Toronto's City Airport Tunnel Finally Sees the Light
Any frequent traveler from Newark Airport has seen the cute little prop planes of Porter Airlines on their frequent and friendly routes to Toronto’s more convenient airport—the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. It looks like flights to and from the airport might be even more fun in the near future, as the city is hard at work constructing a tunnel to whisk passengers from the airport to the city center.
Our bad for not mentioning this earlier, but we just found out about the plans for the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport pedestrian tunnel. The plan is to connect the airport on the Toronto Islands with the mainland, and the project just hit a pretty big milestone. Last week, workers finished off the hardest part of the construction, as they finally broke through—and saw the light—from one end of the tunnel to the other.
There’s still plenty of work to be done, but things remain on schedule to be completed in 2014. When all the dust clears there will be room for passengers to make their way back and forth between the city and the airport—skipping the ferry—with elevators at each end to the surface.
We’re sure the folks over at Porter Airlines and rival Air Canada are pretty eager to see this new transportation option open up to the public, as well as the handful of other carriers doing their best to get their own spots over at the city airport.
[An Earlier Construction Photo: Toronto Port Authority]