Downsview as the centre of Toronto’s golf universe? The idea might sound outrageous today, but if you were a golfer in Toronto in the 1950s and 60s, chances are you spent a good deal of time at the de Havilland Golf Centre, located in what is today Downsview Park.
A 9 hole score card from the de Havilland Golf Centre
De Havilland offered something for everyone. Want to practice your drives? There was a two-tiered driving range (the ball always seemed to travel farther from the top level). Putting problems? Spend some time on the gigantic practice green.
How about your short game? De Havilland featured an 18 hole par three course that was fully lit so you could play well after dark on summer nights. The family could have fun playing one of the two 18-hole miniature golf courses. And for the ultimate test, there was a challenging par 37, 3160 yard nine hole course. And