Base Court Description

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Please read the next four paragraphs plus the additional information set out by location below before answering Section 1(D) of the Application Form or Section 1 of the Supplementary Application Form.

Vacancies are advertised by location referencing the name of a municipality where a criminal court of the Ontario Court of Justice is located (eg. London, Cornwall).  Assignments will be at this court location and other courts within the region.

The province is divided into seven regions.  These regions are listed below.  The locations that may be advertised, in the event of a vacancy, are listed under each region.

Justices of the Peace are expected to be available to travel, sometimes on short notice, within their region.  In addition, there is regularly scheduled travel associated with many locations.  Subject to change, these regular travel assignments are also noted below.

The ratio of the total number of assignments connected to criminal court compared to the number of assignments connected to Provincial Offences Act (POA) court varies from one location to another.  Most of the POA assignments involve the Highway Traffic Act.  Where available, and subject to change, the ratio of Criminal Code (CC) related assignments to POA related assignments is also noted below.

Central East Region

Barrie
Regularly scheduled travel:  Innisfil, Collingwood, Penetanguishene, Wasaga Beach & Orillia
CC / POA ratio:  45/55
Other:  Regular Telewarrant Centre assignments (see FAQs)

Bracebridge
Regularly scheduled travel:  Huntsville
CC / POA ratio:  65/35
Other:  Regular Telewarrant Centre assignments (see FAQs)

Cobourg
Regularly scheduled travel:  Port Hope, Brighton, Campbellford, Peterborough & Lindsay
CC / POA ratio:  60/40
Other:  Regular Telewarrant Centre assignments (see FAQs)

Lindsay
Regularly scheduled travel:  Minden, Peterborough & Lindsay
CC / POA ratio:  65/35
Other:  Regular Telewarrant Centre assignments (see FAQs)

Newmarket
Regularly scheduled travel:  Richmond Hill
CC / POA ratio:  40/60
Other:  Regular Telewarrant Centre assignments (see FAQs)

Orillia
Regularly scheduled travel:  Barrie
CC / POA ratio:  35/65
Other:  Regular Telewarrant Centre assignments (see FAQs)

Oshawa
Regularly scheduled travel:  Whitby
CC / POA ratio:  40/60
Other:  Regular Telewarrant Centre assignments (see FAQs)

Peterborough
Regularly scheduled travel:  Lindsay, Cobourg
CC / POA ratio:  40/60
Other:  Regular Telewarrant Centre assignments (see FAQs)

Central West Region

Brampton
Regularly scheduled travel:  Firstly, Mississauga, Caledon East, Orangeville and thereafter Halton Region (Milton & Burlington)
CC / POA ratio:  40/60
Other:

Brantford/Cayuga/Simcoe
Regularly scheduled travel:  Firstly, Brantford, Cayuga, Simcoe and thereafter Hamilton and Niagara Region (St. Catharines & Welland)
CC / POA ratio:  40/60
Other:

Hamilton
Regularly scheduled travel:  Halton Region (Burlington & Milton); Brantford/Cayuga/Simcoe; Niagara Region
(St. Catharines & Welland)
CC / POA ratio:  40/60
Other:

Milton
Regularly scheduled travel:  Firstly, Burlington and thereafter Brampton, Mississauga and Hamilton
CC / POA ratio:  40/60
Other:

Orangeville
Regularly scheduled travel:  Firstly Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon East and thereafter Halton Region (Milton & Burlington)
CC / POA ratio:  40/60
Other:

St. Catharines
Regularly scheduled travel:  Firstly, Welland, Fort Erie, Niagara Falls and thereafter Hamilton, Brantford, Simcoe and Cayuga
CC / POA ratio:  40/60
Other:

Welland
Regularly scheduled travel:  Firstly, St. Catharines, Fort Erie, Niagara Falls and thereafter Hamilton, Brantford, Simcoe and Cayuga
CC / POA ratio:  40/60
Other:

East Region

Belleville
Regularly scheduled travel:  Kingston, Napanee & Picton
CC / POA ratio:  55/45
Other:

Brockville
Regularly scheduled travel:  Kingston, Napanee & Perth
CC / POA ratio:  60/40
Other:

Cornwall
Regularly scheduled travel:  L’Orignal, Ottawa, Morrisburg & Alexandria
CC / POA ratio:  40/60
Other:

Kingston
Regularly scheduled travel:  Belleville, Napanee, Perth, Bancroft, Picton, Sharbot Lake & Brockville
CC / POA ratio:  45/55
Other:

L’Orignal
Regularly scheduled travel:  Cornwall & Ottawa
CC / POA ratio:  40/60
Other:  Bilingual position(s) only

Napanee
Regularly scheduled travel:  Kingston, Picton, Belleville & Perth
CC / POA ratio:  60/40
Other:

