Downsview Hangars being hung out to dry
Avro Arrow, Conservative Government, Downsview, Heritage, North York, Spacing
It was the Diefenbacher Diefenbaker Conservative Government which axed the Avro Arrow program and physically dismantled each and every plane.
In hindsight, most everybody realizes the colossal mistake that was to our City and Canada’s then leadership in the aerospace industry.
These two hangars may not look like much, yet ghosts of the Avro Arrow era echoed whenever I passed by the base and looked at them in the distance.
And that’s the point.
It is important to keep pivotal buildings around and not send them out to pasture, for when we pass by them, even if for a moment, we connect to who the City was, and who to we are today.
Apparently, the Harper Conservative (Minority) Government is finishing off what little was left by Diefenbacher Diefenbaker.