New Toronto Courthouse wins silver in CCPPP’s national awards

Ontario’s first high-rise courthouse received a Silver Project Development Award in this year’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.

The partners involved in the New Toronto Courthouse are Renzo Piano Building Workshop and NORR Architects & Engineers Limited, with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Infrastructure Ontario and EllisDon Infrastructure.

“IO couldn’t be more proud of this acknowledgement, and we thank the CCPPP committee for their recognition of the courthouse at this stage, as it highlights our strong partnership with EllisDon Infrastructure, our unique collaboration with the City of Toronto, and all the stakeholders who have contributed to this project to date,” said Michael Lindsay, President Project Delivery, Infrastructure Ontario.

“The new Toronto courthouse attracted internationally renowned architects to participate in Infrastructure Ontario’s P3 program with distinguished local architects, and IO is thrilled to deliver this project for the Ministry of the Attorney General. We are all excited to see this project taking shape,” said Lindsay.

Along with its 63 courtrooms and 10 conference rooms, the 17-storey facility will include improved security features integrated throughout the design of the courthouse and house the first Indigenous Learning Centre in an Ontario courthouse.

Presented by The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) since 1998, the award will be bestowed upon the project team at CCPPP’s 27th annual conference on November 18 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

“To be recognized with the CCPPP Development Award for the New Toronto Courthouse is an honour and a testament to the successful collaboration between the partners, setting a new standard for future P3 courthouses in Canada. This partnership brought a unique design perspective to the P3 model and is delivering a landmark in the City of Toronto showcasing its important history and heritage,” said Danny Giacomel, Vice-President, EllisDon Capital.