Thunder Bay Correctional Complex

Rank 2024


Image Credit: Infrastructure Ontario

Industry Sector: Buildings

Project Type: Social Infrastructure

Project Value: $1.2 billion

Funding Source: P3

Province: Ontario

City / Region: Thunder Bay

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2026

 Infrastructure Ontario is working with the Ministry of the Solicitor General to deliver a new Thunder Bay Correctional Complex, to replace the city’s existing jail and correctional centre.

The project will result in development of a 345 bed, multi-purpose correctional facility. This project supports the ministry’s strategy of replacing aging institutions to address health, safety and security issues, including efficiencies of design, technology and space. It will improve access to programming, living conditions and education, while also updating automation and technology. The correctional complex will be designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification. 

Project Owner: Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General

Project/Construction Manager: Infrastructure Ontario

P3 Team Members/Project Team: DBFM Team: EllisDon Infrastructure Developer: EllisDon Capital Inc. Design-Builder: EllisDon Corporation Design Team: Zeidler Architecture Inc., DLR Group Inc.; NORR Architects & Engineers Facilities Management: EllisDon Facilities Services Inc. Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc.

Other Key Players: E.S. Fox; A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd. (cost consultant); Engineering Harmonics (AV planning, design and conformance consultant for Infrastructure Ontario); EXP (structural engineer); Hanscomb (cost consultant); Mulvey & Banani; Bird Construction; EY (risk advisor); TULLOCH

Legal: Stikeman Elliott LLP

2023 Rank: 57