New Brunswick Training School

The New Brunswick Training School was a youth detention centre in Kingsclear, New Brunswick, Canada, about 10 km (6.2 mi) west of Fredericton.

Opened in the 1940s, it was the provincial male youth detention centre. It closed in 1998 following an inquiry into abuse there.[1]

It was a wing of the Kingsclear Reformatory, a minimum security facility located nearby, which closed in 2000.[2]

Karl Toft was one of the guards at Kingsclear and was convicted of committing 34 sex crimes against inmates between the mid 1960s and the mid 1980s. He has admitted to raping over 200 boys in a 35—year period. Other guards have been alleged to have also raped boys at Kingsclear.[3]


  1. ^ "New Brunswick sells training school linked to abuse of teens". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Kingsclear adult facility to close". CBC. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  3. ^ Dunn, Carolyn. "Alleged victims of sexual abuse by N.B. RCMP officer sue Ottawa, province". CBC. Retrieved 15 July 2021.

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Coordinates: 45°57′57″N 66°48′16″W / 45.9658°N 66.8045°W / 45.9658; -66.8045