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"A homelike atmosphere" is the goal at the Metro East Detention Centre, says architect Istvan Lendvay. The new jail, one of two being built in Metro, is expected to open in February. Passers-by in Scarborough have mistaken it for a new apartment building, but there are bars on the windows, placed horizontally to be less conspicuous.

Picture, 1976, English

"A homelike atmosphere" is the goal at the Metro East Detention Centre, says architect Istvan Lendvay. The new jail, one of two being built in Metro, is expected to open in February. Passers-by in Scarborough have mistaken it for a new apartment building, but there are bars on the windows, placed horizontally to be less conspicuous.

Picture, 1976, English

Notes

Metro East Detention Centre, now the Toronto East Detention Centre, located at Civic Road and Sinnott Road, southwest corner. (43.7263263, -79.2804471)
Published in Toronto Star, 30 September 1976, page B3, with article "New jails 'homelike' but they still have steel bars".

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Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Prisons - Canada - Ontario - Toronto - Metro East Detention Centre

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0011163f