The Toronto Police Service is commencing the design of its new 55 Division Station at 1627 Danforth Avenue, Toronto. This project is expected to be the first phase (Block “D”) to be constructed of the larger Danforth Garage Master Plan re-development planned for the former TTC Danforth Garage site (bounded by Danforth Avenue, Coxwell Avenue, Hillingdon Avenue and the rear property line of the Woodrow Avenue homes adjacent). Following design, construction of the Toronto Police Service’s new 55 Division Station is expected to take approximately three years, with occupancy expected by the end of 2026.

The new station will replace the existing 55 Division Station & Sub-Station (101 Coxwell Ave. and 41 Cranfield Rd.), and is a Transformational Task Force recommendation which will reduce long-term costs of operating 2 buildings, resulting in a modernized, more economical & more efficient public safety delivery model.

Project Timeline

  • December 2019: WZMH Architects hired through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process
  • Summer 2021: Design Kick-off
  • Summer 2021 to Spring 2022: Community Consultation, leading to Concept Design
  • Summer 2022 to Fall 2022: Schematic Design
  • Winter 2022 to Winter 2023: Preparation of construction/contract drawings & Approvals
  • Summer 2023: Procurement of construction services
  • Winter 2023 to Winter 2026: Anticipated construction

Timelines are subject to change.
 

About the Project

  • ± 70,000 sq. ft. Gross Floor Area (above grade)
  • ± 250 parking garage spaces (TBC)
  • $50.5 M Project Budget approved
  • will include a Community Room, for use by the public
  • will meet the requirements of:
    • the 2022 Toronto Green Standard (TGS) Standard v.4 (for City Agency, Corporation & Division-Owned Facilities), including the requirement to be a Net Zero GHG Emissions building
    • the 2021 Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines
    • the City of Toronto Design Review Panel (City Planning)

Project Updates
 

2022 QUARTER 1


January 24, 2022
Townhall Meeting 1

On January 24, 2022 the Facilities Management Unit of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) hosted (Virtual) Town Hall Meeting 1 for the New 55 Division Station.  Members of the public, Community Resource Group (CRG) members, representatives from Councillor Bradford’s office (Ward 19), Councillor Fletcher’s office (Ward 14), CreateTO, and members of the project design team attended and participated in the meeting. 

The purpose of this first Town Hall meeting was to introduce the project to the community, and to review the draft Guiding Principles/Project Vision and the Site Design “Big Moves” before commencing the design of the New 55 Division Station.  

The presentation and a report of the meeting is posted on this website (see Townhall Meeting 1, and Townhall Meeting 1 Summary, located in the Presentations & Summaries section).

 

January 11, 2022
Community Resource Group (CRG) Meeting 2

On January 11, 2022 the Facilities Management Unit of the Toronto Police Service hosted Community Resource Group (CRG) Meeting 02 for the new 55 Division Station. Fourteen (14) local residents or representatives of community groups/local organizations that had expressed interest were invited to attend, along with representatives from Councillor Bradford’s office (Ward 19), Councillor Fletcher’s office (Ward 14), and CreateTO. Members of the project design team attended and participated in the meeting.

Following a brief overview of the project and an update (status, scope, development schedule, its position within the larger Danforth Garage Redevelopment, etc.) the CRG had an open discussion to confirm the draft Design Guiding Principles and the Project Vision that were developed in CRG Meeting 01. The focus then turned to an open discussion about the Site Design Constraints & Opportunities in keeping with those Design Guiding Principles and the Project Vision.

The presentation and a report of the meeting is posted on this website (see CRG Meeting 2 (presentation), and CRG Meeting 2 Summary, located in the Presentations & Summaries section).
 

2021 Quarter 4

October, 2021
Community Resource Group (CRG) Meeting 1

On October 26, 2021 the Facilities Management Unit of the Toronto Police Service hosted the first Community Resource Group (CRG) Meeting for the new 55 Division Station. Fourteen (14) local residents or representatives of community groups/local organizations that had expressed interest were invited to attend, along with representatives from Councillor Bradford’s office (Ward 19), Councillor Fletcher’s office (Ward 14), and CreateTO. Members of the project design team attended and participated in the meeting.

The purpose of the first meeting was to kick off the series of Community Resource Group meetings by introducing the project team, describing the project (status, scope, development schedule, its position within the larger Danforth Garage Redevelopment, etc.), describing the community consultation process, and reviewing and confirming the terms of reference for the CRG. Once these introductory matters were discussed, the CRG had an open discussion to generate Design Guiding Principles so as to create a project vision.

A report of that discussion will be posted on this website once finalized.

 
September 2021

Community Resource Group (CRG) Formed

The Toronto Police Service formed a Community Resource Group (CRG) composed of fourteen interested and affected residents or representatives of local organizations having a stake in the outcome of the project. The CRG will serve as an advisory body that acts as a sounding board to the project design team at key decision points during the consultation process. The CRG will meet multiple times throughout the design process.

The application process for the CRG is now closed. If you have any questions about the CRG process, please contact Doug Giles, Sr. Project Co-ordinator, Facilities Management, Toronto Police Services at [email protected] or call 416-808-7732.

Presentations and Summaries

CRG Meeting 1 Presentation

CRG Meeting 1 Summary

CRG Meeting 2 Presentation

CRG Meeting 2 Summary

Town Hall Meeting 1

Townhall Meeting 1 Summary

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Getting Involved

If you would like more informaiton or would like to get involved in the project, please contact our project coordinator.

Douglas Giles, OAA
Sr. Project Coordinator
Facilities Management Unit
Toronto Police Service
Cell: 647-241-6850
Office: 416-808-7732
Email: [email protected]

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