Forensics Services and Coroner's Complex (FSCC)

Forensics Services and Coroner's Complex (FSCC)

PDC Architects - WZMH Architects/SmithGroupJJR and DBFM Architects - Stantec Architecture/MWL Architects
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services / Infrastructure Ontario
Landscape Architect:
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
General Contractor:
Carillion Canada Inc.
About the Project

The new Forensic Services and Coroner’s is one of only three forensic facilities of its kind in the world. The new facility is seen as a catalyst for the revitalization of the former Provincial campus located at the intersection Wilson Ave and Downsview Drive. The relationship between the complex, the city and neighbourhood achieves a careful balance of form and function, safety and security, present and future flexibility.

Expressed as three distinct masses - Podium, Laboratory and Office Blocks - the articulated complex relates in mass and character to its neighbourhood. The podium utilizes extensive transparency in public areas at grade to achieve community connection. The library component, a key public function, is given prominence as an articulated glass box within the elevation. A light filled atrium separates the lab and office blocks. This ‘Forensics Commons’ provides necessary collaborative space within this highly secure program.

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