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Canadian Air & Space Museum
Ranked #187 of 529 things to do in Toronto
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

A history of flight in a building with actual air machines. Bonus-rebuilt Avro Arrow is the only one in existance

3  Thank stephen l
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

A good opportunity to look at airplanes close up, but I was disappointed that there was no guide available.

Thank jackie k
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

It WAS great while the idiotic politicians and business interests shut it down to build yet another hockey arena complex. It housed the core of Canadian flight history. very sorry that it had to close.

4  Thank fourtysixer
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Sorry if you missed it. This was a pretty good way to check out Canada's history in the aerospace industry. If you are in the area, you might consider the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton or if you are interested in this type of activity consider the Canadian War Museum or Canada Aviation Museum, both in Ottawa

3  Thank TheNortheys
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

The Toronto Air & Space Museum is tucked away in an old factory building in the Downsview area, about 10 - 15 mins drive from York University. It is located in, what looks like an airport area, with functional runways - but definitely not Pearson International.

The exhibits are mostly real but decommissioned aircrafts, with some replicas too. There is also a life-size replica of the discontinued AVRO Arrow, the Canadian-built fighter jet. There is also an area for mainly educational purposes (for school children) consisting of simulators.

What amazed me was the convservation / restoration work on a life-size World War Two
Lancaster bomber. This bomber, which had a few variation, was built in Malton, Canada towards the end of the war years and apparently did not get to see the war. It was converted to a Search & Rescue plane subsequently. The restoration project, which is on-going, is expected to take many more years as everything, including the fuselage is being re-built. Donation in terms of parts/material or money is in dire need. The volunteers have done a great job re-building this Lancaster, and I really hope to see it fully restored in future. This is a great tribute to the Canadians who have fought or contributed to the war!

Tucked away above the entrance is a small area dedicated to anything that's Canadian space related. Right below it, is the museum's gift shop where you can get your kick of model aircrafts, t-shirts, and the likes.

Overall, it was a great visit but the Lancaster restoration work was really outstanding!

4  Thank bruceli_88
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