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Airport closing

De Havilland Canada ceased operations at the airport in June 2022, but as of the 3 November 2022 Canada Flight Supplement, it's still listed as open (with prior permission required). There is a plan to develop it into a "15-minute community".

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helicopter ride

I was wondering if anyone knows if there are helicopter rides from downsview. my son is having a stag and we would like to get about 5 guys for a helicpoter ride. If anyone knows please contact me The stag is on July 14th ,2012. No alchol involved.

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re: Downsview Park shuts down Toronto`s Canadian Air & Space

Reply to @ptomblin: For more information about this and how you can help, please visit:

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re: Downsview Park shuts down Toronto`s Canadian Air & Space

Reply to @prattsoplenty: I'm very sad about this. I went to the museum last year, and was amazed to find it was in the same building where I'd been in the Air Cadets in the mid 1970s (188 Squadron). It's a great little museum - obviously underfunded, but a real labour of love.

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Downsview Park shuts down Toronto`s Canadian Air & Space Mus

Toronto -- September 24, 2011 -- Toronto's Canadian Air & Space Museum has received notice from its landlord Parc Downsview Park that the Park will be locking the doors today and closing the Museum to regular business.

The Park, a branch of the federal government, has control over the Museum's access after changing the locks following Tuesday's original eviction notice. This threatens to bring a sudden and disappointing close to the Canadian Air & Space Museum's 13-year operation of providing the public an opportunity to experience Canadian history.

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Demolition of war-time hangars

This site has been designated a Heritage site back in the 90's however, the DND still wants to demolish the hangars and other structures on the airport. More at the Globe and Mail:

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Not open to public

This airport is in an ideal location, right in the middle of metro Toronto near the end of a subway line, but unfortunately it's not normally open to the public. It's a former military field, long used by Bombardier for flight testing. The closest public airports are Buttonville (YKZ) to the northeast, City Centre (YTZ) to the south (right by downtown), and the very busy and expensive Pearson (YYZ) to the west. Oshawa (YOO) and Brampton (CNC3) can also be useful for the extreme ends of Toronto.

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