The new 41 Division will provide a modern and efficient workspace for the Toronto Police Service, serving the community for decades to come. The new building and public spaces will provide not only a sense of welcoming, but opportunities for greater community connections.
The new 41 Division design phase is nearing completion. Extensive community engagement with area residents and community agencies helped inform the design of the new division's public spaces such as the large multi-purpose community room, the outdoor event plaza and landscape planters / seating, spaces allocated for public art, and increased planting of shade trees and culturally significant plant material, to name but a few.
In response to the goal being set forth by the City of Toronto to require City Agencies, Corporations and Division-owned facilities to be Net Zero Emissions by 2023, 41 Division will be the first building within the Toronto Police Service facility portfolio that is designed in compliance with the Zero Carbon Building Standard. The building will also feature a large green roof and solar panels to assist in reducing energy consumption.
Construction is scheduled to begin April 2022 with project completion expected in the summer of 2025. The existing and new 41 Divisions will be demolished and built in phases, respectively, to allow for continued and uninterrupted operations of the existing 41 Division.
- April 2019: WZMH Architects hired through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process
- April 2020: Eastern Construction hired through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process
- Summer 2019 to Spring 2020: Investigative / Schematic Design
- Summer 2020 to Spring 2021: Schematic Design / Detailed Design
- Summer 2021 to Spring 2022: Preparation of construction/contract drawings & approvals
- Spring 2021 to Summer 2022: Sequential permitting & Site Plan Approval Process
- Winter 2022 to Summer 2022: Sequential procurement of construction trades
- May 6, 2022: – Proposed Ground Breaking Ceremony
- April 2022 to December 2023: Phase 1 (Demolition & Construction)
- January 2024 to July 2025: Phase 2 (Demolition & Construction)
Timelines are subject to change.
About the Project
- Building Area: 78,728 sq. ft., gross floor area (total)
- Above Grade: 54,922 sq. ft., gross floor area (excluding underground garage)
- Below Grade: 23,826 sq. ft., gross floor area (30 TPS parking spaces, underground)
- Design Status: Working Drawing Stage
- Construction Start: March 2022 (Demolition)
- Substantial Performance: expected Quarter 1 2025 (approximately 3 years of construction).
- Open to the public: expected Quarter 2 2025
- Official Opening: To be announced
- Community Space: Large multi-functional Community room with AV and Wifi capabilities. Also a Reporting Kiosk, Event Plaza and surrounding public space with public art
- City Requirements: The Toronto Green Standard (TGS) Standard v.3 (for City Agency, Corporation & Division-Owned Facilities), including the requirement to be a Net Zero GHG Emissions building; the 2021 Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines; and the City of Toronto Design Review Panel (City Planning).
2022 Quarter 1
April 30, 2022 – Site mobilization, Abatement and Demolition of Phase 1
March 11, 2022: Site Plan Approval – Resubmission #2
February 3, 2022: Town Hall Meeting. The Facilities Management Unit of the Toronto Police Service, in collaboration with Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson’s office, hosted a Community Town Hall to provide interested community members with a project update. Feedback from community members over the course of the project has informed the design of public spaces for the new 41 Division Station.
January 31, 2022: Mechanical system revised to Geothermal. The new 41 Division Station will be the first Net Zero Emissions building in the TPS asset base
Presentations & Summaries
Townhall Meeting - February 3, 2022
Community Townhall Meeting Presentation on future 41 Division station.
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You can reach out to our Facilitiies Management Unit Senior Project Coordinator for more information or reach out to the 41 Division Management Team.
Thomas Levesque, B. Arch.
Email: [email protected]