215 Carlingview Dr, Unit #110
112C From Kipling Station
52 Lawrence West from Lawrence Station
7 Northbound from Square One
7 Southbound from Terminal 1 Basement
107 North from Square One
107 South from Westwood Terminal
24 Northbound from Skymark Hub
Toll Free: 1.888.673.3315
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 7:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 6:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 6:00
Threshold Aviation was established in 1995 as a Pilot Supply and Aviation Hobby retailer in Mississauga Ontario. In 2007 Threshold Aviation launched partner company Horizon Aviation Training & Flight Simulations, North American’s first provider of Flight Simulator Adventures to the general public. Today the two companies have combined to provide the worlds first fully integrated Aviation Supply and Flight Simulator Adventure companies offering a range of products from Pilot Supplies and Aviation Hobby Merchandise to thrilling Flight Simulator Adventures.
In October 1995 Bill Christopulos, then a flight instructor, who is presently a captain on the Airbus A319/A320/A321 at Air Canada, founded Threshold Aviation. He decided that he wanted to offer the aviation community in the GTA, a place where customers could go and swap aviation stories, pick up the latest aviation reading material, and check out the latest in pilot supplies.
Originally the store was located on the 2nd floor of an industrial plaza in an 800 square foot unit. Threshold Aviation slowly started to grow as an alternative style aviation store, offering outstanding service, and top quality products.
One year after Threshold's opening, the store expanded with the addition of a new partner to the business, Mickey Bodog. Mickey has been working at Pearson International Airport since 1990 as an Aircraft serviceman for Consolidated Aviation. He brought with him a wealth of knowledge in computer flight simulation, giving the store a unique new product to the industry. This enabled Threshold to provide a wider range of products and services to better serve the local community.
In 1997 Threshold made its first location change, moving to the front of the plaza on Derry Road just east of Torbram Road. The new location, with more visibility and an excellent view of Pearson Airport, helped to increase customer familiarity with the young store. Over the next four years, Threshold continued to grow at that location. Threshold Aviation expanded its customer base, by attending local aviation trade and hobby shows. They have been an active member of the Airliners International Toronto club since 1995. In 1997 they also became Canada's first Pilot supply and aviation hobby store on the internet, introducing their website at www.thresholdaviation.com, enabling them to serve customers from around the world.
By the spring of 2001 the old location was becoming too small to accommodate the growth of the store, so in May 2001 Threshold Aviation made the move to a ground floor unit, in the plaza on the corner of Derry Road and Torbram Road at the north side of Pearson Airport. From their humble beginnings, Threshold Aviation has grown to accommodate the growing needs of the aviation community, offering products such as pilot supplies, training supplies, and also a wide selection of Flight Simulation software, hardware, Books, Videos, Clothing, Pictures, and models.
In 2007 Threshold launched Horizon Aviation, along with new partner Slawko Borys who’s background included management roles at a number of Canada’s Airlines, with a focus on Flight Operations. Horizon was North America’s first provider of Flight Simulator Adventures to the general public, with the Horizon 737NG Sim, pilots and enthusiasts alike are able to fly to points all over the world from the comfort of our Flight Simulator Centre in Toronto
In 2012 Horizon and Threshold were joined together under the Threshold Aviation banner to better serve the ever changing needs of our customers. In the summer of 2012 we launched our new Threshold Aviation Pilot Shop & Flight Simulator Centre located at 215 Carlingview Dr. #110 in Toronto, Ontario. Our new location offers customers a fully integrated Pilot Shop & Flight Simulator Centre, making bookings and reservations even easier via our newly updated www.thresholdaviation.com website.
In the Spring of 2014, Mr Borys left the Threshold team due to time constraints with his airline position. Replacing him is Faheem Ahmed, who was an employee and manager of the store since our move to Carlingview. Faheem's background includes web development and photography, and he brings with him an indepth knowledge of the aircraft model world and is well versed in the current airline industry.
In 2017, founder and partner Bill Christopolous left Threshold to focus on his career and other projects.
The owners and staff invite everyone to stop by for visit, and look forward to seeing you!