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Ontario Court of Justice – Toronto

Project Type:
DBFM - Design Build Finance Maintain
Infrastructure Type:
Contract Value:
$956.4 million
Estimated Value for Money:
$228.7 million

About the Project

  • Infrastructure Ontario delivered the Ontario Court of Justice – Toronto project, also known as the New Toronto Courthouse (NTC), on behalf of the Ministry of the Attorney General.
  • The new courthouse brings together under one roof most of Toronto's Ontario Court of Justice criminal court operations from across the city.
  • The NTC is located on a provincially-owned site at 10 Armoury St.
  • In February 2018, EllisDon Infrastructure was awarded the contract to design, build, finance and maintain the NTC.
  • Construction began in fall 2018. Work on the exterior of the building was complete in 2021 and the courthouse began operations in 2023.


  • Request for Qualifications:
    Apr 18, 2016
  • Short-list Bidders Selected:
    Oct 04, 2016
  • Request for Proposals:
    Oct 31, 2016
  • Winning Bidder Selected:
    Feb 22, 2018
  • Construction Begins:
    Oct 01, 2018
  • Substantial Completion:
    Jan 31, 2023

Latest News


  • 17-storey high-rise courthouse, a first in Ontario, amalgamates six Ontario Court of Justice criminal courthouse locations.
  • 63 courtrooms including a multiple-accused, high-security courtroom and ten conference/ settlement rooms.
  • Barrier-free environment allows visitors and occupants to travel throughout the building with ease.
  • State-of-the-art security features integrated throughout the courthouse.

About the Site:

To prepare the site for construction of the courthouse, IO undertook a complex archaeological excavation that uncovered thousands of artifacts from when the site was part of St. John's Ward, one of Toronto's earliest immigrant settlements. The work ensures that the historical value of the site is documented and preserved.

A Heritage Interpretation Working Group, with representation from government and various community groups, was struck by IO to provide a forum for information sharing, feedback, guidance and advice regarding appropriate considerations and suggestions for public interpretation themes and approaches. The final heritage interpretation plan was approved by the City of Toronto and implemented as part of the site development.

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