/R E P E A T — Billy Bishop Airport to “Open Its Doors” This Saturday for Doors Open Toronto/

/R E P E A T — Billy Bishop Airport to “Open Its Doors” This Saturday for Doors Open Toronto/

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, May 25, 2017 /CNW/ - On Saturday, May 27, 2017, media are invited to tour Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (Billy Bishop Airport) as part of Doors Open Toronto 2017. This is the second year Billy Bishop Airport will participate in the city-wide event, which last year saw more than 10,000 people visit the airport.

This year’s Doors Open Toronto theme “Fifteen Decades of Canadian Architecture” is part of the larger citywide “TO Canada with Love” celebration, which is being held in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. As part of this celebration, Billy Bishop Airport will showcase more than 75 years of providing aviation services to the city of Toronto, including serving as a training base for both the Royal Canadian and Royal Norwegian air forces during WWII.


Billy Bishop Airport welcomes media to tour the airport as part of the 18th annual Doors Open Toronto, presented by Great Gulf. Airport staff and partners will be onsite to answer questions and provide visitors with a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse of the airport, including:

  • Billy Bishop Airport’s award-winning underwater pedestrian tunnel, as well as the mainland pavilion and island atrium which play host to a historical exhibit and sculptures relating to the airport’s namesake and his role in World War I;
  • The airport’s fire hall and maintenance facility, which will provide the opportunity for kids of all ages to explore the airport’s state-of-the-art safety vehicles;
  • A staging area to view the airport’s runway operations, the historic Terminal A building, new Ground Run-up Enclosure, and aircraft;
  • The opportunity to be one of the first to meet Billy Bishop Airport’s new mascot;
  • The team of falcons who play an important role in the airport’s wildlife management program;
  • Ornge aircraft and facilities that provides Medevac emergency services;
  • A historical photography exhibit in the island atrium depicting images of the airport and surrounding waterfront; and,
  • Airport partners and tenants, such as Porter Airlines and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), who will host displays, showcasing the full range of services that the airport provides.

The Billy Bishop Airport self-guided tour map can be found



Gene Cabral, Executive Vice President of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and PortsToronto


Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Note: Billy Bishop Airport is only participating in Doors Open Toronto on Saturday


Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, 2 Eireann Quay, Toronto, ON

Information on getting to Billy Bishop Airport and parking can be found



Media are invited to tour Billy Bishop Airport as part of Doors Open Toronto, conduct interviews and take photos and/or video.

IMPORTANT: Access to behind-the-scenes areas will only be granted until 5:00 p.m. Last entry will be granted at 4:00 p.m.


About Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
Billy Bishop Airport is Canada’s ninth-busiest airport and welcomed 2.7 million business and leisure travellers in 2016. The airport is also Canada’s sixth-busiest airport with passenger service into the United States. Offering service to more than 20 cities in Canada and the U.S., with connection opportunities to more than 80 international destinations via our airlines’ networks, Billy Bishop Airport is an important international gateway and a key driver to Toronto’s economy, accounting for more than $2.1 billion in economic output each year and supporting 6,500 jobs, including 1,960 directly associated with the airport operations.  

About PortsToronto (http://www.portstoronto.com)  
For more than 100 years PortsToronto has worked with its partners at the federal, provincial and municipal levels to enhance the economic growth of the City of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. PortsToronto owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which welcomed more than 2.7 million passengers in 2016; the Outer Harbour Marina, one of Canada’s largest freshwater marinas; and, Terminals 51 and 52, which provide transportation, distribution, storage and container services to businesses at the Port of Toronto. PortsToronto is committed to fostering strong, healthy and sustainable communities and has invested more than $9 million since 2009 in charitable initiatives and environmental programs that benefit communities along Toronto’s waterfront and beyond. PortsToronto operates in accordance with the Canada Marine Act and is guided by a nine-member board with representation from all three levels of government.

About Doors Open Toronto
Since its inception in 2000, Doors Open Toronto has attracted more than two million visits to over 700 unique locations across the city. It is Canada’s largest Doors Open event and one of the three largest Doors Open events in the world. Doors Open Toronto is dedicated to celebrating built heritage, architecture and design. It is presented by Great Gulf and produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community. Look for information and updates at http://www.toronto.ca/doorsopen and on social media: Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/doorsopenTO, Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Doors_OpenTO and Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/doors_opento. The event hashtag is #DOT17. 

SOURCE PortsToronto

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U-Haul Offers 30 Days of Free U-Box Storage to Storm Victims in Sealy and Wallis


U-Haul Offers 30 Days of Free U-Box Storage to Storm Victims in Sealy and Wallis

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, May 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – U-Haul Company of West Houston is offering 30 days of free U-Box container storage to residents of Sealy and Wallis affected by the microburst that struck the small towns earlier this week.

