List of correctional facilities in Ontario

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This is a listing of past and present correctional facilities run by the provincial government in Ontario, Canada. Provincial jails (historically spelled gaols) and detention centres primarily house offenders awaiting trial. Correctional centres house convicted inmates serving sentences of up to two years, less a day. Offenders sentenced to two years or more are moved out of the provincial system to serve their time in federal correctional facilities run by Correctional Services Canada. Complexes are institutions that have both detention and correctional facilities.

Provincial adult (offenders 18 years of age or older) facilities are under the jurisdiction of the province's Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Youth facilities have at various times been under the same jurisdiction, but currently fall under the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

Operational correctional facilities[edit]

The Toronto East Detention Centre in Scarborough.
Facility Location Opened
Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre Sault Ste. Marie
Brantford Jail Brantford 1852
Brockville Jail Brockville 1842
Central East Correctional Centre Lindsay 2002
Central North Correctional Centre Penetanguishene 2001
Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre London 1977
Fort Frances Jail Fort Frances 1894
Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre Hamilton 1978
Kenora Jail Kenora
Maplehurst Correctional Complex Milton 1975
Monteith Correctional Complex Iroquois Falls 1938
Niagara Detention Centre Thorold
North Bay Jail North Bay 1930
Northern Treatment Centre (see Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre)
Ontario Correctional Institute Brampton 1973
Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre Ottawa 1972
Owen Sound Jail Owen Sound 1854
Quinte Detention Centre Greater Napanee 1971
Roy McMurtry Youth Centre Brampton 2009
St. Lawrence Valley Correctional & Treatment Centre[1] Brockville
Sarnia Jail Sarnia
South West Detention Centre Maidstone
Stratford Jail Stratford
Sudbury Jail Sudbury
Thunder Bay Correctional Centre Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay Jail Thunder Bay
Toronto East Detention Centre Toronto 1977
Toronto South Detention Centre Toronto 2014
Vanier Centre for Women Milton 2003
Walkerton Jail Walkerton 1867

Past jails and correctional facilities[edit]

The Andrew Mercer Reformatory for Women in 1895
The Nicholas Street Gaol, 2007
The Toronto Central Prison for men circa 1873
The Toronto "Don" Jail circa 1860s.
Facility Opened Closed
Andrew Mercer Reformatory for Women 1872 1969
Barrie Jail 1842 2001
Belleville Jail 1838 1971
Bracebridge Jail 1882 1946
Brampton Adult Training Centre 1947 1979
Brampton Jail 1867 1977
Burtch Correctional Centre[2] 1949 2003
Burwash Industrial Farm 1914 1974
Carleton County Jail (see Nicholas Street Gaol)
Cayuga Jail 1851 1973
Chatham Jail 1850 2014
Cobourg Jail 1834 1998
Concord Industrial Farm for Women (see Toronto Municipal Farm for Women (Concord))
Cornwall Jail 1833 2002
Durham Camp (see Millbrook Correctional Centre)
Goderich Jail (see Huron County Gaol)
Grandview Training School for Girls 1933 1976
Guelph Correctional Centre 1910 2003
Guelph Jail 1840 1980
Haileybury Jail 1935 1998
Halton County Jail 1863 1978
Hamilton Jail 1832 1978
Home District Jail (Toronto) 1838 1887
Huron County Gaol 1842 1972
Invictus Youth Centre
King Street Gaol 1798 1827(?)
King Street Gaol 1824
Kingston Jail 1835 1971
Kitchener Jail 1853 1978
L'Orignal Jail 1825 1998
Lindsay Jail 1863 2003
Millbrook Correctional Centre 1957 2003
Milton Jail 1878 1978
Mimico Correctional Centre 1887 2011
Napanee Jail 1865 1971
Niagara Falls Gaol
Nicholas Street Gaol 1862 1972
Norfolk County Gaol 1848 1978
Ontario County Jail (Whitby)[3] 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)
Orangeville Jail
Ottawa Jail 1862 1972
Parry Sound Jail 1878 2001
Peel County Jail (see Brampton Jail)
Pembroke Jail 1867 2004
Peterborough Jail 1842 2001
Picton Jail 1834 1971
Port Dalhousie Jail 1845
Project (or Camp) Turnaround[4] 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
Simcoe Jail 1867 1978
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)
Trafalgar Jail
Victoria Industrial School for Boys (see also Mimico Correctional Centre Chronology)
Waterloo Detention Centre 1978 2001
Wellington Detention Centre 1980 2001
Whitby Jail[5] 1958 2003
Windsor Jail 2014
Woodstock Jail 1853 1977

See also[edit]

Category:Correctional Service of Canada institutions

References[edit]