The York Regional Police Training Facility in East Gwillimbury recently received LEED Silver Certification. The facility comprises an 80,000 sq.ft. single-level facility containing office space for staff plus 9 technology and lecture-based classrooms, 4 of which can be combined into a single, large presentation venue. Supporting the classroom functions are meeting rooms, break-out rooms, a central kitchen and lunch room, locker rooms with showers, and specialty rooms for defensive tactics, simulation, fitness and driver training. Dedicated storage space for the training equipment and materials is serviced by a central loading bay and receiving area. Completing the Training Centre Facility is a multi-position 50 metre firing range able to accommodate a variety of training scenarios. Parkin, in joint venture with AECOM, is pleased to announce this LEED accomplishment for this training facility.
Robert Boraks, a Parkin Director, shares some of his ideas as a lead justice designer with the third issue of Justice Trends Magazine. The article is titled, “Prison Design / Developing Correctional Trends in Canada: Some Ideas from a Lead Justice Designer”, released end of June 2018. Robert addresses: Incarceration in Canada; correctional trends we can expect to see in the future; and what will future prisons look like?
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