The Gatehouse Investigation Program


The Gatehouse is a child friendly neutral location where investigating police officers and child welfare workers can interview children/youth and their families during child abuse investigations.
 

  • The Gatehouse is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for investigations.
  • Testimony is recorded on state of the art audio and visual recording equipment.
  • The Gatehouse is available for additional and follow up meetings such as court preparation, case conference and additional interviews.
  • There are no geographical boundaries for use of the house.

Investigations are booked through our new on-line system. Registration is required to access our online booking system. Registering as an investigator gives you access to our online booking system where you can view the online calendar for availability and book a request. You may register by filling out the on-line form here. The Child and Family Advocate offers immediate and ongoing support to families during the investigation process. The advocate can assist with referrals to community agencies, court preparation program in cases where charges are laid and provide information around the investigation process and answer any questions that the family may have. For investigations that take place outside of regular business hours (Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm) please pick up the key and security code from 22 Division (3699 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON , M9A 1A2; Phone: 416-808-2200).

 

"I have not once, not gotten a disclosure when I used the Gatehouse."
- TPS Investigating Officer