Ontario Court of Justice - Toronto Region

  • April 08, 2021

For the latest information from the Courts and MAG, including the latest courthouse COVID-19 updates, visit the OBA Courts Reopening page

OCJ (Toronto) Update re WASH Court Location for November 14-15

MAG has advised that on Nov. 14-15, 2020, Weekend and Statutory Holiday (WASH) courts will be held at 2201 Finch Avenue West, Toronto. The WASH courts will move back to Toronto’s Old City Hall on Nov. 21, 2020. For more information, please call 416-314-3962.

OCJ: Virtual Case Management Court Appearances

On August 24, 2020, the OCJ will start having virtual case management court appearances for criminal matters with out of custody accused persons in the following locations: Cayuga, Goderich, Guelph, Orangeville, L’Orignal, Pembroke, Saint Thomas, Simcoe, Stratford, Windsor, and Woodstock. On August 31, 2020, virtual case management court appearances of this nature will begin in Thunder Bay, Timmins, and Toronto East (1911 Eglinton). For more information, see here.

OCJ Bail Protocol Updates

The OCJ has updated its Bail Protocol (introduced in May 2020). These revisions serve to clarify and reinforce the Protocol’s objectives of ensuring that bail proceedings are conducted justly and efficiently. For more information, please see the Protocol.

OCJ Adjourning All Family and Child, Youth, and Family Services Act Trials

The OCJ will adjourn all family and Child, Youth, and Family Services Act trials (including in-person, hybrid, and remote trials) scheduled between April 26 to May 7, 2021. Counsel and parties should not attend Court for these types of trials during this period. The Court is committed to facilitating proceedings by remote technology where possible, unless an in-person hearing is required to ensure meaningful access to justice. For more information please see the Notice.