List of provincial correctional facilities in Ontario
This is a listing of past and present correctional facilities run by the provincial government in Ontario, Canada. Provincial correctional facilities for adults are operated by the province's Ministry of the Solicitor General. Youth facilities have at various times been under the same jurisdiction, but currently fall under the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.
Types of facilitiesEdit
Adult correctional facilities in Ontario are divided into four categories: correctional centres, jails, detention centres, and treatment centres. Some facilities are more than one type. Correctional centres house sentenced offenders who are serving a period of incarceration of up to two years, less a day.[a] Provincial jails (historically spelled gaols) and detention centres house persons awaiting trial, offenders serving short sentences, or offenders awaiting transfer to other facilities. Jails are smaller and older facilities originally established by local governments while detention centres are larger, regional facilities. Treatment centres are specialized facilities treating offenders for sexual misconduct, substance abuse, anger management, and other issues.
Complexes are institutions that have both detention and correctional facilities.
Operational correctional facilitiesEdit
|Brookside Youth Centre||Cobourg||1946|
|Cecil Facer Youth Centre||Sudbury||1971|
|Donald Doucet Youth Centre||Sault Ste. Marie||2008|
|Ge-Da-Gi-Binez Youth Centre||Fort Frances||2009|
|Justice Ronald Lester Youth Centre||Thunder Bay||2009|
|Roy McMurtry Youth Centre||Brampton||2009|
|William E. Hay Youth Centre||Ottawa|
|Sprucedale Youth Centre||Simcoe||1966|
Past jails and correctional facilitiesEdit
|Andrew Mercer Reformatory for Women||1872||1969|
|Bluewater Youth Centre||1985||2002|
|Brampton Adult Training Centre||1947||1979|
|Burtch Correctional Centre||1949||2003|
|Burwash Industrial Farm||1914||1974|
|Carleton County Jail (see Nicholas Street Gaol)|
|Concord Industrial Farm for Women (see Toronto Municipal Farm for Women (Concord))|
|Durham Camp (see Millbrook Correctional Centre)|
|Goderich Jail (see Huron County Gaol)|
|Grandview Training School for Girls||1933||1976|
|Guelph Correctional Centre||1910||2003|
|Halton County Jail||1863||1978|
|Home District Jail (Toronto)||1838||1887|
|Huron County Gaol||1842||1972|
|Invictus Youth Centre|
|King Street Gaol||1798||1827(?)|
|King Street Gaol||1824|
|Millbrook Correctional Centre||1957||2003|
|Mimico Correctional Centre||1887||2011|
|Niagara Falls Gaol|
|Nicholas Street Gaol||1862||1972|
|Norfolk County Gaol||1848||1978|
|Ontario County Jail (Whitby)||1853||1960|
|Ontario Reformatory—Brampton (see Brampton Adult Training Centre)|
|Ontario Reformatory—Guelph (see Guelph Correctional Centre)|
|Ontario Reformatory—Millbrook (see Millbrook Correctional Centre)|
|Ontario Reformatory—Mimico (see Mimico Correctional Centre)|
|Parry Sound Jail||1878||2001|
|Peel County Jail (see Brampton Jail)|
|Port Dalhousie Jail||1845|
|Project (or Camp) Turnaround||1998||2004|
|Renfrew County Gaol||1866||2004|
|Rideau Correctional and Treatment Centre (Burritts Rapids)||1947||2004|
|Sault Ste. Marie District Jail||1928||2003|
|St. Catharines Jail||1868||1973|
|Toronto Central Prison||1873||1915|
|Toronto (Don) Jail||1864||2014|
|Toronto Municipal Farm for Women (Concord)||1912||1939|
|Toronto West Detention Centre||1978||2014|
|Toronto Youth Assessment Centre (see also Mimico Correctional Centre Chronology)|
|Victoria Industrial School for Boys (see also Mimico Correctional Centre Chronology)|
|Waterloo Detention Centre||1978||2001|
|Wellington Detention Centre||1980||2001|
- Offenders serving sentences of two years or longer are incarcerated in facilities operated by the federal Correctional Service of Canada.
- "Facilities - locations and visiting hours". Ministry of the Solicitor General. Queen's Printer for Ontario. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
- "Interim Report of the Independent Reviewer of the Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services' Compliance with the 2013 Jahn Settlement Agreement and the Terms of the Consent Order of January 16, 2018 Issued by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario" (PDF). Ontario Human Rights Commission.
- Cooke, Diana; Finlay, Judy (2007). Review: Open Detention and Open Custody in Ontario (PDF) (Report). Office of Child and Family Service Advocacy. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
Interestingly, three of Ontario's current secure custody youth centres began as industrial or training schools: Brookside Youth Centre (1946) Sprucedale Youth Centre (1966), and Cecil Facer Youth Centre (1971).CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
- "Donald Doucet Youth Centre, Sault Ste. Marie". Ontario Ministry of Child and Youth Services. Queen's Printer for Ontario. Archived from the original on July 29, 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
- "Dedicated Aboriginal Youth Custody Facility Opens". Ontario Newsroom. Queen's Printer for Ontario. March 23, 2009. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
- "Justice Ronald Lester Youth Centre, Thunder Bay". Ontario Ministry of Child and Youth Services. Queen's Printer for Ontario. Archived from the original on July 17, 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
- "Roy McMurtry Youth Centre, Brampton". Ontario Ministry of Child and Youth Services. Queen's Printer for Ontario. Archived from the original on August 1, 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
- "Ontario's Youth Justice System". Ontario Newsroom. Queen's Printer for Ontario. March 5, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
- "Goderich youth jail to close, 198 jobs lost". Waterloo Region Record. March 9, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
- Caudle, Daniel (January 10, 2020). "Fate of former Bluewater Youth Centre to be decided". Goderich Signal-Star. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
- Demolition of Ontario County Jail, 1960, Thomas Bouckley, Whitby Archives, 07-002-005.
- Whitby Jail, 1958, unknown photographer, Whitby Archives, 07-002-013.