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Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex

Architect's rendering of the new Forensic Sciences and Coroners' Complex

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The new Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex

In keeping with its commitment to community safety, the Government of Ontario is proposing a new Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex to be located in Downsview (Wilson Avenue and Keele Street). The new, state-of-the-art facility would replace the current facilities located in downtown Toronto.

The new complex has been proposed to take up six acres of government-owned land in the Downsview area. It would provide the Centre of Forensic Sciences, the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service with the facilities and technology they need to enhance their ability to continue to fulfill their role in keeping Ontario’s communities safe.

Construction has begun and is expected to be completed in early 2013.

When completed, the new complex will significantly increase Ontario’s ability to meet the demands of modern forensic investigations and criminal prosecutions.

Moving this project forward supports the public inquiry report of Justice Stephen Goudge who recommended a new, modern facility to house the Office of the Chief Coroner and related forensic pathology services.

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Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex
1201 Wilson Avenue
North York ON M3M 3G8