The 2018 Airport Master Plan process will begin in early 2018 with a robust consultation process that will include airport and community stakeholders, residents groups, government agencies including First Nations, and the general public.
An Airport Master Plan is a comprehensive study providing a long-range vision for the airport, which in turn assists airport management and other stakeholders in making informed decisions regarding future development. The primary purpose of an Airport Master Plan is to establish an orderly development concept for the airport that protects options for the airport’s operation and development over an extended period of time, while at the same time allowing the airport to avail itself of new opportunities to serve the needs of the community and operators.
Elements of a traditional airport master planning process include the following steps:
An Airport Master Plan is not a regulatory document, but rather a planning tool intended to deliver a long-term strategy for the airport that provides a framework for future planning and development. The typical planning horizon for an Airport Master Plan is 20 years.
The 2018 Airport Master Plan for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport will assist PortsToronto in making short and medium-term decisions that are consistent with longer-term development, and are in keeping with its corporate values with respect to business development, customer service, and social and environmental responsibility. In addition, the Master Plan will inform airport stakeholders, the community and external interests of the potential direction of airport development, so that each may take appropriate initiatives, which in turn supports their interests and reinforces the objectives of PortsToronto.
The 2018 Airport Master Plan process will begin in 2018 with a robust consultation process that will include airport and community stakeholders, residents groups, government agencies including First Nations, and the general public. Engagement with each of these groups will continue at key milestones throughout the planning process. The first of three public meetings is being planned for early 2018 shortly after the project is initiated. PortsToronto will provide announcements and project updates throughout the planning process on social media and on this project website.
The final Airport Master Plan document is anticipated to be completed in early 2019.
Billy Bishop Airport will update its Master Plan every 5 years to ensure the airport not only follows the requirements of the Tripartite Agreement, but also delivers on PortsToronto’s commitment to protect the environment within which we operate and work with the local community.
Our 2012 Airport Master Plan made recommendations on upgrades to airside and landside operations, provided a review of airport support and commercial development and recommendations on aviation activity management in advance of Billy Bishop Airport reaching its theoretical movement capacity. The 2018 Master Plan will update this information and provide a long-term vision for the built environment which guides the appropriate use of lands and assists airport management in making informed decisions regarding future development. The Master Planning process will be conducted with transparency and public engagement with the community, airport stakeholders, government partners and agencies, and First Nations communities.