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Toronto Police Museum

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Address: 40 College St | At Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario M5G 2J3, Canada
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
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Using interactive displays, this museum documents the history of the...

Using interactive displays, this museum documents the history of the Canadian police, as well as its present operations.

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Interesting off-the-beaten-path exhibit

We happened to stumble across this museum steps away from our hotel. There are some interesting police-history exhibits and a couple of good photo opportunities. Admission is a... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
kOps210
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Farmington, Michigan
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Farmington, Michigan
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We happened to stumble across this museum steps away from our hotel. There are some interesting police-history exhibits and a couple of good photo opportunities. Admission is a free-will offering; for those who are interested in Toronto Police Service attire, a gift shop is across the lobby area.

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The museum is located inside the downtown police station and is free. They do have a container at the entrance asking for donations to maintain it. The gift shop there is excellent and has many items that kids would like!!

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Lincs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This was free to have a look round. There wasn't anyone else there when we went. Some of the exhibits had fallen over and blocked the descriptions. There are some interesting cases displayed. Very good exhibition overall. The shop in the foyer had very friendly staff.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Free activity (donation suggested). This museum was probably designed in the 1980s or beginning of the 1990s and it seems that it hasn't really been updated since. Little boys will enjoy seeing the police car and motorcycle. It's a fun activity to do if you have kids and happen to be in the area. Having known, we wouldn't have gone... More 

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Montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The museum has a lot of information panels to read about the history of policing in Toronto. Some of the history is about the various police chief (maybe commissioners) through the years. Some is about the various smaller police departments that were eventually merged to make the current police force. There are exhibits of uniforms and equipment used during different... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We have gone to this museum many times.When my son had a day off school Each time we go we find it very informative. There is a variety of displays covering many areas. There is interactive things also. It doesnt take a long time to go though. Well done and is admission of donation.

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Chatham, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This was an awesome place to visit. History of Police in Toronto probably is same as other cities. Imagine, the Car caused to early rise of the Force, from Traffic to getting to the crime scene. From Traffic control to the rise of Investigative procedures and the amount of due diligence Police do Get It Right - Impressive!

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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

We encountered this museum in the police department building purely by chance whilst on walkabout in Toronto. There is no entry charge but there is a container for donations. It is well worth 30 mins to an hour to see a history of the Toronto Police department, including uniforms, equipment and details of some famous local crimes. The curator even... More 

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colonel77
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

The Toronto Police Museum & Discovery Centre is a not-for-profit registered charity, operating in close partnership with, but separate from the Toronto Police Service ... The Museum is solely funded through guided tours, sales from their gift shop, and research requests ... Whether you have only a few minutes or an hour or two, you should enjoy and appreciate your... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

The museum traces the history of the Toronto Police Force and since 1958 when it merged with 13 other regional police forces. to form the Toronto Metropolitan Police. God coverage of the almost 200 year history of the Force. Women were part of the Force early on and achieved equal pay decades ago. Something I was surprised and pleased to... More 

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