CFS - Evidence Submission

Centre of Forensic Sciences

Evidence submission

Seek Consultation

Package Exhibits

Complete Submission Form

Deliver to CFS

Seek Consultation

Section Scientific Advisors are available for consultation prior to submitting exhibits for examination. The advisors will identify the most relevant items to submit and will provide a consultation tracking number to include on the submission form.

Package Exhibits

All exhibits must be securely packaged for submission. Please consult the Handbook for the Forensic Investigator for appropriate packaging materials and recommended safe handling and packaging practices.

Completing a Submission Form

A completed case submission form must accompany all cases submitted for examination. The submission form is an e-form that must be properly filled out in its entirety to avoid processing delays. The form contains a help menu as well as written instructions to assist with form completion. The form (with generated 2-D barcodes) is then printed and submitted with the case items. If an error is made, the form must be electronically corrected and reprinted in its entirety. Include the relayed tracking number from any case consultations, if applicable.


Delivering your items to the Centre of Forensic Sciences

Toronto Laboratory

Submissions may be delivered to CFS in -person during regular office hours or in the overnight storage lockers outside regular business hours. Items may also be sent by courier or mail.

The CRO is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays. In person submissions are received at CRO ground floor at the rear of building. Directions to the Toronto laboratory.

After Hours Lockers

After hour storage lockers are available for the submission of cases and exhibits outside of regular hours of operation. Do not submit potential explosives in the After Hour Lockers. Contact the CRO at 647-329-1350 to arrange for delivery of such exhibits during regular office hours.

Vehicle and Large Item Submissions

Seek consultation with the appropriate Section Scientific Advisor prior to submitting a vehicle or large item for examination. A vehicle bay may be assigned (if needed) and a consultation tracking number will be provided to include on the submission form. Please contact CRO with the expected delivery date and time to ensure someone is available to provide assistance.

If a submission cannot be made during regular office hours, building security is available for escort to the vehicle bay. Leave the keys to the vehicle (and the warrant, if applicable) on the windshield and include any special instructions on the submission form (e.g. protect interior for fingerprinting). Drop off the submission form for the vehicle in the After Hours Lockers area.

Northern Regional Laboratory

Submissions may be delivered to CFS in person during regular office hours or in the overnight storage lockers outside of regular business hours. Items may also be sent by courier or mail.

The CRO is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays. In person submissions are received at CRO located inside the main laboratory entrance. Directions to the Northern Regional Laboratory.

After Hours Lockers

A series of secure lockers, are available to clients for after-hours delivery of items. OLG security will provide clients with access to the lockers area.

Do not submit potential explosives in the After Hours Lockers. Contact the CRO at 705-945-6553 to arrange for delivery of such exhibits during regular office hours.

Vehicle and Large Item Submissions

Seek consultation with the appropriate Section Scientific Advisor prior to submitting a vehicle or large item for examination. You will be provided a consultation tracking number for your submission. Please contact CRO with the expected delivery date and time to ensure someone is available to provide assistance.