Museum & Discovery Centre
The Toronto Police Museum & Discovery Centre is open to the public at police headquarters
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- Museum & Discovery Centre
Occupying 3,000 square feet in the atrium at police headquarters at 40 College St., the Museum reflects the rich tradition and history of policing in our great city.
The Toronto Police Museum & Discovery Centre is a not-for-profit registered charity, operating in close partnership with, but separate from the Toronto Police Service that was built entirely from private donations.
The Museum is funded solely through guided tours, donations, sales from our gift shop and research requests.
Our facility offers a vibrant blend of the new and old, with interesting interactive displays dedicated to expanding the community's understanding of past and present policing in Toronto.
Museum and Discovery Centre hours: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Statutory holidays.
Please note that, for the safety of employees and visitors, all persons entering Toronto Police Service headquarters must go through security screening. You are not required to submit to screening. You may leave at any time but, if you do not consent to this screening, you will be denied entry.
Guided tours are dependent on availability and need be booked in advance. Tours start at 10 a.m. with the last booking at 2:30pm. Minimum 10 people and maximum 20.
All guided tours must be booked in ahead of time by submitting a booking form (see below) by email and receiving confirmation.
It is suggested that after your tour, to consider a visit to the 808 Gift Shop across from the Museum entrance. Gift shop hours: Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Please note that, for the safety of employees and visitors, all persons entering Toronto Police Service headquarters must go through security screening. You are not required to submit to screening. You may leave at any time but, if you do not consent to this screening, you will be denied entry. Thank you for your cooperation.
All inquires must be submitted via email using the Museum Research Request form (TPS 993) below. All research requests are limited to items within the Toronto Police Museum and Discovery Centre Archive. We attempt to respond to requests within 30 days, however, due to resources and information availability your request may take longer than anticipated.
The 808 Gift Shop is located in the lobby of Toronto Police Headquarters across from the entry to the Museum and Discovery Centre. The 808 is open Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., excluding weekends and statutory holidays. Profits from the 808 help fund the day to day operation of the Museum and Discovery Centre. Feel free to email us, or visit the Gift Shop website.
Museum Research Request (TPS 993)
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Contact Museum & Discovery Centre
Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.