Travellers in Toronto will be able to begin booking charter flight reservations with Porter Airlines in the coming days now that the company has won approval to make the Toronto Island Airport its home base.The airline will begin offering round-trip service to Ottawa beginning in mid-October. Fare and schedule information have not yet been released. The private airline also plans on offering short-haul flights to other destinations in Canada and the United States.The airline said Tuesday it had received an Air Operator Certificate from Transport Canada and a licence from the Canadian Transportation Agency, an independent quasi-judicial tribunal.
I will take this as another good reason to move off the Quay. New airlines at the airport, helicopters at Ontario Place... entirely too many fireworks for the average human (and neurotic dog). The folks who live at the edge of the city, along the water live there for a reason. The water, the peaceful vistas and the occasional magical storm. Now, noise makes it difficult to find the calm.
I would imagine the community groups are completely up in arms now. When we were leaving, they were aready planning to storm Ontario Place and take the helicopter pilot hostage.
Did i mention how quiet is is in Oak Ridges?