|Payment |||Interac, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||Sheppard Ave West bus|
|Cross Street |||Sheppard Ave West and Keele St|
|Wed: 10AM–8PM; Thurs-Sat: 10AM–4PM; Sun: 12PM–4PM; Holiday Mondays: 10AM-4PM|
Profile Last Updated: July 25, 2008
The Toronto Aerospace Museum (TAM) is located inside a building that isn’t just full of history, but is a part of history itself. This historic building at Downsview Park is the original 1929 home of de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.; one of Canada’s most successful aircraft manufacturers. It’s also the oldest aviation heritage building in the Greater Toronto area, the oldest surviving aircraft factory in Canada, the birthplace of many famous Canadian-designed aircraft, and the original home of Canada’s space technology industry.
Each Careful Step
TAM strives to celebrate the aviation accomplishments of Torontonians and Toronto’s long association with aeronautical innovation, aircraft manufacturing, aerospace technology, and the joy of flight. The museum features aircrafts dating back to the early days of fabric and wire biplanes to the dawn of the space age and Canada’s first satellite, launched in 1962. Every last evolutionary step of the Canadian aerospace sector is covered here. Containing both artefacts and full-size aircraft, the Museum boasts a fascinating collection of piece to the puzzle of aviation history. One of the museum’s points of pride is a replica of the famous Avro Arrow. Visitors have the opportunity to observe the museum’s progress in reconstructing a number of historical aircraft, as well as watch museum staff members use some of the original shop equipment used to build some Canadian-made aviation originals.
More than Relics
Since becoming the nation’s first ever urban national park in 1997, TAM has been dedicated to developing itself as an exciting educational, heritage and tourist attraction. Group tours are not only available, but can be tailored to suit the needs and interests of visiting groups. TAM has an ever growing volunteer program, dedicated to building a meaningful connection between the museum and the community. TAM also features conference facilities, available to rent, for those who want to have their next meeting go off with a supersonic bang.
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