Transformation of Queens Quay Well Underway TORONTO - Work to transform Queens Quay from a tarmac-dominated thoroughfare into an inviting boulevard is making headway.
//www.youtube.com/embed/gIv4dCDfIlc?feature=player_detailpage90% of the underground work of replacing pipes, construction of storm sewers, laying cables, etc. has been completed. The rebuilding of the TTC corridor and loop are underway. Construction workers are in the process of laying 2.5 million headstones made of Canadian granite. 240 new trees are being planted. The $110 million project is another major contribution to the revitalization of Toronto's waterfront. Jets are not.
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Expresses Concerns About Bird Strikes, Culling TORONTO - It's clear that birds and jets don't mix as disasters like the 'Miracle on the Hudson' show. So what does Toronto's premier government agency in charge of protecting bird sanctuaries have to say about the waterfront jet plans? In short: expansion will mean more bird strikes, especially from jets. And that could very well mean culling and using other lethal methods to control bird populations. Watch the video: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority at the Toronto and East York Community Council, December 3rd. Jump to 5:50 minutes for the key statements.
TORONTO - Traffic gridlock is costing the GTA already around $6 billion in economic damages every year. And with a Pearson-by-the-Lake, gridlock in downtown is going to get worse. By putting jets at the Island Airport, the airport would double its passengers to more than 4 million. That will result in 1.4 million additional car trips downtown - every year. And as you might know, the situation around the airport is already dire - with vehicles frequently backing up onto Lakeshore Boulevard, the third-most important artery road leading to downtown. Watch how long it really takes to drive from the Island Airport to King & Bay. An expanded airport with jets would add a significant increase in time to get to downtown Toronto. And in 2015 the upcoming Union-Pearson Express train is a faster option to Pearson, period. Trains for Pearson will leave every 15 minutes, taking 25 minutes to reach Toronto's existing jet airport.
Prophetic Warning from RFK Junior During 2003 Toronto Visit - Watch the Video TORONTO - Sooner or later, Toronto's waterfront would be under threat from an expanded Island Airport with jets. That was clear to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., founder and president of Waterkeeper Alliance long before Porter announced their plans. In 2003, the environmental advocate who has worked hard to protect and restore lakes and rivers in the US, visited Toronto's waterfront. And he gave a clear warning that the push for jets would come once a fixed link to the Island Airport is built. Watch the video: