The Canadian Air and Space Museum has been closed to make room for hockey rinks, news that came as a shock to its staff.

The museum — a repository of Canadian aviation history located in Downsview Park in Toronto's north end — was shuttered Tuesday because it was $120,000 behind in its rent, said chairman Ian McDougall.

It had begun generating more revenue and was in a position to begin making payments but the Crown corporation in charge of the site, Parc Downsview Park, wasn't interested.  Read more at


The Canadian Air and Space Museum plays a vital role in the preservation and acknowledgement of Canada's contribution to the aerospace industry.  To find out how you can help save this national landmark, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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