U-Haul Company of West Houston is offering 30 days of free U-Box container storage to residents of Sealy and Wallis affected by the microburst that struck the small towns earlier this week. U-Box containers offer 257 cubic feet and have one-ton storage capacity.

A number of folks in Sealy and Wallis saw their properties damaged or destroyed by the high winds from an intense storm that hit late Tuesday. The microburst temporarily shut down Interstate 10, flipped vehicles and blew roofs off houses.

“The damage may not have impacted a wide area, but it was severe and left people in need,” said Matt Merrill, U-Haul Company of West Houston president. “As a member of these communities, U-Haul makes it a point to help in times of need. One way we can do that is through our 30 days disaster relief program.”

U-Box portable moving and storage containers can be delivered by truck to Sealy and Wallis storm victims and stored at U-Box storage warehouses in Katy or Houston. People seeking additional information about the 30 days free U-Box assistance or needing to make arrangements should contact the U-Haul Company of Houston traffic line at (800) 486-2382.

With 257 cubic feet of space and one-ton capacity, U-Box can be delivered to and picked up at your door, packed on your timeframe, transported to the destination of your choice and stored until the time of your choosing. Or you can conveniently pick up our customer-designed trailer and take your U-Box with you.

U-Haul stores offer needed supplies to help with storm recovery like boxes, tarps, propane and propane tanks. U-Haul urges customers to ensure their tanks are topped off since propane is good to have in the event of long-term power outages.

U-Haul is the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage with more than 21,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to its 30 days of free self-storage assistance, U-Haul is proud to be at the forefront of aiding communities during times of disaster as an official American Red Cross Disaster Responder.

About U-Haul

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul customers’ patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to more than 139,000 trucks, 108,000 trailers and 38,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 536,000 rooms and more than 50 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S. www.uhaul.com 


Jeff Lockridge
Sebastien Reyes
E-mail: publicrelations@uhaul.com
Phone: 602-263-6981
Website: uhaul.com


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Friendly Honda “Cuts the Ribbon” on New Expanded Campus


Friendly Honda “Cuts the Ribbon” on New Expanded Campus

PR Newswire

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., May 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Fresh off the grand re-opening of their recently acquired and renovated state-of-the-art Acura dealership in Middletown, NY, Friendly Auto Group kept their scissors in hand to “cut the ribbon” on the expansion of its Friendly Honda campus in Poughkeepsie, NY, which they are now calling “the Friendly Honda Village”. The event was well attended by customers, employees of the group, senior executives of American Honda, as well as the town of Poughkeepsie Supervisor, Jon Baisley.

Ribbon cutting at Friendly Honda for their new expanded campus. From left to right: Brendan Cunningham, American Honda Motor Company, Eric Kahn President Friendly Auto Group and Josh Streeper, American Honda Motor Company.

Over a period of more than five years Friendly Auto Group President, Eric Kahn, has worked on strategically acquiring properties contiguous to Friendly Honda. With the acquisition, rezoning and redevelopment of five residential properties totaling approximately 4 acres, Friendly Honda now sits on nearly 10 acres. Specifically, the project added space for hundreds of additional vehicles to be stored and displayed on the Friendly Honda campus

Friendly Honda has grown significantly over the last decade, becoming one of the largest auto dealerships of any brand between the metro New York and Boston markets. With the expansion of the Friendly Honda campus, Friendly Honda’s loyal customers will have many more new and used cars, trucks, and SUV’s to choose from on-site, which will make their shopping experience for a vehicle more convenient.

The Friendly Auto Group has been steadily increasing their presence in the surrounding communities by continuing to sponsor local sports teams and events such as K-Fest, contributing significantly to the Hudson Valley economy, and by supporting various regional charities, including the Hudson Valley Food Bank.

“It took a lot of time, money and persistence to complete this project and it was absolutely worth it,” said Kahn at the event. “We now have a 10-acre village of Hondas. There’s nothing like it in the Northeast and we are now a true regional destination for Honda lovers.”

About Friendly Auto Group
Friendly Auto Group is owned and operated by Eric Kahn. It includes Friendly Honda and Friendly Ford in Poughkeepsie, New York, and its most recent acquisition, Friendly Acura of Middletown. Friendly Honda is the highest volume dealership in the mid and upper Hudson Valley, which includes Duchess, Orange, Ulster and Putnam counties. It is also a 7-time recipient of Honda’s highest honor for customer service and overall performance, the President’s Award.


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