New Toronto jail, with state of the art, eco-friendly features, set to open
- Allison Jones for theglobeandmail.com October 3rd, 2013
- Source: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/new-toronto-jail-with-state-of-the-art-eco-friendly-features-set-to-open/article14685355/
A new detention centre will soon become the largest correctional facility in Ontario and will boast several eco-friendly measures and unique features such as space for aboriginal smudging ceremonies.
The Toronto South Detention Centre has space for up to 1,650 inmates – about 500 more than the capacity of the facilities it’s replacing, the Toronto West Detention Centre and the Toronto Jail, known as the Don Jail.
....In a 2003 study conducted by Dr. Richard Wener, a professor of Environmental Psychology at New York Polytechnic University, good lighting is a critical part of environmental design.