Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of the Solicitor General have awarded a fixed-price contract of $1.2 billion to EllisDon Infrastructure Justice to design, build, finance and maintain the Thunder Bay Correctional Complex project. The contract, adjusted for inflation, reflects payments during construction, a substantial completion payment and monthly service payments during the 30-year operations and maintenance period.

The EllisDon Infrastructure Justice team includes:

  • Developer: EllisDon Capital Inc.
  • Design-Builder: EllisDon Corporation
  • Design Team: Zeidler Architecture Inc. and DLR Group Inc.
  • Facilities Management: EllisDon Facilities Services Inc.
  • Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc.

Onsite mobilization and pre-construction work will begin in summer 2022 with construction to begin in the fall. Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2026.

“A new correctional facility for Thunder Bay is a very important investment to enhance the facility’s living conditions, security, technology, and space. We are honoured to be selected to design, build, finance and maintain the new Thunder Bay Correctional Complex project.” said Joey Comeau, COO and EVP, Capital, EllisDon.

“Together, our government’s landmark infrastructure investment will create and support hundreds of jobs in Thunder Bay and surrounding regions,” said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones. “We are making exciting progress on building a modern correctional system that supports public safety, and meets the care and programming needs of those in custody.”

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