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Downsview Park shuts down Canadian Air & Space Museum

 

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:

Rona Ambrose
Minister, Public Works and Government Services and Minister for the Status of Women
Email: rona.ambrose@parl.gc.ca
Telephone: 613-996-9778 (Ottawa) & 780-495-7705 (Edmonton)

Mark Alder
MP York Centre
Email: Mark.Adler@parl.gc.ca
Telephone: 613-941-6339 (Ottawa) & 416-638-3700 (Toronto)

James Moore
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
Email: james.moore@parl.gc.ca
Telephone: 613-992-9650

Steven Blaney
Minister of Veterans Affairs
Email: steven.blaney@parl.gc.ca
Telephone: 613-992-7434

Maria C. Augimeri
Councillor, City of Toronto, Ward 9 - York Centre
Email: Councillor_Augimeri@toronto.ca
Telephone: 416-392-4021

Monte Kwinter
Member of Provincial Parliament for York Centre
Email: mkwinter.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org
Telephone: 416-630-0080

Ian A. McDougall
Chairman, Canadian Air & Space Museum
Email: casm@casmuseum.org