Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex

Project Type:
DBFM - Design Build Finance Maintain
Infrastructure Type:
Contract Price:
$497 million
Estimated Value for Money:
$111.5 million

About the Project:

  • The Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex is located at the Province's Downsview Complex in Toronto.


  • Request for Qualifications:
    Dec 01, 2008
  • Short-list Bidders Selected:
    Apr 27, 2009
  • Request for Proposals:
    May 21, 2009
  • Winning Bidder Selected:
    Jun 22, 2010
  • Construction Begins:
    Jun 17, 2010
  • Construction Ends:
    Feb 15, 2013

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Winning Bidder

Carillion Secure Solutions consortium, which includes: Carillion Canada Inc., Concert Properties Ltd., Stantec Architecture, Ltd., McClaren, Wilson & Lawrie Inc., Carillion Construction Inc., Modern Niagara Toronto Inc., The Univex Group of Companies and BMO Capital Markets 


  • The Office of the Chief Coroner, the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service and the Centre of Forensic Sciences are all in the same facility
  • Housing the three agencies on one site increased construction and operational efficiencies.
  • The new facility allows staff, who work closely during investigations, to collaborate and share resources 
    550,000 square feet
  • Accommodates increased capacity for more than 2,500 autopsies and over 15,000 forensic science cases per year.

Community and Green Benefits

  • The facility was built and is being maintained to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards.
  • 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 will be used for adhesives, paints, carpet and sealants.
    • diversion of construction waste from landfill and support for recycling.
    • use of low flow watering technologies.

Economic Benefits

At the peak of construction, approximately 450 workers were on site daily. Labour was largely drawn from the Greater Toronto Area.

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