Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, located on an island in Toronto Harbour, is just offshore from the city’s downtown business and tourism districts. The airport is connected to the mainland by the pedestrian tunnel, or the short ferry ride that is scheduled to run every 15 minutes. As Porter’s main operating base, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport provides unrivaled urban accessibility; whether you’re on a quick same-day business trip or escaping for a weekend.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, formerly known as Toronto City Centre Airport and Toronto Island Airport, is operated by the Toronto Port Authority. The airport opened to flights in 1939.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport has long been an integral part of the Toronto waterfront. The airport was purpose-built on reclaimed property in Lake Ontario and opened as Toronto’s first commercial airport in1939.
More than 20 businesses are located at the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, including maintenance providers, flight schools, catering, aircraft sales, financial services, security, charter-based air ambulance services, consulting, avionics installation and repair services, sightseeing tours and air courier services.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport generates $1.9 billion dollars in economic output annually for the Greater Toronto Area.
The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is conveniently located near the downtown financial and tourism core - less than 4 kilometers to the CN Tower, Eaton Centre, the financial and entertainment districts, Queen's Park, City Hall, Rogers Centre and Air Canada Centre.
Airport users have direct access to the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport via the airport tunnel or the ferry ride. For directions to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ), visit our Airport Information page.