Downsview is a neighbourhood is located in North York. Its name comes from an old farmstead near the present-day intersection of Wilson Ave and Keele St that was established around 1842. Downsview is bounded by several major roads, Hwy 401 on the South, Hwy 400 to the West, with Sheppard Ave bordering the North and Allen Rd on the East. Keele St is a major north-south thoroughfare in Downsview.
There are 16 schools in Downsview including:
- Ancaster Public School
- Beverley Heights Middle School
- Blaydon Public School
- Centennial College – Downsview Campus
Public transportation facilities include two subway stations. Wilson Station and Downsview Park Station. Regional train services run by GO Transit also stop at the Downsview Park Station.
Downsview has several small municipal parks, including Chalkfarm Park and Downsview Dells Park. Other public facilities include Ancaster Community Centre and Chalkfarm Community Centre. Plus the Toronto Public Library – Downsview Branch located at 2793 Keele St. Downsview Airport (ICAO: CYZD) is located in Downsview but is not a commercial operation.
Downsview Coordinates: 43°43′56″N 79°29′36″W