Brampton Courthouse Expansion Will Improve Safety and Access to Justice
Ontario Government Unveils Plans to Meet Long-Term Demands
The province will be expanding the A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse in Brampton, building additional space to respond to the growing needs of the community.
The project will address the current pressures felt by the court system in the Peel region due to population growth. It will also look to the future, to meet the projected demand in the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice for an estimated 25 years.
The first two floors of the permanent, state-of-the-art six-floor addition will contain new courtrooms and support spaces such as jury courtrooms and judicial chambers. The upper four floors will provide space for future courthouse developments.
While construction is underway, additional courtroom space will be made available in the Milton, Orangeville and Kitchener facilities to deal with added pressures.
The new addition in Brampton is targeted for completion in December 2017.
Improving court facilities is part of Ontario's Better Justice Together strategy to make the justice system simpler, faster and less expensive for all residents. Every part of the province has benefited from Ontario's commitment to fund major infrastructure projects. New courthouses have been completed in Quinte, St. Thomas, Thunder Bay, Waterloo, Durham and Sioux Lookout.
Investing in courthouse infrastructure supports the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives, and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.
- The A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse is approximately 380,000 square feet and consolidated five existing court locations into one building.
- Approximately 40,000 new cases are received at the Brampton facility each year.
- The province has invested more than $1.6 billion since 2003 in capital projects to strengthen the justice system and help build safer and stronger communities for Ontario.
“This courthouse expansion showcases our government’s commitment to enhancing access to justice for Ontario communities. As part of the Better Justice Together plan, this project will provide safe, secure and accessible court facilities that meet local demand while making the best use of our capital dollars, and giving the best value for taxpayers.”