Regional Treatment Centre

Regional Treatment Centre

Regional Treatment Centre

560 King Street West
PO Box 22
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 4V7

Tel: (613) 536-6901
Fax: (613) 536-4115

About the Institution

As of September 30, 2013 the Ontario Regional Treatment Centre (RTC) is no longer a federal correctional facility.

The Regional Treatment Centre (RTC) was a multi-level security accredited psychiatric institution.  It shared the property with Kingston Penitentiary.

Inmates were housed in two direct observation living units. The first unit housed inmates with acute and subacute mental illnesses, inmates who needed long-term care and sex offenders. The second housed inmates with psychosocial problems.

Public safety requires that our infrastructure fit the needs of a first-class, modern correctional system. As such, on April 19, 2012, the Government announced that it would close three CSC sites.  RTC was one of the sites identified.

The facility did not lend itself well to the challenges of managing the institutional routines of today's complex offender population. Its decommissioning will mean cost savings for CSC while at the same time ensuring public safety. The process will be completed by 2014-2015.

Public safety is the first priority in decisions about where inmates are placed.  All inmates have been moved to other appropriate CSC institutions.

Facility Characteristics

  • Institution for male offenders
  • Security level: multi-level
  • Date opened: 1959
  • Rated capacity: 143