Downsview Stories

TO KNOW WHERE WE’RE GOING,
WE NEED TO KNOW WHERE WE’VE BEEN. 

What’s your Downsview story?

Downsview is not a blank slate. Starting with its significance to Indigenous communities as a ridge linking the Don and Humber Rivers, Downsview has been many things to many people.  It continues to be a place where stories—big and small—are evolving for countless individuals, communities, businesses, and cultures.  

 

The future of Downsview will be built on an appreciation of the past; to know where we’re going, we need to know where we’ve been.  The project team is eager to know how Downsview sees itself, what people and events have shaped it, and what stories are integral to its identity and future.  

 

We’re starting with these stories and soliciting your memories, help and suggestions for other stories that we can write up.  We’re here to listen. We’re here to learn. So let’s start at the beginning: What’s your story, Downsview?

What do you remember? 

The above section is meant to encourage dialogue and thoughtful conversation. To facilitate that, comments that are threatening, abusive, off-topic or contain profanity will be removed.

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CONTACT

info@id8downsview.ca 

647-245-3399

We acknowledge that the Downsview lands are on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit who signed Treaty 13 (1805), and that these lands have also been the historic homelands of the Huron Wendat and Haudenosaunee people.