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In pictures: Toronto's Downsview Park at the centre of political controversy

A large park located on the site of a former military base, Downsview Park has become the focus of a public struggle between city officials and the federal government

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Amy Cheng harvests her crop early June 19, 2013. Cheng runs Red Pocket Farm, a small farm at Downsview Park that specializes in growing Asian vegetables.

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Ministry of Labour inspectors pore over the collapsed stage at Downsview Park. One man was killed when the stage collapsed prior to a Radiohead concert, June 17, 2012.

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Former Downsview Park Board of Directors Chair David Soknacki is shown at the park, December 6 2012.

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A general view of Downsview Park, December 06 2012. Local residents fear that the federal government will be tempted to sell off more of Canada's largest urban national park to developers.

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A view of the sales centre for the home units planned for Downsview Park. Toronto Councillor Maria Augimeri has described federal plans for the park as ‘shrouded in secrecy.’

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General view of Downsview Park in Toronto. Councillor Maria Augimeri says the city should take ownership of the park.

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General view of Downsview Park on Keele St., Toronto. Councillor Maria Augimeri and mayoral candidate David Soknacki have expressed concerns about the federal government’s plans for the park.

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The Canadian Air & Space Museum's full-scale model of the Avro Arrow is displayed at Downsview Park in Toronto.


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