Designed by Stantec Architecture Ltd. Architects
Photo by Alina Cornea Architectural Photography
This Toronto Police Service and Civilian 11 Division Headquarters houses offices, staff change/locker areas, a fitness centre, interview rooms and detention cells. A portion of the 100-year-old Carleton Village Public School, built in Edwardian Neo-Classical style, that previously occupied the site is incorporated into the new building. The existing school façade sits front and centre at the corner of Davenport Road and Osler Street, with a contemporary addition to the north and west. The school's exterior brick and stone walls have been restored, while the windows and lost cornices were replaced to reflect their initial design.
Mechanical systems respect the historic exterior envelop by locating all air intakes and exhaust outlets in the addition and away from the heritage building. The post disaster construction criteria for the police headquarters also necessitated a seismic restraint solution for the building mechanical systems that worked in concert with the structural system revisions. Ceiling heights were maximized in the heritage portion of the building through the use of distributed heat pumps to minimize ductwork and piping infrastructure in the ceiling space.
2013 OAA - Design Excellence Award
2012 American Institute of Architects, Justice Facilities Review Awards - Award of Excellence, Merit
2013 PUG Awards - People's Choice Award