Yup. The RCAF flew F-86 Sabers out of Downsview…
There will always be people complaining about things that inconvenience them.
As a young Sqn duty officer I received a noise complaint from a citizen in Ottawa who was adamant it was the military. I took down all the details and researched the complaint. Turn out it was the Ornge medevac helicopter landing at the Civic hospital’s landing pad. Want to know what made the complaint even more ridiculous? The complainant was an MD with a home-based practice one block from the Civic hospital. He wasn’t thrilled when he received a Cc: copy of the letter I sent the Ontario Ministry of health on his behalf complaining about the noise created by Ontario’s air ambulance program. (My CO took me off the duty officer roster…perhaps he didn’t appreciate my initiative to stop noise
Anyway, the whole point is that DND honestly does it’s best not to be jerk to folks in the surrounding area, and not just at DHtC but other places DND has a footprint, but at some point you can’t keep everyone happy. I choose to celebrate the sound of CH-146s or CH-147Fs flying over my backyard. At least they’re not black and spying on me.