Toronto Aerospace Museum


Tucked away in an old building on the grounds of Downsview Airport in Toronto, the Toronto Areospace Museum attempts to document the history of flight in Canada. I made my first trip out there yesterday and to call it a “museum” is to give it an air of grandeur that it certainly does not have. However, what it does have is a collection of interesting and unique memorabilia of the golden age of aircraft development.

The most impressive item, by far, isn’t even old – or “real”. I refer to the full-size replica of the Avro CF-105 Arrow.
Avro Arrow Replica
(click to enlarge)

The Arrow holds a storied and mysterious place in Canadian history. Rather than detailing it all here, read the Wikipedia entry.

The other pictures from my visit can be seen here.