Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of the Solicitor General announced that construction of the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre and Kenora Jail expansion projects has reached substantial performance.

Substantial performance is a key milestone that signifies the completion of all major construction and gives the Ministry of the Solicitor General access to the new spaces to begin preparing for occupancy. Over the next few months, the Ministry of the Solicitor General will prepare the facilities to open in fall 2022.

Bird Construction Inc. was awarded the contract to design and build expansions at the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre and the Kenora Jail in March of 2021.

The expansions in Thunder Bay and Kenora will help support increased access to literacy, skills development and technology programs that support safe community reintegration, and also help address overcrowding at both facilities.

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