Canada Lands Company is a self-financing federal Crown corporation that specializes in attractions management and real estate and development. For more than 25 years, the company has developed some of Canada’s most sought-after and sustainable communities and has served as the innovative steward of many of the country’s most iconic attractions: the CN Tower, the Montréal Science Centre, the Old Port of Montréal and Downsview Park, a jewel in Toronto.

As the Park’s owner, Canada Lands oversees Downsview Park’s operations and its exciting evolution.

Under its stewardship, the Park has grown into a beloved green space, coveted outdoor event space and educational destination. The company’s strategic oversight supports Downsview Park’s daily activities and seasonal events which, together, attract almost 200,000 visitors each year.

As the master developer of the lands surrounding the Park, Canada Lands Company is ensuring a sustainable and prosperous future for the Downsview community in which the park will remain its heart and continue to offer unforgettable memories of connection and nature.

Social Impact

Canada Lands prides itself on delivering social impact in Canadian communities – from forging partnerships with Indigenous communities to ensuring accessibility and access to its places and spaces. Canada Lands strives to foster a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environment that celebrates diversity. As such, efforts have been made to ensure activities are available for all to enjoy Downsview Park, including seasonal art installations, movie nights and ease of access throughout the Park enabled through the Circuit Path and notably the Sesquicentennial Trail. The Sesquicentennial Trail, which represents the paths that Indigenous Peoples and settlers have taken to eventually move forward as one, offers a paved and a softer, natural path that are both are accessible for guests to enjoy. These are but some of the initiatives that capture Canada Lands’ efforts that deliver a social impact. The Company seeks to elevate its standards of accountability to the Canadian public through its Environmental, Social, and Governance Roadmap.

Environmental Sustainability

Canada Lands Company prioritizes environmental sustainability across all phases of its project operations, development planning, and execution. Progress is being made towards achieving net-zero carbon emissions and further reducing energy and water consumption while meeting new emerging environmental goals. The Company’s sustainability commitments seek to address climate change by promoting greener initiatives and biodiversity. Learn more about some of the leading best practices in sustainability that are championed by Downsview Park as part of the Company’s corporate priorities by visiting the Strategic Plan page.

Financial Resilience

As a self-financing federal Crown corporation, Canada Lands is required to operate in a financially self-sustaining manner while receiving no appropriations from the Government of Canada. Canada Lands strategically manages its assets, considers innovative approaches to generate revenue, and operates to maximize financial and non-financial returns to Canadians

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Canada Lands Company enriches communities and embraces the potential of the places and spaces it owns and operates. The company works with Canadians, for Canadians, to enhance the places where they work, live, learn and play.