Construction is well under way at the site of the new Toronto South Detention Centre.
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Construction of the Toronto South Detention Centre, announced May 9, 2008 by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, supports the Ontario government's commitment to safe, strong communities.
This new facility is part of Ontario’s ongoing modernization of correctional services. The Toronto South Detention Centre will replace the aging Toronto Jail, the Toronto West Detention Centre and will also address capacity issues. The Toronto South Detention Centre is on the site of the former Mimico Correctional Centre, which officially closed on December 5, 2011.
The construction of the Toronto South Detention Centre (TSDC) is being completed in two phases. The first phase was the opening of the Toronto Intermittent Centre (TIC), a 320 bed facility housing inmates serving weekend intermittent sentences, which began accepting inmates into custody on December 9, 2011.
The second phase is the construction of a 1,650 bed facility for remanded and sentenced inmates and will offer a number of specialized programs for offenders, including a mental health assessment unit, special needs unit and an Aboriginal healing area.
Toronto South Detention Centre will:
A number of activities are currently underway to prepare the building for opening:
Our goal is to ensure that the province has an efficient and effective correctional infrastructure plan that keeps Ontario’s communities safe and to ensure that individuals in our custody are held in safe, secure and humane conditions.
Toronto South Detention Centre
130 Horner Avenue
Etobicoke ON M8Z 4X8