The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) and Halton Region broke ground on a new 1 District Police Station in the Hornby community in the Town of Halton Hills earlier today.

With shovels in hand, HRPS Chief Stephen Tanner, Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr, Halton Police Board Chair Jeff Knoll, Mayor Ann Lawlor of Halton Hills, and Mayor Gordon Krantz of Milton officially signalled the start of construction on the new, 66,000 square-foot police station (picture attached). The new station will support the delivery of policing services to the residents of Halton Hills and Milton communities beginning in 2026.

The new 1 District facility will be situated on 5.25 acres located near the intersection of Steeles Avenue and Sixth Line South in Halton Hills, just north of Highway 401.

The new facility will replace 1 District’s 12 Division Police Station located at 490 Childs Drive in Milton, which was built in 1997. The age of the Milton station, combined with population growth in Halton Hills and Milton, have resulted in the HRPS outgrowing the facility. In 2023, the Halton Police Board approved a larger, more modern police station to ensure the HRPS can continue to meet the needs of these communities in the future.

The new station will be equipped to accommodate 390 members and will be home to 1 District Operations, one of three Halton Regional Police Service Collision Reporting Centres, and prisoner lock-up space. The station will also feature leading-edge systems, including rooftop solar panels, which will measurably reduce electrical consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

During and after construction, members of the public should expect no impact to police services in Milton or Halton Hills. The current 1 District (12 Division) will remain open until the new facility is completed, after which time the building will be given back to Halton Region.

To support the 1 District project and provide new access to Hornby Park, Halton Region will be extending Hornby Road south of Steeles Avenue to the edge of the park. This extension, when fully completed, will include new streetlights, a multi-use path and boulevard landscaping. Local residents will experience minor construction-related impacts during construction.

This project received $28,970 in funding for a feasibility study from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund. The Green Municipal Fund is a $1.65 billion program funded by the Federal Government that supports local sustainability projects that help municipalities adopt climate solutions.

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“Breaking ground on our new 1 District Station is a tremendous moment, one that has been years in the making. With the incredible growth in Milton and Halton Hills projected to continue, the need for a modern facility that reflects the unique and evolving needs of Halton Police and the community we serve is evident. To support our continuous work to enhance programs and services, our buildings must respect the broader cultural landscape in which we operate, foster our core values of teamwork and inclusivity, and place people first. We look forward to welcoming our team and the broader community to this new Station in 2026.”

- Chief Stephen Tanner, Halton Regional Police Service


“Halton Region is one of the fastest growing communities in the country, and working with our partners to keep our community one of the safest places to live is always a top priority. The new 1 District Station is an example of our commitment to delivering high quality infrastructure that enables excellent services that our residents expect today and into the future.” 

- Gary Carr, Halton Regional Chair


"Today marks a significant milestone in the vibrant history of Halton Hills and Milton as we break ground on the new 1 District (12 Division) Police Station. This state-of-the-art facility embodies our commitment to growing alongside these dynamic communities, ensuring we meet their evolving needs with unwavering support and dedication. It's not just about a building; it's about laying down the foundation for a safer, more connected future for every resident, and providing our sworn and civilian staff with the environment they deserve to serve at their best. We are crafting a legacy of safety, trust, and excellence for generations to come."

- Jeff Knoll, Chair of the Board, Halton Regional Police Service


“I’m delighted that the new Station will be located in Halton Hills and serve as the hub for the north Halton municipalities. Today we break ground on a facility that will support the legacy that is our safe community. Congratulations to the Halton Regional Police Service on this achievement and thank you for your continued dedication to safeguarding the health and well-being of our community.”

- Mayor Ann Lawlor, Town of Halton Hills


“Today’s groundbreaking is an exciting occasion for all of us in Milton. It's inspiring to see Halton Regional Police Service grow and evolve, like Milton, while remaining committed to delivering outstanding community services. This modern and expanded facility will help Milton remain a vibrant, inclusive and welcoming community where residents and businesses can thrive."

- Mayor Gordon Krantz, Town of Milton



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Ground breaking of 1 District Police Station














Ground breaking photo (L-R): Mayor Ann Lawlor, Halton Police Board Chair Jeff Knoll, HRPS Chief Stephen Tanner, Regional Chair Gary Carr, and Mayor Gordon Krantz