Toronto Courthouse Project

Rank 2021


Industry Sector: Buildings

Project Type: Social Infrastructure

Project Value: $956.4 million

Funding Source: P3

Provincial Funding: $956.4 million

Province: Ontario

City / Region: Toronto

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2022

The new Toronto Courthouse will amalgamate several Toronto courts located throughout the city. The new Toronto courthouse will include:

Barrier-free access, to allow visitors and occupants to travel throughout the building with ease, regardless of ability; Video conferencing to allow witnesses to appear from remote locations and in-custody individuals to appear from detention facilities; Closed-circuit television to enable children and other vulnerable witnesses to appear before the court from a private room; Courtroom video/audio systems to allow counsel to display video evidence recorded in various formats and for the simultaneous viewing of evidence; and a single point of entry with magnetometers, baggage scanners, continuous video surveillance, and separate corridors to ensure the security of judges, members of the public, and the accused.

Construction began shortly after the project reached financial close in February 2018. Substantial completion is expected in 2022.

Project Owner: Ministry of the Attorney General

Engineer: Wood Group (consulting)

Project/Construction Manager: Infrastructure Ontario

P3 Team Members/Project Team: DBFOM Team—EllisDon Infrastructure Developer: EllisDon Capital Inc.Constructor: EllisDon Design Build Inc.Design Team: Renzo Piano Building Workshop and NORR Architects & Engineers LimitedFacilities Management: EllisDon Facilities Services Inc. and SNC Lavalin O&MFinancial Advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc.

Other Key Players: Morrison Hershfield (sustainability services for the lead contractor); A.W. Hooker (prime cost consultant for IO); Engineering Harmonics; Aon; Hanscomb (owner's representative)

Architect Names: Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects Inc.; Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc.

Legal: Blake, Cassels & Graydon (advisor to the proponent); McCarthy Tétrault (advisor for MAG, IO); Norton Rose Fulbright (advisor for SNC-Lavalin), Farris, Vaughan, Willis & Murphy (advisor for the lenders and hedge providers)

2020 Rank: 54

2019 Rank: 58


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