The new Brampton youth justice facility is an innovative complex that will replace the Toronto Youth Assessment Centre and the Invictus Youth Centre. The new facility will accommodate youth in detention and/or serving secure custody sentences. 

Designed to provide a youth-centred environment, the 192-bed facility will be divided into small units. The objective of this new campus-style complex is to offer a safe, secure and healthy rehabilitative living environment for the effective management of youth in conflict with the law. 

The youth justice facility will offer a state-of-the-art program model that is based on best practices and promotes rehabilitation, education, vocational services and counselling.

There will be a total of 10 buildings on the site, eight new and two existing buildings that will be renovated. In addition to the residential units, the site will also include buildings for administration, a multi-faith worship centre, education and recreation. The facility will house a traditional educational setting that includes skill development training.

Highlights of the Brampton youth justice facility:

  • A structural design and landscaping that will enhance the surrounding community.
  • The facility will also meet the Canada Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “silver” certification standards, which certifies the world's “greenest” buildings. LEED recognizes performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. 
  • A design objective has been made to preserve as many of the existing trees as possible on site and provide 'screening' of the facility to public sight lines.

Construction is expected to begin in April 2007. Project completion is scheduled for 2009.