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Contract awarded for the C$1.2B Thunder Bay Correctional Complex Project

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April 25, 2022

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1.20 Billion CAD

April 25, 2022, Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of the Solicitor General awarded a fixed-price contract of C$1.2 billion to EllisDon Infrastructure Justice to design, build, finance and maintain the Thunder Bay Correctional Complex Project.

Infrastructure Ontario is working with the Ministry of the Solicitor General to deliver a new Thunder Bay Correctional Complex, to replace the city's existing jail and correctional centre, which the government said will include behavioural and mental-health housing, improved programming, and better access to natural light and outdoor spaces. 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.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP advised Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of the Solicitor Generalwith a team led by Tristan Musgrave and James Kelsall that included Carrie Fleming, and  Diego Beltran, Godyne Sibay, Brad Nicpon, Jim Janetos, Gordon Willcocks, James Kelsall, Carrie Fleming, Dana Shen, Puneet Kohli, William Loumankis, (Real Property and Planning), Cynthia MacDougall (Municipal), Belinda Schubert, Ian Mak, Chris Zawadski (Business), Robert Glasgow (Trade), Joanna Rosengarten (Environmental), Ljiljana Stanic, Julie Parla, and Byron Shaw (Litigation).