Toronto East Detention Centre

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Toronto East Detention Centre
Toronto East Detention Centre.jpg
Location Scarborough, Ontario
Coordinates 43°43′39″N 79°16′49″W / 43.727525°N 79.280337°W / 43.727525; -79.280337
Status Operational
Security class Maximum Security
Capacity 473 (often over that amount due to severe over crowding)
Opened 1977
Managed by Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (Ontario)

The Toronto East Detention Centre often referred to as simply The East, is a maximum security remand facility located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the former borough of Scarborough. It is located to the southwest of Eglinton Avenue and Birchmount Road. The facility was known as the Metro East Detention Centre until the Metropolitan Municipality of Toronto was amalgamated in 1998.

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Coordinates: 43°43′39″N 79°16′53″W / 43.727384°N 79.281422°W / 43.727384; -79.281422