Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly will ask his collegues on the Executive Committee to defer a decision on the expansion plans for Porter Airlines.
Faced with a staff report that recommends delaying a decision until 2015, and the prospect that councillors might move to kill the plan, Kelly is looking to buy more time.
That's why he's asking for a deferral until the new year.
Kelly met with Mayor Rob Ford on Wednesday, marking the first time since Ford was stripped of his powers, that the two have met face-to-face.
The Deputy Mayor calls this a 'lateral move', and calls the expansion of the airport 'an important city initiative.'
He says he doesn't want to miss out on this opportunity to grow.
Mayor Ford says they shouldn't delay anymore, saying 'we're not dealing with a fly-by-night company'.
He says it should be pushed to council so they can vote on it.