Torys partners Mark Bain and Dan Ford acted as counsel to the lenders to Plenary Justice, a shortlisted proponent for the Waterloo Region Consolidated Courthouse PPP project to design, build, finance and maintain a new consolidated provincial facility in Waterloo, Ontario.
The project consolidated the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice, which was previously operated in three separate locations across the Waterloo Region.
Highlights of the new facility include:
a new multi-storey building with space to accommodate 30 courtrooms
barrier-free design, including no courthouse steps, five barrier-free courtrooms, infrared hearing assistance and barrier-free witness stands, jury boxes and spectator positions in all courtrooms
enhanced accommodation for interpretation, including one jury room permanently equipped for simultaneous interpretation and three portable interpretation booths
a three-storey glazed atrium that brings natural light deep into the building
capacity for expansion and internal flexibility to ensure maximum usefulness throughout its lifetime
Further information on the project can be found on Infrastructure Ontario's website.
Torys also acted on the following in connection with this project: