Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services :: Why Downsview?

Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex

conceptual drawing

Why Downsview?

The proposed complex would be located on government-owned land, eliminating the need to buy new property.

Overall redevelopment plans for the site present a unique, cost-effective opportunity to build a state-of-the-art facility that brings the province’s Centre of Forensic Sciences, the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Provincial Forensic Pathology Unit under one roof. It is also an ideal location that can accommodate current program delivery requirements along with future growth.

In addition, infrastructure improvements such as new municipal roads, a park, and the building of a hospital, all of which will benefit the community, are planned. As the area develops, the project will have a positive impact on the local economy, both during the construction phase, as well as when the facility is operational.