- Media Contacts
- Protocol Regarding the Use of Electronic Communication Devices in Court Proceedings
- Policy Regarding Access to Digital Audio Recordings
- Joint Courts' List of Designated Media for Access to Digital Court Recordings
- Court Services Division Policies and Procedures on Public Access to Court Files, Documents and Exhibits
- Directives, Guides, a Glossary and more
Message re COVID-19
The Ontario Court of Justice is committed to ensuring that it remains available to address urgent criminal and family justice matters despite the challenges presented by COVID-19 (coronavirus).
The safety and well-being of the public and all court participants – including the judiciary, court staff, litigants and witnesses – remain a top priority.
That means that, while the most urgent matters will be dealt with, we are working with the Ministry of the Attorney General, which is responsible for courts administration, and our other justice system partners to take all steps possible to ensure these critical operations are being undertaken in a manner consistent with public health advice and guidelines and in the safest manner possible for all justice sector participants.COVID-19 Notices and Information
Welcome by the Chief Justice
Daily, our judges and justices of the peace deliver independent, impartial and timely justice to the thousands of people who come before the Ontario Court of Justice in more than 200 locations across the province. This year, the Ontario Court of Justice, the busiest in Canada, will deal with approximately 500,000 adult and youth criminal charges, hear millions of provincial offence matters such as traffic tickets, and serve more than 20,000 families.
To deliver the highest level of service to the people of Ontario, we are committed to making our Court open, accessible and responsive to their needs.
Our website provides a collection of guides, tools and information we hope will be helpful to litigants, students, teachers, members of the media, legal professionals, academics and the public.
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