Heritage Toronto and Canada Lands Company invite you to explore and learn about the rich heritage of the Downsview Lands and its evolution from an aircraft manufacturing facility and military base into one of Canada’s most unique community building initiatives. After the tour, please join us in the Downsview Hub for refreshments and to learn more about Heritage Toronto and its work in the City and about the latest thinking around heritage.
Please note that this tour does have hills and occassionally dificult terrain.
Photo courtesy of the Toronto Public Library
Sheppard Avenue/Keele Street
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) bus routes 84 (series), 106, and 108 (not 108A) run east and west along Sheppard Avenue and operate out of the Downsview subway station. Take one of these busses to Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue; the Downsview Hub is a five minute walk away.
From Keele and Sheppard
At the Intersection of Keele Street and Sheppard turn east onto Sheppard Avenue. The first set of lights you encounter will be Sheppard and John Drury Drive - the main entrance to the Park. Follow John Drury Drive into the park to the three-way stop. Proceed straight onto Canuck Avenue and follow the road until you reach 70 Canuck Avenue.
From Pearson International Airport
Take Highway 409 to Highway 401 East and exit at Keele Street. Take Keele Street north to Sheppard Avenue and turn right. The entrance to the Park is one block east at John Drury Drive. Follow John Drury Drive into the park to the three-way stop. Turn left onto Carl Hall Road. Follow directional signs to 70 Canuck Avenue. For additional directions, visit the Toronto Pearson International Airport website.