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Posted on Friday January 07, 2022


York Regional Police is proud to announce the opening of the new #1 District facility in the Town of Newmarket.

The new #1 District Headquarters is located at 429 Harry Walker Parkway South. It will open for operations beginning on Monday, January 10, 2022.  The current station, located at 240 Prospect Street, will close to the public on Sunday, January 9, 2022.

The new state-of-the-art station will be home to close to 200 sworn and civilian members who serve a growing population of more than 200,000 citizens in the Towns of Newmarket, Aurora, East Gwillimbury, King Township and small portions of the north border of Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.

The two-storey, 49,500-square-foot building, which sits on 2.86 acres, will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and includes:


•           Public access and areas for community use

•           Administration and office areas for police use

•           Vehicle sally ports, booking areas, holding cells and interview rooms

•           Staff locker facilities, fitness room and lunch room

•           Maintenance and support areas


The building is designed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver standards, which incorporates design elements to minimize operational energy costs and greenhouse emissions. It also uses Passive House green strategies and performance criteria, which makes the best use of the passive influences like sunshine, shading and ventilation, coupled with high levels of insulation to and airtightness.

“We remain grateful to our Police Services Board and York Regional Council for their support in addressing growth in our region and recognizing our efforts to ensure our citizens feel safe and secure through excellence in policing,” said Chief Jim MacSween. “We had been looking forward to hosting a grand opening event, with tours for members of the public and community engagement with #1 District members, however COVID-19 restrictions have prevented that at this time. We hope to do so in the coming months.”

For more information, contact York Regional Police Corporate Communications at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 2664.

Prepared by: Constable Laura Nicolle

                      January 7, 2022