Toronto Police Museum and Discovery Centre

Type: Museum

This museum is a 3,000 sq ft. atrium located in the Police Headquarters building. It is dedicated to expanding the community’s understanding of policing in Toronto from 1834 to the present.


Conservation / Preservation:


Many artefacts related to policing and the administration of justice in Toronto from 1834 to the present, including police weapons, uniforms, vehicles, and other policing technology, and police station furniture.


A small, on-site archive containing photographs, newspaper clippings, Chief annual reports, police reports, log-books, and other documents.  Museum staff is available to assist with research requests for a fee/donation, but archive materials are not accessible to the public. Requests must be made by email.

Public Programming:


  • Displays of artefacts, such as weapons and uniforms, from the collection that illustrate the changing nature of policing from 1834 to the present; vehicles in particular are accessible to young children.
  • Recreations of crime scenes, jail cells, police stations, and court rooms.

Volunteer/Internship/Placement Opportunities:


Address & Contact Information:

40 College Street
Toronto, ON
M5G 2J3

Phone: 416-808-7020

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Key Words: police, legal