Ottawa
Regularly scheduled travel:  Kingston, Brockville, Belleville, L’Orignal, Pembroke, Renfrew & Cornwall
CC / POA ratio:  45/55
Other:

Pembroke
Regularly scheduled travel:  Renfrew, Deep River, Bancroft, Ottawa & Killaloe
CC / POA ratio:  55/45
Other:

Perth
Regularly scheduled travel:  Kingston, Brockville & Ottawa
CC / POA ratio:  65/35
Other:

Picton
Regularly scheduled travel:  Napanee, Kingston, Belleville & Bancroft
CC / POA ratio:  50/50
Other:

Northeast Region

Cochrane
Regularly scheduled travel:  Timmins, Chapleau, Kirkland Lake, Hearst, Kapuskasing, Smooth Rock Falls, Hornepayne &  Haileybury
CC / POA ratio:  60/40
Other:

Gore Bay
Regularly scheduled travel:  Sudbury, Wikwemikong, Espanola & Little Current
CC / POA ratio:  60/40
Other:

Haileybury
Regularly scheduled travel:  Cochrane, Chapleau, Kirkland Lake & North Bay
CC / POA ratio:  60/40
Other:

North Bay
Regularly scheduled travel:  Parry Sound, Haileybury, Sturgeon Falls & Sundridge
CC / POA ratio:  60/40
Other:

Parry Sound                                                                                                      
Regularly scheduled travel:  Sundridge, Sudbury & North Bay
CC / POA ratio:  60/40
Other:

Sault Ste. Marie
Regularly scheduled travel:  Wawa, Elliot Lake, Blind River & Espanola
CC / POA ratio:  55/45
Other:

Sudbury
Regularly scheduled travel:  Manitoulin Island, Espanola, Elliot Lake & Blind River
CC / POA ratio:  55/45
Other:

Timmins
Regularly scheduled travel:  Cochrane, Chapleau, Kirkland Lake, Hearst, Kapuskasing, Smooth Rock Falls & Haileybury
CC / POA ratio:  60/40
Other:

Northwest Region

Dryden
Regularly scheduled travel:  Sioux Lookout
CC / POA ratio:  70/30
Other:  Some travel assignments are by way of small airplane (e.g. Pickle Lake)

Fort Frances
Regularly scheduled travel:  Rainy River & Atikokan
CC / POA ratio:  70/30
Other:  Single full-time justice of the peace serves entire District of Rainy River

Kenora
Regularly scheduled travel:  Red Lake
CC / POA ratio:  70/30
Other:

Thunder Bay
Regularly scheduled travel:  Nipigon, Scheiber, Geraldton, Marathon & Manitouwadge
CC / POA ratio:  50/50
Other:  Some travel assignments are by way of small airplane (e.g. Armstrong)

Toronto Region

Regularly scheduled travel:  Within the City of Toronto, including a number of locations in the downtown core and 1911 Eglinton Ave E; 2700 Eglinton Ave W; 1000 Finch Ave W; 2201 Finch Ave W; 1530 Markham Rd.
CC / POA ratio:  35/65
Other:

West Region

Chatham
Regularly scheduled travel:  Windsor, Leamington, Sarnia, London
CC / POA ratio:  80/20
Other:

Goderich
Regularly scheduled travel:  Walkerton, Owen Sound, Stratford, London
CC / POA ratio:  80/20
Other:

Guelph
Regularly scheduled travel:  Kitchener, Cambridge
CC / POA ratio:  60/40
Other:

Kitchener
Regularly scheduled travel:  Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford, London
CC / POA ratio:  60/40
Other:  A Regional courthouse combining the Kitchener and Cambridge courts is under construction, to be completed in early 2013

London
Regularly scheduled travel:  St. Thomas, Woodstock, Chatham, Stratford, Sarnia, Kitchener, Windsor
CC / POA ratio:  60/40
Other:

Owen Sound
Regularly scheduled travel:  Walkerton
CC / POA ratio:  70/30
Other:

Sarnia
Regularly scheduled travel:  Chatham, London
CC / POA ratio:  80/20
Other:

St. Thomas
Regularly scheduled travel:  London, Chatham, Woodstock
CC / POA ratio:  70/30
Other:

Stratford
Regularly scheduled travel:  Kitchener, London, Goderich
CC / POA ratio:  80/20
Other:

Walkerton
Regularly scheduled travel:  Owen Sound, Goderich
CC / POA ratio:  80/20
Other:

Windsor
Regularly scheduled travel:  Leamington, Chatham
CC / POA ratio:  60/40
Other:

Woodstock
Regularly scheduled travel:  Kitchener, London, St. Thomas
CC / POA ratio:  80/20
Other:

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