Designed by Perkins+Will Canada
Photo by Alina Cornea Architectural Photography
Designed to replace the C.O Bick College in Toronto, this new LEED Silver Certified training facility brings together Toronto Police Service Training and Department of National Defence programs currently operating throughout the city. The new facility houses two 50m tactical firearm training areas, fitness facilities, cafeteria, locker rooms and classroom facilities. The Toronto Police share common program space with The Department of National Defence (Toronto Scottish Regiment)
Ground source heat pumps coupled to a 400 ft. deep 150 well, vertical borefield located under the parking lot meets the building's heating and cooling requirements, with ventilation air being provided through energy efficient air-to-air heat recovery rooftop units. The firing range air handling systems, which include heat recovery glycol run around loops between the exhaust and supply airstreams, comply with the applicable National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) standards. Through these measures, the facility has exceeded the Model National Energy Code for Buildings (MNECB) predicted annual building energy consumption by approximately 44%. The firing range building also features a green roof.