Infrastructure projects

Infrastructure projects

Across Ontario, we’re working to keep our communities safe. From new construction to critical repairs and key expansions, we’re meeting our growing needs, one project at time.


South West Detention Centre

outh West Detention Centre

South West Detention Centre
4819 8th Concession Road
Maidstone, ON N0R 1K0

Opened in the first half of 2014, the South West Detention Centre is part of the government’s strategy to address health and safety issues and inefficiencies of design, technology and space by replacing older facilities that no longer meet current operational requirements.

The new facility is maximum security, with a 315-bed capacity for both male and female inmates. It includes general population, infirmary and special purpose beds.

The design and construction of the South West Detention Centre adheres to the guidelines and sustainability principles of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system, with a goal of achieving LEED® Silver certification.

LEED® buildings focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources.

Highlights include:

  • More than 75 per cent of site construction waste was diverted from landfill
  • Low-emitting volatile organic compound materials were used for adhesives, paints, carpet and sealants
  • Landscaping with native, drought-resistant species will reduce outdoor water use by 50 per cent or more
  • Reduce indoor water use by more than 20 per cent
  • Space for secure bicycle storage, shower facilities for staff
  • Minimizing solar heat gain through a PVC roof to reduce the heat island effect

Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex

orensic Services and Coroner’s Complex

Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex
25 Morton Shulman Avenue
Toronto, ON
M3M 0B1

The Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex opened for business in October 2013. The state-of-the-art facility houses the Office of the Chief Coroner, the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, the Centre of Forensic Sciences and the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management.

Housing all these agencies on one site increases operational efficiencies. The new facility allows staff from various program areas, who work closely during investigations, to collaborate and share resources, information and expertise.

The building, built in a public-private partnership with Carillion Secure Solutions consortium, is 663,000 square feet and has the capacity for more than 2,500 autopsies and over 15,000 forensic science cases per year.

The facility has been built to, and will be maintained to, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. LEED buildings focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources.

The complex’s LEED highlights include:

  • drought tolerant and native or adaptive plant species used for landscaping
  • low emitting volatile organic compound materials were used for adhesives, paints, carpet and sealants
  • diversion of construction waste from landfill and support for recycling
  • use of low flow watering technologies

Toronto South Detention Centre

 Toronto South Detention Centre

Toronto South Detention Centre
160 Horner Ave.
Toronto ON M8Z 0C2

The Toronto South Detention Centre (TSDC) opened January 27, 2014. This new facility is part of the government’s strategy to address health and safety issues and inefficiencies of design, technology and space by replacing older facilities that no longer meet current operational requirements.

The TSDC is a 1,650-bed maximum security facility for adult male inmates, including those with special needs. This new and modern facility replaced the Toronto Jail.

The facility also includes the Toronto Intermittent Centre, a facility to accommodate those serving primarily weekend sentences.

Design and construction targeted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification. LEED buildings focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources. TSDC LEED highlights include:

  • 7.8 million mega joules of energy will be provided by ground source heat pumps
  • Ground source heat pumps will reduce the building’s natural gas consumption by a minimum of 40 per cent
  • 75 per cent of construction waste was diverted from landfill
  • 20 per cent reduction in water use
  • Low emitting volatile organic compound materials were used for adhesives, paints, carpet and sealants