Saturday, June 27, 2015

Toronto then and now -- Harbour Commission

Like other historic waterfront buildings, this one now stands cheek by jowl with enormous high rises, and more are coming, as the cranes indicate.

The Toronto Harbour Commission was created by Parliament in 1911 to manage and improve the waterfront.

Ninety years later, in 2001, the Toronto Port Authority was formed. It still operates out of the same building.

Ports Toronto owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which is soon to have an access tunnel opened to the island for easier access. Named after the famous World War I flying ace, Billy Bishop is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Meanwhile, the occupants of the green and idyllic Ward's Island nearby are opposed to the plan to allow larger planes to land here.

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