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Public consultation meeting on Billy Bishop plans held Monday, town hall meeting to be held Sept. 19

TORONTO, Ont. – A second public consultation meeting about plans for Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport was held at Metro Hall, Monday evening.

It centred around a proposal from Porter Airlines to extend the runway to enable it to fly small passenger jets out of the island airport.

The meeting comes on the same day the Toronto and York Region Labour Council gave its support to the No Jets T-O group, which opposes Porter’s plan.

Meantime, a Town Hall meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, September 12 regarding the same issue has been postponed by a week, and will now be held September 19. This is in response to residents asking for more to review the consultants’ technical reports and other related reports.

The city has also invited both Porter Airlines and the Toronto Port Authority to the September 19 meeting. It will be held at the Direct Energy Centre, starting at 6 p.m.

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