Ontario Provincial Police & Attorney General Headquarters
The 640,000 square foot facility houses the Ontario Provincial Police and the Administration Division of the Ministry of the Solicitor General.
A curved, two-storey concourse and light-filled atria promote a sense of accessibility and welcome to visitors. The complex also includes a museum, a 450-foot communications tower, a helicopter facility and pad, a canine facility and parking for 1300 cars.
The intent was to create a facility that ‘appeared’ to be highly transparent of the activities within; making policing ‘visible’ to the public. This was achieved by creating the glazed public concourse and individual atriums that penetrated deep into the building, while continuing to ensure the sensitive areas of the program remained secure.