Discover XOXO Downsview

XOXO Downsview is a celebration of public art, culture and local heritage, launched in coordination with ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022. It involves dynamic installations, murals, multimedia works and an audio walking tour of the Downsview Lands and Downsview Park.

What's happening in the Park

All you need to know about current, ongoing and upcoming programs and events! Check back regularly to see what’s new.

Things to do

Looking for something to do on your next visit to Downsview Park? Look no further! Whether you’re looking to walk off the beaten path or take your dog to the off-leash Dogsview Park, we have an endless list of things for you to do.
Play Zone & Basketball Court — Our aviation-themed playground opened to the community in October 2017. It features colourful play structures, a basketball court, a sharing circle and more for all sorts of adventures. Check out our gallery to view photos of our Play Zone or, better yet, come by and try it out yourself!
Urban Forest & Boake’s Grove — Have you visited the forest at Downsview Park? The forest is a beautiful space to explore with a variety of plant species growing in it. Over time, the Urban Forest has become a dynamic and robust ecosystem capable of adjusting to the stresses of an urban landscape.

Learn & connect

We’re an established outdoor education centre. We welcome more than 10,000 teachers, community groups and families from across the province to sustainability-focused programs every year.
Jr. Forest Explorers A FREE nature program for toddlers and their guardians. Connect with nature through hands-on outdoor activities. Let’s get those little hands dirty!

Our tenants

Downsview Park isn’t just a green space. We’re also home to many amazing businesses. Many of them bring additional recreational fun to the park!
The Hangar Sport and Events Centre — The Hangar is your go-to facility for youth and adult sports leagues (soccer, ultimate frisbee, ball hockey and volleyball), field rentals and more.
True North Climbing — A climbing gym with 15,000 sq. ft. of climbing terrain. Facility features include 80 top-rope routes, 15 lead-only routes, 12 auto belay stations, over 100 boulder problems and two slacklines.

Park news and updates

Learn more about what’s happening at Downsview Park! Stay up to date about new activations and ongoing maintenance so that you can make the most of your visit.

Urban Agriculture

Our new Urban Farm, located at the south end of our park will be opening soon!

Fresh City Farms, who have farmed with us since 2011 are growing! With five acres of farmable land, Fresh City aspires to become a hub of learning about food justice and sustainability.

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