Ontario Court of Justice Update

  • May 09, 2022

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

Message from Chief Justice Maisonneuve re COVID-19

Effective April 4, there will be increased access to in-person proceedings. While the Court can now accommodate more in-person proceedings, it is also committed to continuing the use of  video and phone options for some hearings.

OCJ: Scheduling of Family Matters  

The OCJ has provided an updated Notice for the scheduling of family matters. The Notice, among other things, notes that due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases the Court will be limiting in-person attendance at courthouses.

OCJ – Private Prosecution Applications Resume

Effective November 29, 2021, the Ontario Court of Justice has resumed accepting applications for private prosecutions province-wide. If you wish to apply to lay a charge against another person, you can either attend a courthouse in person or contact the courthouse.

OCJ: Enhanced Designation Pilot Expanded to College Park, October 4

The pilot project authorizing out-of-court adjournments for Enhanced Designations of Counsel will launch in College Park (Toronto) on October 4, 2021.   In the pilot, accused persons whose counsel have filed an Enhanced Designation of Counsel may have their matters adjourned to the next court date without the matter being addressed in court.