Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of the Attorney General have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a consortium to design, build, and finance the renovation of the existing courthouse located at 2201 Finch Avenue West to accommodate a new Toronto Region bail centre, and to complete the addition to the A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse in Brampton, which involves the fit-out of remaining shelled space within the addition and renovation of select areas within the existing courthouse building and adjacent Land Registry building.
The A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse in Brampton is the busiest courthouse in the province. To address the current and growing courtroom pressure, a two-phase project to build an addition to the existing courthouse building was approved in 2016-17. Phase 1 of the BCA is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion shortly. Phase 1 involves the construction of a six-floor addition, and fit-out of the basement and floors 1 and 2. The Phase 2 project involves the fit-out of the remaining shelled floors of the addition (3-6), as well as the partial renovation of the existing courthouse and adjacent Land Registry building.
The Toronto Region Bail Centre (TRBC) project involves the renovation/modification of the existing, leased courthouse building at 2201 Finch Avenue West to accommodate all adult bail operations once the new Toronto courthouse opens in 2022. Renovation and retrofit of some spaces are required to accommodate the bail functions, including the renovation of administration space, the addition of in-custody interview cubicles, and other minor modifications to support the new bail centre and provide digital connectivity to other locations. Once completed, the courthouse will operate as a functional regional bail centre and be equipped with the technology required to deliver modern, accessible justice services and interconnectivity with the new Toronto courthouse.