The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) was established on June 8, 1999 under the Canada Marine Act. The TPA succeeded the Toronto Harbour Commissioners, which was founded in 1911.
Fact: The Toronto Port Authority is an independent, self-sustaining government business enterprise responsible for the Port of Toronto, Outer Harbour Marina, Marine Terminals 51 and 52, and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
Fact: A net contributor to the public purse, the Toronto Port Authority remits a portion of its revenue to the federal government and Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) to the municipal government.
Fact: The TPA has 147.3 full-time equivalent employees.
Fact: The pedestrian tunnel is being financed by the private sector and airport user fees, not tax dollars.
Fact: The TPA is in full compliance with the Tripartite Agreement’s noise limits. Check it out: Toronto Port Authority Compliance with Tripartite Agreement Noise Standards
Fact: The TPA is the only port authority in Canada that operates a land-based airport.
Fact: In 2012, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport welcomed more than two million travellers.
Fact: The Toronto Port Authority owns less than 20 per cent of the waterfront dockwalls. Check out the map on page two of our dockwall brochure.
Fact: A majority of Torontonians support the airport.
Fact: The TPA is committed to environmental sustainability. As part of this commitment the TPA uses 100 per cent renewable energy supplied by Toronto-based Bullfrog Power.
Fact: The Port Authority publishes on-line, quarterly information about Board and CEO travel and hospitality expenditures, in the interests of transparency and accountability. See details here.