The site consists of 640 acres of land of which 320 acres is to be developed into a park. The remainder of the site is being developed in a park-like setting.
etween 1946 and 1970 the Downsview area experienced massive suburban development. Similar to other communities throughout the City, Downsview’s development was driven by strong immigration to Toronto from Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Africa and Asia. As the region’s population began to grow the city expanded northward and rural areas like Downsview were incorporated into the City of Toronto.