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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes (5) Ontario, Edenvale, Canadian Air and Space Conservancy (CASC)

Warplanes in Ontario

Edenvale, Canadian Air and Space Conservancy (CASC) 

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document all historical Warplanes preserved in Canada.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, correctons or amendments to this list of Warplanes in Canada would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 5 March 2021.

Edenvale, Canadian Air and Space Conservancy (CASC), 426 Valermo Drive, Etobicoke, Ontario, M8W 2L9.

The CASC was formerly known as the Toronto Aerospace Museum, and the Canadian Air and Space Museum.  The museum was located in a hangar that once housed the original de Havilland Canada aircraft manufacturing building.  The museum featured artifacts, exhibits and stories illustrating a century of Canadian aviation heritage and achievements.  In September 2011, the museum and all of the other tenants in the building were evicted by the landlord, the Crown Corporation, PDP (Downsview Park).  The site was slated for redevelopment as a new sports centre, but after closing the museum the development was placed on hold.  The museum is developing a new location and its collections are currently not available for public viewing.

The CASC had been located in what is now known as Downsview Park.  Early in its history, the Downsview hangar was appropriated by the RCAF and became part of RCAF Station Downsview, later designated as CFB Toronto, which was closed in April 1996.  On 20 Sep 2011, after the order to vacate the premises, the museum's collection was transferred to forty-four, 40-foot freight containers and stored in a parking lot on the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) property in Toronto.  The collection was then unloaded into warehouse space provided by the GTAA, until 2018.

When it was active the institution was largely run by volunteers and had the goal of educating visitors on the Canadian aerospace industry and technology.  It is a registered Canadian non-profit organization, operating as the "Canadian Air & Space Museum".  In November 2018 it was announced that the museum would reopen at Edenvale Airport, 100 km northwest of Toronto, near Edenvale, Ontario, in 2019 and be renamed the Canadian Air and Space Conservancy.

 (Author Photos)

AEA Silver Dart replica.

AER Pegaso M-110S.

 (Avro Photo)

Arrow CF-105 Arrow, RL-203.

 (Author Photos)

Arrow CF-105 Arrow replica (Serial No. RL-103).

  (Author Photo)

Avro 683 Lancaster Mk. X (Serial No. FM104), mounted on a pylon on the Toronto waterfront before being taken down for restoration.

 (Author Photo)

Avro 683 Lancaster Mk. X (Serial No. FM104), whenit was undergoing restoration in the CASM.  FM104 was transferred by the Toronto City Council to the British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM), Sidney, British Columbia.

FM104 was built in Toronto in 1944 but did not see combat service after arriving in the United Kingdom in January 1945.  In June 1945 the aircraft returned to Canada and subsequently was converted for use in coastal surveillance and search and rescue. It served in that capacity for many years until retired in 1966.  The aircraft then spent more than three decades on display at the Toronto lake shore.  Restoration work on the aircraft was commenced by the CASM in 1999 but that organization was unable to continue the work after they lost their hangar space to redevelopment.  The BCAM was awarded custody of the disassembled aircraft in the late summer of 2018.  Restoration continues.

Beechcraft CT-134A Musketeer (Serial No. 134220).

 (airforcefe Photo)

Bell CH-136 Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 136230).

 (Dave Ceballos Photo)

Canadair CT-114 Tutor (Serial No. 114168).

Canadair CT-114 Tutor (Serial No. CF-LTW-X), White, CF-104 nose.

 (Author Photo)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133581).

Cessna 150D.

 (Dave Ceballos Photo)

de Havilland DH.82C Tiger Moth (Serial No. 3874), (1535).

de Havilland DH.87B Hornet Moth (Serial No. 8092) C-FEEJ.

de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk (Serial No.).

de Havilland Dash-8 (Serial No.).

 (CASC Photo)

de Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-1/CP-121 Tracker (Serial No. 1600).  This Tracker was the last of 100 built under licence by de Havilland Canada at Downsview for the Royal Canadian Navy. 

Fleet 80 Canuck, (Serial No. 127), C-FEAI.

Found Brothers Aviation FBA-2A prototype.

 (Ken Mist Photo)

Hawker Siddely Nimrod, RAF (Serial No. XV239), tail portion recovered from a Nimrod that crashed into Lake Ontario on 2 Sep 1995, during the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) airshow.  All 7 crew members died when the airplane struck the water while executing a wingover with a steep bank angle.  The tail is part of a memorial at the CASC.

 (Ken Swartz, CASC Photo)

Hunting Percival P.57 Sea Prince T. Mk. 1 (Serial No. P57/31), Reg. N. C-GJIE.  The Museum received the donation of the Sea Prince, C-GJIE, (ex-WF133) from Atlantis Transportion Services in November 1999.  Space limitations in 2005 saw the aircraft sold to a new owner in St. Catherines.  When this sale failed to close, the aircraft was sold to Peter Muehlegg of Skywagon City who dismantled and moved it to his small airstrip in Breckin, Ontario, on the northeast shore of Lake Simcoe where it was photographed by Ken on 10 Nov 2007.

 (Captmondo Photo)

Link C8 Trainer.

Stationary High-Altitude Relay Platform (SHARP).

 (Author Photo)

Stinson SR-10 (V-77) Reliant, Reg. No. CF-CAJ.

UFM Easy Riser ultralite, Reg. No. C-IBYE.

Ultimate 10-100, C-FPYJ.

UTIAS Ornithopter No. 1.

Zenair Zenith CH 200.