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Criminal and youth lawyers worried about new Toronto ‘mega’ court

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 2:22 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

A new courthouse being built in downtown Toronto is raising concerns in the legal community, and is especially troubling to defence lawyers and young offender advocates.

The facility, which will be located at 11 Centre Avenue — a site owned by the province and located just to the north of Toronto City Hall  — has a price tag of approximately $956.4 million and is being developed to be a “mega” court.

Artist rendering of the exterior of the new Toronto court which will be located at...