TORONTO, June 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Plenary Justice, the company selected to
design, build, finance and maintain the Thunder Bay Consolidated
Courthouse, is offering the public an easy way to view the construction
of the new courthouse. Visitors to Plenary Justice's new project
website can access a web camera providing a video feed of the
courthouse construction site. The Plenary Justice website can be found
In addition to providing views of the courthouse construction, the
Plenary Justice website also offers visitors updates on the progress of
construction, the latest facts and figures concerning the project and
images of the future courthouse.
The courthouse will improve justice services in Thunder Bay by
consolidating the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of
Justice, which currently operate in separate locations. The new
multi-storey building, which will be located between Brodie and
Archibald streets, south of Miles Street, in Thunder Bay's downtown
south core, will have space to accommodate 15 courtrooms and four
Construction of the new Thunder Bay Consolidated Courthouse began in
December 2010. Excavation of the site is now complete and the majority
of the building's foundation piles have been installed.
The courthouse construction project will provide a boost to the regional
economy by creating and supporting hundreds of jobs. At the peak of
construction, it is estimated that 225 workers will be on site daily.
Construction is scheduled to be completed in fall of 2013.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of the Attorney General are
working with Plenary Justice to manage the construction of the Thunder
Bay Consolidated Courthouse, which will remain publicly owned, publicly
controlled and publicly accountable. Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown
corporation dedicated to delivering some of the province's larger and
more complex infrastructure renewal projects - ensuring they are built
on time and on budget - and to providing the public sector and
not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing to renew their
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca or www.thunderbaycourthouse.plenaryprojects.com for more information.
Honourable Chris Bentley, Attorney General
"When complete, the consolidated courthouse will ensure that the courts
are more accessible for the people in this region. It is a joy to watch
Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan
"The people of Thunder Bay now have the opportunity to view the daily
progress of construction on this important facility, which will have a
significant impact on the revitalization of the city's downtown."
Honourable Michael Gravelle, MPP for Thunder Bay - Superior North
"It's terrific to be able to watch our vision for a new courthouse in
Thunder Bay turning into reality. Now that construction is well
underway, the courthouse project is creating new jobs and spurring
economic development that will benefit everyone in the region."
Mike Marasco, Senior Vice-President, Plenary Group
"Plenary Group is pleased to be working with the Government of Ontario
to deliver the much-needed Thunder Bay Consolidated Courthouse project.
We are committed to working with the community and our partners to
bring local jobs and economic development to Thunder Bay and
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
| Tom Boreskie || Mike Marasco |
| Infrastructure Ontario || Plenary Group |
| (416) 212-6447 || (416) 309-2200 |