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.