In September Toronto’s Canadian Air & Space Museum received notice from its landlord, Downsview Park, that the Park will be locking the doors and closing the museum to regular business effective immediately.
The Park, a branch of the federal government, has control over the museum’s access after changing the locks following the eviction notice. This brings 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.
“Aviation history and education are as important to our country’s future as is the promotion of aviation to our youth. Understanding the contributions made by aviation to the development of our nation is key to understanding while we need to protect and promote aviation for the role that it will continue to play for Canada. The loss of this museum, in Canada’s largest city, is a significant blow to aviation and Canada. Please help, in your own words, to remind our politicians that this museum is important.”
— Kevin Psutka COPA President and CEO
HELP SAVE THE MUSEUM, WRITE TO THE FOLLOWING:
Minister, Public Works and Government Services and Minister for the Status of Women
Telephone: 613-996-9778 (Ottawa) & 780-495-7705 (Edmonton)
MP York Centre
Telephone: 613-941-6339 (Ottawa) & 416-638-3700 (Toronto)
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
Minister of Veterans Affairs
Maria C. Augimeri
Councillor, City of Toronto, Ward 9 - York Centre
Member of Provincial Parliament for York Centre
Ian A. McDougall
Chairman, Canadian Air & Space Museum