Come Play at Downsview

Throughout development, we are welcoming the public to Downsview for moments of play, creativity, and learning. From special events to permanent installations, we invite you to rediscover the potential of this extraordinary site.


Join us every weekend in February for HANGAR SKATE – a FREE pop-up skating rink outside an 80,000 square foot airplane hangar in Downsview’s newest destination, the Hangar District. With live DJs in the evenings, free skating lessons in the afternoons, and a special Family Day program, bring your skates and scarves and explore the soon-to-be reimagined Downsview Airport Lands with some fun on the ice! Guests will be able to see the inside of an airplane hangar that has rarely been open to the public.

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XOXO Downsview

Sponsored by Northcrest and Canada Lands, XOXO Downsview is a celebration of public art, culture, and local heritage launched in coordination with Toronto's Year of Public Art. It involves dynamic installations, murals, multimedia works, and an audio walking tour on the Downsview Lands and in Downsview Park. The projects highlight local artists, aim to bring people together, and highlight the history and potential of Downsview as a destination and generator of cultural works.

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