On Wednesday, October 4, the Peel Regional Police (PRP) hosted the official groundbreaking ceremony for what will be its new Operational Support Facility (OSF) at 8100 Mississauga Road, Brampton.
Members of DIALOG were in attendance, alongside PRP Staff Superintendent of Innovation and Technology, Rob Shearer, who served as the Emcee.
Designed to support Peel’s regional growth demands, the new 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will be nestled amongst residential and commercial properties and will span five storeys. It will house a number of operational units, including a new Communications Centre, Community Safety Wellbeing Services (CSWB), Road Safety Services, IT Services, Records Department, Call Diversion, and analytics from Corporate Strategy. With a design that prioritizes a welcoming environment for all visitors, the plan also features a Community Room where residents can book gatherings, meetings, and presentations.
With DIALOG overseeing architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning & design, the OSF’s design ensures every bureau on each floor has access to a year-round interior collaboration garden within walking distance of each desk. These areas, spanning two floors each, are inter-connected by public stairs, allowing occupants to connect not just on their assigned floors but throughout the building. Complementing these are seasonal outdoor open-air gardens, offering privacy from the public realm.
The new facility is part of an organizational transformation as Peel Regional Police evolves to meet the needs of one of Canada’s most diverse and fastest-growing communities. OSF is a mass timber structure and is targeting zero carbon. Anticipated completion is for early 2027.