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

The Toronto "Don" Jail circa 1860.
The Toronto East Detention Centre in Scarborough.
Algoma Treatment and Remand CentreSault Ste. Marie
Brantford JailBrantford1852
Brockville JailBrockville1842
Central East Correctional CentreLindsay2002
Central North Correctional CentrePenetanguishene2001
Chatham JailChatham-Kent1850
Elgin-Middlesex Detention CentreLondon1977
Fort Frances JailFort Frances1894
Hamilton-Wentworth Detention CentreHamilton1978
Kenora JailKenora
Maplehurst Correctional ComplexMilton
Mimico Correctional CentreToronto1887
Monteith Correctional ComplexIroquois Falls
Niagara Detention CentreThorold
North Bay JailNorth Bay
Northern Treatment Centre (See Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre)
Ontario Correctional InstituteBrampton1973
Ottawa-Carleton Detention CentreOttawa1972
Owen Sound JailOwen Sound1854
Quinte Detention CentreGreater Napanee1971
St. Lawrence Valley Correctional & Treatment CentreBrockville
Sarnia JailSarnia
Stratford JailStratford
Sudbury JailSudbury
Thunder Bay Correctional CentreThunder Bay
Thunder Bay JailThunder Bay
Toronto (Don) JailToronto1858
Toronto East Detention CentreToronto1977
Toronto South Detention Centre (see Mimico Correctional Centre)Toronto
Toronto West Detention CentreToronto1978
Vanier Centre for WomenMilton2003
Walkerton JailWalkerton1867
Windsor JailWindsor

Past jails and correctional facilities

The Andrew Mercer Reformatory for Women in Toronto in 1895
The Nicholas Street Gaol, 2007
The Toronto Central Prison for men circa 1873
Andrew Mercer Reformatory for Women18721969
Barrie Jail18422001
Belleville Jail18381971
Bracebridge Jail18821946
Brampton Adult Training Centre19471979
Brampton Jail18671977
Burtch Correctional Centre19481974
Burwash Industrial Farm19141974
Camp Turnaround19982004
Carleton County Jail (see Nicholas Street Gaol)
Cayuga Jail18511973
Cobourg Jail18341998
Concord Industrial Farm for Women (see Toronto Municipal Farm for Women (Concord))
Cornwall Jail1833
Durham Camp (see Millbrook Correctional Centre)
Goderich Jail (see Huron County Gaol)
Grandview Training School for Girls19331976
Guelph Correctional Centre19102003
Guelph Jail18401980
Haileybury Jail19351998
Halton County Jail18631978
Hamilton Jail18321978
Home District Jail (Toronto)18381887
Huron County Gaol18421972
Invictus Youth Centre
King Street Gaol17981827(?)
King Street Gaol1824
Kingston Jail18351971
Kitchener Jail18531978
Lindsay Jail18632003
L'Orignal Jail18251998
Millbrook Correctional Centre19572003
Milton Jail18781978
Napanee Jail18651971
Niagara Falls Gaol
Nicholas Street Gaol18621972
Norfolk County Gaol18481978
Ontario County Jail (Whitby)[1]18531960
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 Jail18621972
Parry Sound Jail18782001
Peel County Jail (see Brampton Jail)
Pembroke Jail18672004
Peterborough Jail18422001
Picton Jail18341971
Port Dalhousie Jail1845
Renfrew County Gaol18662004
Rideau Correctional and Treatment Centre19472004
Rodney Gaol1890
St. Catharines Jail18681973
Simcoe Jail18671978
Toronto Central Prison18731915
Toronto Municipal Farm for Women (Concord)19121939
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 Centre19782001
Wellington Detention Centre19802001
Whitby Jail[2]19582003
Woodstock Jail18531977