The new Toronto courthouse’s facility management will be managed jointly between SNC-Lavalin and EllisDon

February 28, 2018

SNC-Lavalin’s Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Social Infrastructure  group will be working together with EllisDon Facilities Inc. on the facility management for the new Toronto courthouse project located at 10 Armoury Street. The EllisDon Infrastructure team was selected by Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of the Attorney General as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the new Toronto courthouse. SNC-Lavalin will apply its courthouse expertise and experience from such projects as the Waterloo Region Consolidated Courthouse, Elgin County Courthouse and the Calgary Courts Centre.

“The new Toronto courthouse will be a modern facility that serves an important and critical function for the Ministry of the Attorney General, and for this reason, SNC-Lavalin is committing its best expertise to ensure operations run smoothly to exceed their needs,” said Dale Clarke, Executive Vice-President, Operations and Maintenance. “Working together with EllisDon, we look forward to a collaborative relationship to plan, manage and operate the new facility and bring leading edge solutions and best practices to make the courthouse a model in operations and efficiency.”

The service provider team, consisting of our operations specialists, will develop close partnerships with Infrastructure Ontario, the Ministry of Attorney General and facility users. A long-term, collaborative relationship will support the Ministry of Attorney General in its goal to provide accessible, secure and modern justice services.

"EllisDon Infrastructure is excited to collaborate with world-class partners to deliver and maintain the new Toronto courthouse located in Toronto's downtown core," said Frank McCarthy, Project Manager, EllisDon Design Build. "It's a project that we are all proud to be a part of."

SNC-Lavalin’s operations team will work with the EllisDon operations, design engineers and constructors during the commissioning process. This exercise provides the operations team a thorough knowledge of the design intent and a unique understanding of any issues encountered during the systems startup. The commissioning starts during the design development stage to identify potential issues before construction begins. 

Highlights of our service provider scope with EllisDon Facilities Services include:
  • HVAC, lighting, plumbing, fire protection and mechanical and electrical plant system operations 
  • Utilities management and energy reporting 
  • Building assets management, lifecycle replacement, refurbishment and maintenance 
  • Facility management 24x7 helpdesk 
  • Waste management and recycling 
  • Pest control 
  • Facility cleaning 
  • Food services
  • Security, surveillance and alarm system includes access control 
  • Operational start-up and commissioning support 
  • Facility management operations for 30 years, starting from its completion in 2022 
Key project facts:
  • Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of the Attorney General are working together to build the new Toronto courthouse, which will be publicly owned and controlled.
  • The courthouse will be designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver standard with a focus on energy efficiency, healthy indoor environments and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Located at 10 Armoury Street, bordered by Centre Avenue and Chestnut Street.

Since 1993, SNC-Lavalin O&M has been recognized as Canada’s leader in facilities operations and management, bringing expertise and versatility to operations and maintenance services projects around the world. The Social Infrastructure group was formed to focus on the long term operation, maintenance and rehabilitation as part of a P3 team. Social Infrastructure provides analysis and recommendations to maximize production output of every asset. 

O&M offers turnkey solutions that are long-term and performance-based, with minimal operational and asset lifecycle risk to its clients.  Our advanced proprietary technologies and processes deliver benefits in areas of cost savings, energy efficiency, regulatory compliance and enhanced asset productivity. SNC-Lavalin O&M is ISO 9001 certified with robust quality management procedures and policies.

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