You're invited to a public engagement process

You’re invited to a public engagement process to guide the future development of over 500 acres at Downsview. The upcoming departure of Bombardier Aerospace provides an opportunity to rethink the evolution of the area and build sustainable, resilient, vibrant, healthy, and complete communities together.

We are at a first step of a decades-long process of re-imagining Downsview, and this engagement process focuses on the first year or so—recognizing that this timing will remain flexible to respond to any emerging COVID-19 requirements.

Canada Lands Company and Northcrest Developments are working together to plan the future of these lands, including approximately 370 acres that currently make up the Downsview Airport and hangar lands managed by Northcrest, as well as approximately 150 acres of the former Canadian Forces base lands owned by Canada Lands.

The adjacent 291-acre Downsview Park will be the heart of the community, and the size of the park will remain the same. The work underway by Canada Lands at Stanley Greene and William Baker Districts is proceeding separately from this project.

Building our understanding of your views on the area is a key step and we would like to hear from you! Your input is important as we create a framework that will shape the future development of the lands.

How to participate in the kick-off public consultation

Learn more

Visit to watch short video presentations and read the discussion guide. Keep up to date with news and events on social media: @id8Downsview on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Have your say: Share your thoughts online

From May 20th to June 30th, share your thoughts with us at by filling out and mailing back a workbook (available upon request by e-mailing us at or calling us at 647.245.3399.

Virtual town hall

Have a question about the project? Join the Virtual Townhall on Wednesday, June 10th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm over the internet or by phone (dial 416.216.5643, event no: 798 704 777).

Visit before the session for more virtual meeting details.

Virtual small group discussions

Participate in a virtual small group discussion on Wednesday, June 17th to share your thoughts and hear from others. Choose a time that works best for you:

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
7:45 pm – 8:15 pm
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm

RSVP at or at 647.245.3399 for more meeting details.

For more information

For more information visit the website or get in touch with Ian Hanecak, Manager, Community & Stakeholder Relations, Northcrest Developments or Manon Lapensee, Acting Vice President, Corporate Communications, Canada Lands Company by e-mailing or calling 647.245.3399.