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Forensic Science and Coroner’s Complex

Investigating crime with an urban attitude

  • 665K

    Square Feet

  • LEED

    Gold Certified

  • Toronto, Ontario

    Toronto, Ontario

Creating a secure space for collaboration and learning

When evidence of failing infrastructure emerged at the Centre of Forensic Sciences and the Office of the Chief Coroner, the Province of Ontario responded. The result: a new Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex in Toronto. Part of an overall master plan for a new precinct in north Toronto, the site fronts on Wilson Ave and extends south to Downsview Drive.

Expressed as three distinct masses—Podium, Laboratory Block and Office Block—the articulated complex relates in mass and character to its neighbourhood. The podium utilizes transparency to achieve community connection. The court entry leads to a waiting space visually connected to the street. The wood soffit of the north-south canopy leads to the main Forensics entry on the west side. Above the podium, a light filled atrium separates the lab and office blocks. This forensics common space provides collaborative space in this highly secure program.

Sustainable design strategies support staff well-being but also results in a durable, cost and operationally efficient building.

At a Glance

PDC Architect
WZMH Architects
DBFM Architect
Stantec / MWL Architects
Meet Our Team

Tom Kyle, Principal

We need to understand the world objectively, and train ourselves on how to be helpful even if we are on the outside looking in.

Michael Moxam, Vice President, Architecture

Every intervention impacts the public realm and contributes to community building. This is both our opportunity and our responsibility.
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Dan Munteanu, Senior Associate

It’s rewarding to remember the sort of impact that our healthcare buildings have on so many people and their lives.

Christopher Wilson, Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Buildings (US West)

Leading my team to create vibrant and healthy places makes me feel like I’m contributing to the future of Sacramento, my home community.
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Tom Kyle


Michael Moxam

Vice President, Architecture

Dan Munteanu

Senior Associate

Christopher  Wilson

Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Buildings (US West)

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