Courts Reopening

Check in here for your one-stop source to court and MAG information and updates on the reopening of Ontario courthouses that began on July 6th. Updates on COVID-19 cases reported at Ontario court houses will be reported here as we receive them.

Please be reminded that completing the MAG courthouse screening is a pre-requisite for everyone seeking to enter the courthouse. It can be completed online  prior to arrival at the courthouse, or on paper or orally where required, at the courthouse.

If you have questions or encounter issues, you can email us at courtsreopen@oba.org and we will communicate the issues to the courts and government in order to effect quick solutions and provide answers to our members. 

The updated list of courthouses that have reopened can be found here

Health Updates:

COVID-Related Procedures at the Court of Appeal for Ontario: Infographic and Flyer - May 13

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has created an infographic and a flyer summarizing the current COVID-related procedures

View the infographic

Health Information Update - 1530 Markham Road MAG provided health information regarding a positive COVID-19 case at 1530 Markham Road. Today, MAG was informed that an employee who last worked on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 1530 Markham Road has tested positive for COVID-19. View the May 10th memo for 1530 Markham Rd.

Latest news:

Notice to Profession – Divisional Court - May 12

For Court Hearings During COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Effective April 19, 2022, Parts D2,3,4,6 and 7 are amended to address new processes regarding the mode of hearings, CaseLines updates and other changes.
  • Effective April 19, 2022, this Notice incorporates the Notice to Profession for Appeals from the Landlord Tenant Board, starting at Part D12, and contains amendments in Part D17.

View the notice

CaseLines for Domestic Family Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice - May 9

The Ontario Court of Justice has issued a new CaseLines notice to the profession and public

View the May 9th notice | Further information

Consolidated Practice Direction Regarding Proceedings in the Court of Appeal During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Practice Directions and Notices Regarding COVID-19 - Revised April 26, 2022

View the notice

Check back regularly as we will update the list of courthouses and provide other updates as we receive updates from government and the courts.

Health Information Update - 1530 Markham Road

  • May 10, 2022

MAG provided health information regarding a positive COVID-19 case at 1530 Markham Road. Today, MAG was informed that an employee who last worked on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 1530 Markham Road has tested positive for COVID-19. View the May 10th memo for 1530 Markham Rd.

Health Information Update - Niagara Provincial Offences Courthouse

  • March 04, 2022

MAG provided health information regarding the Niagara Provincial Offences Courthouse at 445 East Main Street, Welland.  After the end of business yesterday, MAG was informed that an individual who works in the building tested positive for COVID-19.  View the March 4th memo for Niagara Provincial Offences Courthouse.

Health Information Update – York Civic Centre I

  • February 28, 2022

MAG provided health information regarding the York Civic Centre Courthouse at 2700 Eglinton Avenue West. Today MAG was informed that an individual who works in the building was identified as having a probable case of COVID-19. View the February 28th memo for the York Civic Centre Courthouse.