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Treaty Three Police Station

Located on the shore of Round Lake in Kenora, the Treaty Three Police Station is the first facility in Ontario specifically designed and built for an Aboriginal Police Force. The project combined programming and security requirements from both the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and RCMP.

The 12,600 foot facility is divided between two levels with offices and public access on the upper level and detention and evidence storage facilities on the lower level. The design features twin wood columns connected by curved steel beams. Family banners of the tribes making of the Treaty Three is hung between each pair of columns. The principal landscaping feature is a trellis walkway located at the public access.

The two-level design is organized with public and police access at the upper street level and with the detention level stepping down the hill towards the lake. The building is clad in two tones of masonry with bands of lighter-coloured masonry at window heads and sills, parapet, and base, to emphasize the horizontal nature of the functional design. The entrance features deep curved galvanized metal canopies that are a reflection of the curved trellis design.

Location: Kenora, ON
Treay Three Police Services
Number TEN's Role: Prime Consultant
Size:12,600 sq. ft.
Completed: 2007