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Roy McMurtry Youth Centre

Project Type:
BF - Build Finance
Infrastructure Type:
Contract Price:
$93.2 million
Estimated Value for Money:
$9.4 million

About the Project

  • To offer a safe, secure and healthy rehabilitative living environment, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services constructed an innovative detention facility to accommodate youth in detention and/or serving secure custody sentences.


  • Request for Qualifications
    Mar 21, 2006
  • Short-list Bidders Selected
    Aug 24, 2006
  • Request for Proposals
    Aug 24, 2006
  • Winning Bidder Selected
    Mar 20, 2007
  • Construction Begins
    Apr 01, 2007
  • Construction Ends
    Jun 05, 2009

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Winning Bidder

Bird Construction; CIT Financial + Canadian; Life Cos


  • More than 161,000 square feet of new space and 45,000 square feet of renovated space
  • A new 192-bed, campus-style complex divided into small units
  • Eight new residential and two renovated buildings
  • Separate buildings for administration, multi-faith worship centre, education and recreation
  • A new education facility
  • Innovative features such as: 
    • Smaller 16-person units
    • Improved sightlines for youth service officers
    • On-site classroom facilities for education
    • A new rehabilitative centre

Community And Green Benefits

  • Design features conforming with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Canada Green Building Council's standards.
  • Site designed to preserve existing trees and to provide screening to the facility.
  • During construction, up to 90 per cent of job site waste was salvaged or re-used.
  • Alternative energy vehicles were used to transport construction workers on site.
  • Use of environmentally friendly building materials.
  • Ultra-low-flow plumbing fixtures and waterless and dual-flush toilets were installed to reduce water consumption by 20 per cent.
  • The project was designed for efficient use of resources during construction and once operational.

Economic Benefits

  • Job creation for an estimated 100-150 workers who were on site daily during construction.

Terms of Use

Project documents are available for informational purposes only. Neither Infrastructure Ontario nor the Ministry of Children and Youth Services makes any representation or warranty regarding the accuracy or completeness of the content or form of these documents.

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, in their sole and absolute discretion, may choose to make available amendments, revisions, modifications or replacements to these documents. These documents remain open for further revision, modification, replacement or cancellation by Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services at any time and in no event shall either Infrastructure Ontario or the Ministry of Children and Youth Services be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on the content of these documents.