Billy Bishop Airport Pedestrian Tunnel
The pedestrian tunnel project will be completed through an innovative public private partnership model. Under this model, a private sector consortium, Forum Infrastructure Partners, oversees the design, construction and operation of the tunnel and ensures that the project will be on-time and on-budget. The project is being financed by the private sector and will be paid for by departing passengers via the existing Airport Improvement Fee.
The project includes an under-lake tunnel that will span the Western Gap in Toronto Harbour and allow pedestrians access between the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport’s mainland and island terminal buildings. In addition to the pedestrian tunnel, the project involves the construction of a new, one-storey pavilion at the foot of Eireann Quay, an addition to the existing terminal building on the island as well as water and sewage service lines that are being constructed on behalf of the City of Toronto.
Integral Group is contracted to PCL Constructors Ltd. to provide LEED Fundamental & Enhanced commissioning services for the tunnel, which will feature a modern, mechanized underground walkway and will be powered by 100% green energy. The project will be pursuing LEED® Silver certification.