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OPP Modernization

16 communities across Ontario
Project Type:
DBFM - Design Build Finance Maintain
Infrastructure Type:
Contract Price:
$292.7 million
Estimated Value for Money:
$51.3 million

About the Project

  • The project involved the construction of 18 new Ontario Provincial Police detachments, regional headquarters and forensic identification services in 16 communities across Ontario. 
  • The new facilities, which in many cases have replaced buildings that have exceeded their useful life, feature up-to-date amenities to better support the demands of modern police operations and meet the needs of the community.


  • Request for Qualifications
    Feb 26, 2009
  • Short-list Bidders Selected
    Jul 27, 2009
  • Request for Proposals
    Aug 25, 2009
  • Winning Bidder Selected
    Sep 15, 2010
  • Construction Begins
    Sep 15, 2010
  • Construction Ends
    Nov 23, 2012

Latest News

Winning Bidder

Shield Infrastructure Partnership; Developer: HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions North America; Design: NORR, Shore Tilbe Perkins + Will, MCW Consultants, Banerjee & Associates, MMM Group; Construction: Bird Design Build; Facility Management: Honeywell; Financial Advisor: HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions, Concert Real Estate.


New facilities were constructed in:

  • Armstrong - Detachment
  • Burk's Falls - Detachment
  • Chatham - Forensic Identification Services
  • Dryden - Detachment
  • Iroquois Falls - Detachment
  • Kapuskasing - Detachment
  • Kenora - Forensic Identification Services
  • Long Sault - Forensic Identification Services
  • Mount Forest - Forensic Identification Services
  • Nipigon - Detachment
  • North Bay - Regional Headquarters and Forensic Identification Services
  • Orillia- Regional Headquarters
  • Peterborough - Forensic Identification Services
  • Smiths Falls - Regional Headquarters and Forensic Identification Services
  • South Porcupine - Forensic Identification Services
  • Walkerton - South Bruce (Brockton) - Detachment

Community And Green Benefits

  • New OPP facilities provide Ontario with more efficient and effective policing infrastructure that enhance community safety and support Ontario's justice system.
  • Each of the new facilities incorporated environmentally sustainable construction practices and energy efficient design. As a result, all of the new OPP buildings achieved the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standard, except the Long Sault Forensic Identification Services facility, which achieved LEED Gold.

Economic Benefits

  • The project helped provide economic stimulus by creating and supporting jobs across Ontario; construction labour for the project was drawn from across the province.

Terms of Use

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