Facilities for the Incarceration of Women in Ontario

Federal Institutions

In Canada, women sentenced to prison terms of greater than two years will serve their time in a federal institution operated by the Correctional Service of Canada. In Ontario, there is one penitentiary which can house about 150  women.

Grand Valley Institute for Women
1575 Homer Watson Boulevard
Kitchener, ON N2P 2C5
Telephone: (519) 894-2011
Further Information: Institutional Profile

Provincial Institutions

Adult women sentenced to incarceration for less than two years serve their sentences in provincial institutions operated by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. One provincial facility is dedicated to housing women, the Vanier Centre for Women, at the Maplehurst campus in Milton. It is designed for 124 women, mostly sentenced but also some remanded in custody pending trial or sentence. Women also are held in special units of local jails, detention centres and correctional centres where men are housed. Young offenders, ages 12 to 17, are housed separately from adults in facilities operated by Ministry of Children and Youth Justice Services (see below). Most are held in co-ed facilities, sometimes in the same unit as males.


Visiting hours vary from facility to facility. Call the institution to confirm local guidelines and visiting hours for the day you plan to visit.

Correctional Centres: Sentenced

Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre
(Formerly Northern Treatment Centre)
800 Great Northern Road
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5K7
Telephone: (705) 946-0995

Central East Correctional Centre
541 Hwy 36
Box 4500
Lindsay, ON K9V 4S6
Telephone: (705) 328-6000

Central North Correctional Centre
1501 Fuller Avenue
Penetanguishene, ON L9M 2H4
Telephone: (705) 549-9470
Monteith Correctional Complex
Junction Hwys 11 & 577
Box 90
Monteith, ON P0K 1P0
Telephone: (705) 232-4092

Vanier Centre for Women
655 Martin Street
Box 1040
Milton, ON L9T 5E6
Telephone: (905) 876-8300


Jails: Remand/Sentenced

Brantford Jail
105 Market Street
Brantford, ON N3T 6A9
Telephone: (519) 752-6578 

Brockville Jail
10 Wall Street 
Brockville, ON K6C 5T1
Lindsay, ON K9V 4S6

Chatham Jail
17th Seventh Street
Chatham, ON N7M 4J9
Telephone: (519) 352-0150
Fort Frances Jail
310 Nelson Street
Box 189
Fort Frances, ON P9A 1B1
Telephone: (807) 274-7708
Kenora Jail
1430 River Street
Kenora, ON P9N 1K5
Telephone: (807) 468-2871
North Bay Jail
2550 Trout Lake Road
North Bay, ON P1B 7S7
Telephone: (519) 337-3261
Owen Sound Jail 
1237 Third Avenue East 
Box 517
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5R7
Telephone: (519) 376-0435
Sarnia Jail
70 North Christina Street
Sarnia ON N7V 3C2
Telephone: (519) 337-3261
Stratford Jail
30 St Andrew Street
Stratford, ON N5A 1A3
Telephone: (519) 271-2180
Sudbury Jail
181 Elm Street West
Sudbury, ON P3C 1T6
Telephone: (705) 564-4150
Sault Ste Marie Jail
145 Mcnab Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5L8
Telephone: (705) 256-3020
Toronto Jail
550 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 1X6
Telephone: (416) 325-8600
Thunder Bay Jail Downtown
285 McDougall Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 2K6
Telephone: (807) 345-7364
Windsor Jail
378 Brock Street
Box 7038
Windsor, ON N9C 3Y6
Telephone: (519) 973-1324
Walkerton Jail
209 Cayley Street
Box 429
Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0
Telephone: (519) 881-3442

Detention Centres: Remand/Sentenced

Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre
711 Exeter Road
London, ON N6E 1L3
Telephone: (519) 686-1922

Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre
165 Barton Street East
Hamilton, ON L8L 2W6
Telephone: (905) 523-8800

Niagara Detention Centre
Hwy 58, 1355 Uppers Lane
Box 1050
Thorold, ON L2V 4A6
Telephone: (905) 227-6321
Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre
2244 Innes Road
Ottawa, ON K1B 4C4
Telephone: (613) 824-6080
Quinte Detention Centre
89 Ricmond Boulevard
Napanee, ON K7R 3S1
Telephone: (613) 354-9701
Toronto East Detention Centre
55 Civic Road
Scarborough ON M1L 2K9
Telephone: (416) 750-3513

Toronto West Detention Centre
111 Disco Road
Box 4950
Rexdale, ON  M9W 5L6
Telephone: (416) 750-1209


Young Offenders

These two secure custody facilities, operated by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, have units for young women:

Bluewater Youth Centre
Highway 21 South
Goderich, ON N7A 3Y8
Telephone: (519) 524-2107

Roy McMertry
8500 McLaughlin Road South
Brampton, ON L6Y 0N6
Telephone: (905) 459-9100