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Project Runway Wraps Up in Toronto

WSP’s Aviation group was instrumental in the planning, design, and construction inspection services for the full reconstruction of Runway 06-24 at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport which was part of a $36 million airfield rehabilitation initiative to replace existing aging civil and electrical infrastructure and modernize the airport.


Photos courtesy of PortsToronto

On November 3, 2016, Senior Project Manager Bojan Drakul was on-hand to cut the ribbon and officially reopen the runway following an extensive, full reconstruction earlier this summer. WSP will be providing similar services for the entire program which also includes rehabilitation of Runway 08-26, conversion of Runway 15-33 to a taxiway, various apron and taxiway improvements and the construction of a Ground Run-up Enclosure facility, only the second of its kind in Canada.   

“These initiatives to modernize the airport will ensure it continues to serve as an economic engine for the city, provide much needed aviation service and provide efficient service to the 2.5 million passengers who travel through the airport each year,” said Gene Cabral, Executive Vice-President of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and PortsToronto.

A number of measures were implemented to minimize the impact of construction activities on travelers and local residents, including barging of materials and supplies, limitations on construction vehicle access and construction-related noise, directing construction lighting downward and away from neighbourhoods and scheduling a significant portion of construction activities to take place at night.

Photos courtesy of PortsToronto

The project team is managed by Bojan Drakul, Senior Project Manager out of our Toronto office with Adam Harmer, Resident Engineer leading the on-site inspection team and Ian Rowbotham, Lead Design Engineer leading the design team out of Port Elgin and Cambridge offices. 

If you are interested in learning more about the project scope, check out billybishopairfieldproject.com, and sign up to receive weekly updates.