 21015, the pedestrian tunnel was constructed and financed using a P3 model that ensured that no taxpayer dollars were used to fund the project. The project was delivered on budget and within the 24-36 month timeframe announced for this project in 2012.
In addition to facilitating pedestrian movement to and from the airport, the tunnel carries City of Toronto water and sewage mains.