Founded in 1997 the The Canadian Air & Space Museum
brings history to life. Telling the story of Canada's role in the aviation world through planes, words and workers pure joy of the flight this treasure off the beaten tracks is a must see.
Canada has a rich history when it comes to aviation. From the humble beginnings of human made wings leaving the ground to innovations that are making deep space flights possible Canada's been part of the process. The museum chronicles the past to the present's aviation achievements and honours those who made flight possible.
Sadly the museum is not open to the public at this time. Because of stipulations with Parc Downsview Park only members and volunteers are allowed to visit the museum past the gift store. On September 30, 2011 the landlord of the building, Crown Corporation Parc Downsview Park, handed the museum a notice of eviction. The building's locks were changed and the Museum was closed. The building, a Federal Heritage Building since 1992, is set to be demolished. A four pad arena is scheduled to replace this historic treasure.
The Canadian Air & Space Museum is not government funded. The non-profit organization is run by volunteers who have provided endless hours of education to the community and thousands of Toronto students.
There is a petition on site to protect the museum as well as online.