Institutional profiles: Ontario region: Joyceville Institution

Grand Valley Institution for Women

Joyceville Institution


Highway 15
PO Box 880
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 4X9

Tel: (613) 536-6400
Fax: (613) 536-6433


Highway 15, No. 3766
PO Box 4510
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 5E5

Joyceville Institution is located approximately 20 kilometres north-east of Kingston, Ontario. Joyceville Institution was originally constructed in 1959. Directly adjacent to this facility, and on the same reserve land, was Pittsburgh Institution, a minimum-security facility originally constructed in 1963.

In December of 2012, in order to accommodate the closing of Kingston Penitentiary, Joyceville Institution became home to the Ontario Region’s Assessment and Temporary Detention Unit. On April 1, 2014, Pittsburgh Institution was amalgamated with Joyceville Institution and the entire site was clustered into a single site that is now known as Joyceville Institution. The Joyceville Institution cluster now houses a minimum-security site, the Regional Assessment Unit, as well as the Regional Temporary Detention Unit.

Joyceville Institution is a clustered facility with a minimum security site based on a residential design model consisting of small group accommodation houses and a reception/temporary detention site based on a linear design model with direct observation cells.

Rated capacity: 752

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