The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel officially opened on July 30th, 2015. After 3 years of construction, visitors can now navigate the 850 foot tunnel in appox. 6 minutes. Six banks of elevators and 4 moving walkways take passengers in both directions 10 meters below the city waterway.
Guest to the island airport are greeted by a bronze statue of Billy Bishop and William Barker. Bishop’s Nieuport 17 aircraft is also suspended from the roof of the departure terminal.
At a cost of $83.5 million, the tunnel is expected to move almost 2.5 million passengers per year and the ferry will also continue to move vehicles across on a regular schedule. The Canadian Malting silos is one of the next projects for decision makers to look into for redevelopment on the Toronto waterfront.