The City of Toronto and Toronto Police Service need your help in selecting a site for a new police station from a shortlist of three properties for a consolidated 54 & 55 Division.
The City of Toronto’s Real Estate Services division, in partnership with the Toronto Police Service and City Planning, has conducted a search for suitable properties for a new police station within the service areas of 54 Division and 55 Division. After evaluating a long list of properties through a set of criteria, a shortlist of the following three properties was identified:
- East York Civic Centre located at 850 Coxwell Avenue
- Danforth TTC Garage located at 1627 Danforth Avenue
- Current 55 Division police station located at 101 Coxwell Avenue
Toronto Police Service is working towards implementing a new modernized policing model for the City of Toronto that is innovative, sustainable and affordable. In February, 2017, the Toronto Police Service (the Service/TPS) adopted the Transformational Task Force’s report called Action Plan: The Way Forward as the Service’s business plan. Through this plan, the Service will produce a modernized policing model that will place communities at its core, optimize the use of resources and technology and embrace partnerships as a means of enhancing capacity and capability.
One of the 32 recommendations contained in the Action Plan is a phased redesign of the Service’s divisional structure and alignment of facilities. With all boundaries from the city map lifted, demand and work load modelling will be used to inform new boundaries and facility locations. Consolidation of D54 and D55 were identified as a priority based on this recommendation and the needs of the Service for better, more suitable police stations in some areas. The Action Plan also identifies public engagement as a vital part of the process of consolidation and selection of a new site for a modern police station.
COMMUNITY CONSULTATION MEETINGS
Community feedback is an important part of the site selection process. Two community consultation meetings will be held to ensure that the new site is selected based on the needs and the vision of the Toronto Police Service and the communities they serve. One meeting will be held in the catchment area of 54 Division and one in the catchment area of 55 Division.
At the community consultation meetings we propose to present and seek feedback on the criteria used to evaluate the three shortlisted sites, as well as understand the community’s vision for a modern police station and how it fits with the shortlisted sites.
|Community Consultation Meeting #1
East York Civic Centre, Council Chamber
850 Coxwell Ave.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
|Community Consultation Meeting #2
SH Armstrong Community Centre
Gymnasium, 56 Woodfield Rd.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:45 – 9:15 pm
GET IN TOUCH WITH US
If you have any questions or input you would like to share with the project team, please do not hesitate to connect with any of the following team members:
|Toronto Police Service
|Real Estate Services
Manager Development & Portfolio Planning
Senior Planner Community Planning