Elgin County Courthouse

St. Thomas
Project Type:
DBFM - Design Build Finance Maintain
Infrastructure Type:
Contract Price:
$249 million
Estimated Value for Money:
$27.1 million

About the Project:

  • The new building consolidates within one modern facility two previous courts in St. Thomas: the Superior Court of Justice and the courts of the Ontario Court of Justice.
  • An e-book documenting the history, design and construction of The Elgin County Courthouse can be found here.


  • Request for Qualifications:
    Mar 05, 2010
  • Short-list Bidders Selected:
    Jul 12, 2010
  • Request for Proposals:
    Jul 26, 2010
  • Winning Bidder Selected:
    Jun 30, 2011
  • Construction Begins:
    Jun 14, 2011
  • Construction Ends:
    Feb 07, 2014

Latest News

Winning Bidder

Integrated Team Solutions: Developer: Fengate Capital Management, EllisDon; Design: NORR; Construction: EllisDon; Facilities Management: SNC-Lavalin Operations and Maintenance; Financial Advisor: National Bank Financial


  • The new courthouse was constructed on the site of the historic Elgin County Courthouse and Land Registry Office, which was extensively refurbished and incorporated into the new facility.
  • Eight courtrooms and three conference/ settlement rooms with sufficient capacity to meet the needs of the community for the next 30 years.

Community and Green Benefits

  • The consolidated courthouse improves justice services in the community by increasing the number of available courtrooms and by providing improved public access and security.
  • The courthouse design and construction achieved the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, for incorporating environmentally sustainable construction practices and energy efficient design.

Economic Benefits

  • At the peak of construction, it is estimated that 120 workers were on the courthouse construction site daily.

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