Case Studies

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

Toronto Billy Bishop Airport

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Owner/Operator: PortsToronto

Toronto Bill Bishop Airport Noise MonitoringBilly Bishop Toronto City Airport is Canada’s ninth busiest airport offering service to more than 20 cities in Canada and the U.S and welcomes 2.5 million travelers each year. The airport, with one passenger terminal, is used for general aviation services, including medical emergency flights (due to its proximity to downtown hospitals), small charter flights, and private aviation. With the exception of air ambulance flights, jet aircraft are banned from the airport.

Airport Noise Level Monitoring

HGC Engineering provided environmental acoustical consulting services to the Port Authority for 3 years. We completed acoustic monitoring at a number of locations around the Airport to assist with addressing noise complaint concerns. Three monitoring campaigns were conducted. We completed sound level measurements at up to six receptor locations potentially influenced by activity associated with Billy Bishop Airport. Automated measurements were completed over approximately a one week period and were supplemented by attended measurements to aid in identifying activity from the airport. Reports were prepared to summarize the data for the Port Authority.

Service Solutions Delivered:

  • Conducted automated and attended monitoring of sound levels in the community to capture flyover events
  • Correlated sound from flyover events with information about flight paths and aircraft type
  • Identified sound events unrelated to flyovers at the airport site


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