TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - Toronto's Canadian Air & Space Museum
has received notice from its landlord Parc Downsview Park that the Park
will be closing the Museum to regular business.
The Park, a branch of the federal government, has control over the
Museum's access after changing the locks following last Tuesday's
original eviction notice. This threatens to bring a sudden and
disappointing close to the Canadian Air & Space Museum's 13-year
operation of providing the public an opportunity to experience Canadian
The original eviction notice was delivered September 20th and the locks were changed by early afternoon. Yet, as the media
immediately descended upon the Museum to cover this breaking story,
Downsview Park advised media that it would extend a six month stay of
execution, verbally stating the Museum could carry on business.
In contradiction to what it said to the media, two emails were sent late
last week to Museum CEO Rob Cohen, from Parc Downsview Park's Senior VP
of Operations Robert Singleton, stating that the six month extension "was to facilitate the orderly wind-down of your operations" only.
These and other messages continue the Park's reputation for saying one
thing, and acting upon another.
Note: Parc Downsview Park's Annual Public Meeting is being held TONIGHT
at 7:30pm. Members and supporters of the Museum are being encouraged to
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Rob Cohen, Museum CEO
Museum: 416-638-6078 / Cell: 416-712-9270
Ian McDougall, Museum Chairman
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