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The Court of Appeal for Ontario is the highest level of court in Ontario and hears appeals from the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice. The Chief Justice of Ontario, the Associate Chief Justice of Ontario, and approximately 30 other judges sit on the Court of Appeal. All Read more

Can you provide feedback on our new online system?

Do you have an hour or less, at your convenience, for a virtual feedback session? The Court of Appeal for Ontario is testing a new online filing system, and we are looking for self-represented parties to provide feedback.  Email Jennifer.Carr@Ontario.ca.

(February 27, 2024)

Housekeeping Amendments to the Civil Practice Direction

The Court of Appeal for Ontario released today housekeeping amendments to its Practice Direction Concerning Civil Appeals at the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Among other changes, the amendments reflect recent amendments to rr. 61.11 and 61.12 of the Rules of Civil Procedure governing factum length in civil appeals. Absent leave of the court, a factum in a civil appeal must be both: (i) 9,200 words or less; and (ii) 40 pages or less (see para. 11.7(3)). The factum length in civil motions remains unchanged. Factums in civil motions should be 10 pages or less in the majority of motions and cannot be more than 30 pages without a court order (see para. 7.1.7(4) and s. 7.2.4).

The amendments further:

  • Clarify that certain correspondence addressed to a judge or judges concerning the merits of a court decision will not be provided to the judge or judges (see para. 4.2(1));
  • Set out the process for requesting urgent panel motions (see s. 7.2.3);
  • Indicate that a list judge’s decision on a request for more time for oral argument is final and not subject to further review or appeal (see para. 12.2(5)); and
  • Remove information about binding materials given the General Practice Direction Regarding All Proceedings in the Court of Appeal requires parties to file materials electronically. Electronic materials do not have to be bound with coloured front and back pages.

(February 26, 2024)

Judicial Appointments

Justice Sally A. Gomery and Justice Jonathan Dawe Appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

(November 6, 2023)

Court of Appeal Travels to Windsor, Meets with Local Judges and Bar, Celebrates Reopening of Windsor Law School

(November 6, 2023)

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