Recently EllisDon celebrated the “topping off” of the final beam being hoisted at the Thunder Bay Correctional Complex (TBCC). Project team members were invited to include their signature on the structural beam, as a way to mark the completion of the building’s framework and recognize their efforts for reaching the highest point of construction.

The TBCC project will result in the development of a 345-bed, multi-purpose correctional facility designed to meet the LEED Silver certification, with a focus on energy efficiency, healthy indoor environments and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

“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, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Capital, EllisDon.

The rebuilt Thunder Bay Correctional Facility is designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (“LEED”) certification by focusing on energy efficiency, healthy indoor environments and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

The facility will include a connection to an existing 50-inmate facility called the Thunder Bay Modular Built Facility (“MBF”), which is located to the southeast of TBCC and is currently under construction.

The project also involves: creation of a new access driveway from Highway 61; additional parking areas for the public and staff; a vehicular driveway linking TBCC staff parking to the existing MBF building; and a perimeter fence that encloses both facilities and exterior Indigenous structures associated with the MBF (as well as the existing enclosed hockey rink, outdoor baseball diamond, and playing fields).

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The project also involves the design and construction of a 4,000 sq. ft. wastewater treatment facility.

“Together, our government’s landmark infrastructure investment and new hiring program will create and support hundreds of jobs in Thunder Bay, Kenora and surrounding regions. We are making exciting progress on building a modern correctional system that supports public safety, meets the care and programming needs of those in custody, and ensures healthy and well-resourced work environments for our frontline corrections staff to do their jobs safely,” said Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones.

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