The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel Now Open

Aug 9th

2015

Author By leon
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TORONTO, ONTARIO

 

The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel is now open for passengers to take an easy 6 minute venture with no wait times.

        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.

 

A bronze statue of Billy Bishop and William Barker.

 

Memorial plaque.

 

2.5 million expected to use the new tunnel every year.

 

4 moving walkways take passengers to and from the island airport.

 

2 large sets of escalators move passengers to and from the entrance to the departure terminal.

 

Billy Bishop’s Nieuport 17 aircraft hangs at the airport terminal.

 

Inside the airport terminal.

 

Canada Malting Silos located next to the Billy Bishop Airport.

 

View from the island airport.

 

Toronto waterfront at sunset.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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