Ontario’s newest and largest jail is almost 234,000 square-metres of concrete, steel and impenetrable Plexiglas windows and has the technology to cavity-search an inmate without laying a hand on him.
The TSDC, which will replace the aging Don Jail and the Toronto West Detention Centre and attempt to relieve overcrowding, also boasts 54 program rooms, including libraries, a ventilated room for Aboriginal smudging sessions, and a multi-faith prayer room with a footwash station for Muslim inmates. Read more…
Photos of the facility can be found on the TorontoIST website.
Residents are invited to tour Etobicoke’s new superjail this weekend. Half-hour tours of the Toronto South Detention Centre (TSDC) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6. The TSDC is located at 169 Horner Ave. Tour participants are asked to enter through the main entrance. Limited public parking is available in the area. Rules include: no cellular phones, cameras, or backpacks will be allowed in the facility; no photography will be permitted; and all persons entering the facility will be subject to a security screening.