New Toronto Courthouse

  • Client

    Infrastructure Ontario and Ministry of the Attorney General

  • Region

    Central Canada

  • City


  • Year Completed


  • Size

    690,000 sq.ft.

  • Sector


  • Sub-Sector

    Judicial & Correctional

The Story

The New Toronto Courthouse project involves the construction of a new 17-storey tower on a four-storey podium, with two underground levels, located just north of Toronto’s City Hall. The building will amalgamate six Ontario Court of Justice criminal courthouse locations into one and aims to provide modern, streamlined justice for all Torontonians.

The new Toronto courthouse will include:

  • Barrier-free environment, to allow visitors and occupants to travel throughout the building with ease.
  • Video conferencing to allow witnesses to appear from remote locations and in-custody individuals to appear from detention facilities.
  • Closed-circuit television to enable children and other vulnerable witnesses to appear before the court from a private room.
  • Courtroom video/audio systems to allow counsel to display video evidence recorded in various formats and for the simultaneous viewing of evidence.