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A fleet of helicopters flying over Toronto in a V-shaped formation turned many curious heads on Tuesday.

BlogTO first captured the city’s speculation of the ominous choppers flying overhead, citing guesses from Reddit posters that it might be related to advertising shoots or a practice run for the upcoming 2021 Canadian International Air Show (or something more sinister such as some sort of black ops military operation).

Turns out, the secretive group of black choppers wasn’t carrying top secret agents or royalty, but a handful of real estate agents getting an exclusive birds-eye view of a new master-planned condo project.


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Social media posts and stories published by various local agents yesterday show that Toronto-based developer CentreCourt was hosting a platinum event for the upcoming sales launch of its WestLine Condos project, which is due to debut in early September.

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To get a true perspective of the future 1,000-acre community in Bathurst Manor, the event attendees were surprised with a helicopter tour of the site from above.

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Video footage shows that the agents were blindfolded and transported to the helicopter terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

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Based on records from FlightAware, BlogTO reported that the 44-kilometre round-trip flight departed and arrived from Billy Bishop Airport, looping around Downsview Airport, which is next to the future site of WestLine Condos near Sheppard Avenue West and Allen Road.

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WestLine Condos is being developed adjacent to Downsview, Toronto’s largest masterplan near Downsview Park and the Sheppard West TTC station. Designed by IBI Group, the 14-storey condo building will deliver 424 new units and “West Coast-inspired living.”

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