Development Review & Approval Process: Planned Ground Run-Up Enclosure (GRE) At Billy Bishop Toronto

At the request of the City of Toronto, PortsToronto is proposing to construct a Ground Run-Up Enclosure (GRE) at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. A GRE is an open-air, acoustically engineered structure used to dampen the noise produced by engine maintenance run-up inspections.

The City of Toronto is undertaking a technical review of the GRE, and invites you to learn more about the proposed design, construction and operation of this noise management facility by reviewing the materials below, and/or attending a community consultation meeting where you can ask questions and share your comments.

Written Correspondence:


Technical Materials:

Community Consultations: 

Consultation Event #1:
Drop-in Site Meeting: June 23, 2016, 6:30pm-7:30pm, BBTCA Terminal Building

Interested parties may participate in a June 23, 2016 drop-in site meeting (6:30pm-7:30pm in the BBTCA Terminal Building) to get a closer look at the proposed GRE location, and to speak with PortsToronto representatives. Please contact Angela Homewood ( of PortsToronto for further site meeting details.

Consultation Event #2:
Community Consultation Meeting: June 28, 2016, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre

This public meeting will begin with a panel display and opportunity to speak with City of Toronto and PortsToronto staff. There will be a formal presentation at 7:30pm with remarks from both City of Toronto and PortsToronto staff, followed by a question and answer period.

To speak with City staff directly, contact Bryan Bowen at 416-338-4842 or  You may also mail your comments to Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 12th Floor East Tower, Toronto, ON, M5H 2N2.

You may also contact Councillor Cressy, Ward 20, at (416) 392-4044; or Councillor McConnell, Ward 28, at (416) 392-0207.

Notice to correspondents:

Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

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