Ontario Building New Courthouse in Halton Region
Province Improving Access to Justice Services
Ontario is investing in a new courthouse in Oakville that will help families settle disputes faster, reduce time-to-trial, and better serve the needs of people living and working in Halton region.
Attorney General Yasir Naqvi was joined by Kevin Flynn, MPP for Oakville, Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP for Halton and Eleanor McMahon, MPP for Burlington, to make the announcement at the site of the future Halton Region Consolidated Courthouse.
The new 21-courtroom facility will offer a broad range of justice, family, social and victim services, bringing the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice operations in Milton and Burlington together at one accessible location.
The building will feature new technology to make the court run more efficiently which will help speed up the criminal justice system in the Halton Region. For example, witnesses and other vulnerable persons will be able to appear before court from remote locations through video conferencing or from a secure room through closed-circuit television.
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- Construction on the courthouse is expected to begin in late 2019 and be complete about four years later.
- To get to the new courthouse, people will be able to take the GO bus from Bronte and Oakville GO stations. The courthouse will also be accessible by a rapid transit bus, which is planned to run along Dundas Street from Bronte Road in Burlington to the Kipling TTC subway station.
- The site of the future courthouse is provincially owned and located within 15 and 16 kilometres from the Milton and Burlington courthouses.
- The courthouse will be designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification with a focus on energy efficiency, healthy indoor environments and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
- Halton is one of the fastest-growing regions in the province, with a projected growth rate of over 60 per cent between now and 2041.
“By bringing multiple services and locations together under one roof, we’re making things easier for all court users in Halton Region: from families, victims and the accused, to lawyers and other legal professionals. This long-awaited investment will not only mean better justice services, but a stronger, safer community for everyone who lives and works here.”
“Investing in infrastructure helps our residents in all facets of their lives. This new courthouse in Oakville will accommodate the growing demands on existing facilities in the region, and will help people access efficient and effective justice services.”
“This investment in a new courthouse in Halton means the justice system will be able to meet the needs of our rapidly growing population. It will make life easier for people in our community as they will be able to go to a new modern and accessible courthouse where they will resolve their disputes faster.”
Indira Naidoo Harris
“Ontario is keeping our community safe and connecting people with the justice and social services they need by funding a new courthouse, which will reduce the time it takes to resolve disputes in the region.”