Maple Airport

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Maple Airport
Summary
Airport type Private
Owner Dr. Philip Macfarlane
Maple Flying Club
Great Pine Ridge Developments
Neiltown Air Limited
Operator Maple Flying Club
Great Pine Ridge Developments
Neiltown Air Limited
Location Maple, Ontario
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Coordinates 43°50′36″N 079°31′37″W / 43.84333°N 79.52694°W / 43.84333; -79.52694Coordinates: 43°50′36″N 079°31′37″W / 43.84333°N 79.52694°W / 43.84333; -79.52694
Map
Maple Airport is located in Ontario
Maple Airport
Maple Airport
Location in Ontario
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3,700 1,100 Asphalt (originally grass)
2,500 760 Asphalt (originally grass)

Maple Airport was a small airfield in the Township of Vaughan (now a city) in York Region, Ontario, that was open from 1955 until 1987. The airport, established by Marion Alice Orr, one of Canada's first women pilots, consisted of two runways in an X pattern; 3,700 ft (1,100 m) and 2,500 ft (760 m). The early runway were grass strip and paved over in 1960.

At one point, the Maple Airport was the third busiest private commercial and civilian airport in Canada not to have a control tower.

The urbanization of Vaughan and the Maple area led to the closure of the airport 1987.

Nothing remains of the airport today, which is now a housing development and Maple Creek PS now occupies the site. A small park in the neighbourhood was named Maple Airport Park in honour of the former airport.

Buildings[edit]

The early buildings of the airport were the farmhouse and barn from the original owners. Tie-down hangars were added, but no permanent airport structures were built.

Tenants[edit]

  • Maple Flying Club
  • Gillies Flying Service
  • Maple Air Services Ltd.
  • Neiltown Air Limited
  • Auberge Maple Inn - restaurant

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